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bio website people.su.se/~peal0658
location Sweden
age 27
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seen Jun 27 at 20:52

Graduate student in mathematics. Languages: Java, C, C++, Mathematica, Php, HTML, CSS, LaTeX.

Interests in computer science: Fractals, genetic algorithms and AI programming.


Jun
21
answered My wife wants a 4th baby, but I don't
Jun
20
comment How to handle a 11y/o son who act like a girl?
"He plays mostly with girls at school". Why do you object to this? Maybe it is because he likes girls?
Jun
20
awarded  Commentator
Jun
20
comment How do you determine when to start a child on music lessons without pressuring them?
Pressuring is really a balance I think; I felt some pressure with continuing my instrument, but I am happy that my parents were persistent. Learning to give up at the first hurdle is not a good lesson.
Jun
20
comment What are some milestones a child should reach before learning programming?
Learning how to read music sheets is very similar to learn how to read code.
Jun
20
comment What are some milestones a child should reach before learning programming?
I learned to code on a Ti-83 calculator, since my parents limited my PC usage to 1h/day, so I did not want to waste "gaming time".
Jun
20
awarded  Supporter
Jun
20
comment The school has assigned reading I feel is inappropriate for my son to read. How do I approach this problem with the school and with my son?
The best way to make the kid to read a book is to forbid him/her doing so. My parents did not allow me to watch Stephen King movies when I was 11 (obviously), but they did not mind me reading the novels, which I did. I think this was a very good way for me to become interested in reading, and I still read a lot of books. Besides, you can always easily pause a book, and experience in your own pace. There is no harm in reading this series I think.
Jun
20
comment As an atheist, how should I explain theism to my children?
Critically thinking is the best lesson one can teach.
Jun
20
comment How do you teach a child religious views?
The bible is also very clear that you should not eat shellfish, (Leviticus 11:12).
Feb
1
comment Somewhat unemotional, destructive pre-schooler; shows no strong attachment to things. How can we help him?
I say, encourage the curiosity. How about finding some old electronic devices and a screwdriver for him to play with. Taking apart electronics is really funny, (lots of colors and strange things). Just be careful that he do not plug them into an outlet again!
Feb
1
comment How does one address Christianity with their children in a mixed faith marriage?
How about wait until your child is old enough to understand the stories in the Bible, and discovering faith on her own. It is very easy to misunderstand faith and religion on an early age, and some stories in the Bible are really not appropriate for people under 18...
Jan
24
comment How long should I wait before I permit my children to have access to caffeine?
You get enough taurine in regular meals, and the body can also synthesize it.
Jan
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jan
24
comment Just found out my daughter might be gay. Now what?
Be happy for her that she is trying to find out who she is. You won't have to worry about teen pregnancies and besides, sending emotional messages is way better than experimenting with drugs.