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Nov
11
comment A man I met online wants to take pictures of my daughter
I wouldn't be quite so categorical--if he's a professional photographer who does pictures of people for exhibitions this could be innocent. (Look at whatever else he's done along these lines.) If not, though, you're right--run away.
Oct
25
comment Too many languages?
@MasonWheeler I'm going to guess that her mind has you filed as both an English and Spanish speaker, thus it's free to use either language when talking to you. Without the language being tied down her mind wanders between the choices.
Oct
25
comment Too many languages?
I have frequently seen language confusion--my wife is a native Mandarin speaker, English only from middle age. If she's just been using some Chinese dialect (she speaks several) it's not exactly unusual for her to speak to me in the same language--and I'm lucky to understand one word.
Oct
25
comment Too many languages?
More anecdotal evidence: My mother knew a woman that grew up in a household where the father spoke three languages, the mother spoke three languages and a housekeeper spoke three languages--but there was only one language in common between them. This woman spoke 7 languages at native level fluency. The downside: If you asked what language she used to talk to someone she might not remember--she just automatically used what they spoke.
Aug
24
comment My 4.5-year-old son has no dominant hand
Second this. I'm definitely right-handed but up until my teens I could do most tasks about as well left handed as right. As I would generally do them right-handed as it was easier/somewhat better the effects of practice made me much more dominant than I originally was.
Dec
7
comment How to teach a child to swallow pills?
Across an admittedly small sample I have found that mixing the stuff into rice (moist, not stuff that's sat around too long) and then letting it sit at least a minute is basically tasteless. Obviously it's unsuitable for time release stuff, though.
Dec
7
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Jan
16
comment Just found out my daughter might be gay. Now what?
@Izkata: I registered here specifically so I could upvote your comment.