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comment What are the merits of teaching a child to type correctly at the expense of time practiced with handwriting?
I don't think that pointing out that cursive is "typically faster" is legitimate without some sort of factual basis. IIRC research on the subject either shows it's a wash, or that a printing-dominated mixed style is fastest.
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comment What are the merits of teaching a child to type correctly at the expense of time practiced with handwriting?
This isn't a full fix; the secon part of the third bullet point still is outdented inappropriately.
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answered Just found out my daughter might be gay. Now what?
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revised How to improve my 9yo child's short term memory
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comment How to improve my 9yo child's short term memory
There is no research support for the assertion that any of these activities will generally improve short term memory, a.k.a. working memory. Think of working memory as akin to RAM in a computer. Instead, what one may develop within a specific domain is chunking ability or other strategies that can aid recall; this is not the same as working memory.
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answered How to improve my 9yo child's short term memory
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comment Mathematics concepts for older children and teens
No, that's not most of the problem.
Jan
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comment What would be a effective way to explain pornography?
I don't think things are quite at the stage that the OP needs to warn his child about the perils of the adult entertainment industry, so the analogy seems unhelpful.
Jan
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comment What would be a effective way to explain pornography?
Downvoted for several reasons, including but not limited to your characterization of sexual mores not in line with your particular idea of "traditional" sexual morality as "loose"-- a somewhat pejorative term in this context-- and suggesting that anyone who is more sexually "loose" than you suffers from cognitive dissonance when considering whether to expose children to pornography.
Jan
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comment As an atheist, how should I explain theism to my children?
-1 Atheism is not a religion. I'm startled that anyone would claim that it is. Atheists may hold spiritual beliefs, but that does not change the analysis.
Jan
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answered How to feed a 3 year old?
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answered What would be a effective way to explain pornography?
Jan
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answered those babies who start walking early, will start talking late?
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comment How to feed a 3 year old?
Maybe you should add some detail to the question. Are you trying to say that feeding your daughter is difficult, and if so, in what ways? In general I'd avoid coddling any child to get her to eat. In almost all cases, when a child is truly hungry, she will eat, and will be better off for doing so naturally and not requiring songs or other enticements.
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revised How does one formally educate a gifted child without wrecking childhood?
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revised How does one formally educate a gifted child without wrecking childhood?
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revised Babbling - encourage babbling in 2 yo with glue ear?
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answered How does one formally educate a gifted child without wrecking childhood?