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Jan
1
comment How can I help a child stay motivated in learning to program?
Hmm, just forbid it, and they will be immensely interested in the topic.
Aug
3
comment Video game addiction
25h/w, is perhaps 3h/day. Say, if he worked out 2h/day, and watched tv 1h/day, you would not react at all, I think, but rather think this is normal, borderline healthy. Besides, a high class load, also requires some time to distance from school stuff. I think that I also had similar statistics on gameplay in those years, at least for some periods.
Aug
3
comment 4 year old refuses to color
He is not color-blind, perhaps?
Aug
3
comment Teens concerned about impregnation through clothes
Hence, inform about condoms, and why one should always carry (a fresh one) with you.
Aug
3
comment What should I do about my pre-teen son messaging older girls he's never met?
I am curious, what did you say about porn?
Aug
3
comment Helping a child independently make logical connections
Computer games. There are a lot of computer games where you need to do several steps of thinking; for example "Flow", html5games.com/2012/07/flow-free
Aug
3
comment What is the least problematic age difference between siblings?
I just want to share my experience: I have (much) more in common with my youngest sibling (my brother, 10 years younger), than any of my four sisters which are between us.
Aug
3
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Aug
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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
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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
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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!