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Jul
27
answered “Secret” correspondence with a child
Jul
25
comment “Secret” correspondence with a child
Upvoted - context is everything. Also I wonder if inviting a child into 'secret correspondence' (as safe behaviour) might establish a pattern of behaviour that could be taken advantage of by would-be abusers?
Jul
25
comment “Secret” correspondence with a child
I'm not sure that children have a "right" not to be deceived or misguided do they? In the same way that privacy is a privilege not a right for their own protection. Children are deceived regularly in some way or another whether by lie or by omission and parents would certainly claim it is for the child's benefit.
Jul
22
comment In the USA in the year 2014, does the law forbid children from being out and about without close adult supervision?
You sure that "Is helicopter parenting required by law...?" isn't a legal question? :D
Jul
22
comment Infant turns in her sleep, is that a concern?
Fair point, paragraph snipped. :)
Jul
22
revised Infant turns in her sleep, is that a concern?
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Jul
21
comment Infant turns in her sleep, is that a concern?
@Joe - you'll have to take that up with babycentre's panel of experts, not me. :)
Jul
21
comment Infant turns in her sleep, is that a concern?
@Joe - personally I wouldn't turn them either but that is the recommendation of SIDS researchers.
Jul
21
comment Infant turns in her sleep, is that a concern?
@Ida - we do in the uk too but it's not (usually) 30degrees C here.
Jul
21
comment Help - taken legal guardianship of 16 yr old sister who is moving in but already staying over with boys etc
Have you looked at the services available from youth charities? Charities like Barnardo's operate and fund services targeting the 15-19 age range (as well as younger children) which might be valuable.
Jul
20
answered Infant turns in her sleep, is that a concern?
Jul
19
comment Help - taken legal guardianship of 16 yr old sister who is moving in but already staying over with boys etc
College(USA) = University(UK). It's hard to explain the difference but the closest thing in the US system would be a 12th grade where students can choose to leave school to attend a more specialised institution typically for vocational / technical subjects but also for subjects too specialist for mainstream schools.
Jul
19
comment Is there a puddle jumper equivalent for 20lb babies?
You've done something to be applauded in both noticing and saving a life but unfortunately this answer doesn't address the question at all in it's current form - sorry!
Jul
14
comment Do false alarms on Angel Care monitor mean sleep apnea?
To be fair, you didn't need to check on your child every hour anyway. That kind of behaviour too is the result of people preying on the fears of new parents.
Jul
8
comment Is it nessecary that an adult sit near a newborn baby in his carseat?
If a newborn is likely to be spending a lot of time in a car seat then IIRC the primary concern is that it will affect their skull (as it is still soft.) If I can find the specific info on that I'll post an answer.
Jul
5
comment Should I stop my mother in law visiting when she doesn't respect me as the father figure?
@DavidBoshton - Next time she shouts at you then just say that you won't tolerate that behaviour followed by it must be time for a trip to the park... She will kick off monumentally but sometimes there's nothing like a good storm to clear the air.
Feb
4
comment Our toddler boy likes to arrange his toy cars in a line. Is this normal?
I have girls and they're the same. Our 20 month old lined her little play people up just this morning and then brought it to my attention to show how clever she'd been.
Jan
29
answered Travelling with three little ones without a car
Jan
25
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Jan
17
comment How do I address a teacher humiliating my son by calling him a “tattletale”?
More likely that the lead teacher was using a 'give silence, get silence' technique which involves shutting down all the other noise often nonverbally until the offenders realise they're holding things up. The teacher that did the telling off doesn't appear to be the same one that was leading the class(es) at that point, although that could be me misreading the question.