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awarded  Yearling
Mar
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comment 7 Yr Old Using Violent Language During Play
You're concerned that when pretending to be someone who's primary job is to murder people, he says he's going to murder you?
Feb
24
answered How do we balance our expectations for our children with allowing them freedom to pursue their own interests?
Feb
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awarded  Notable Question
Oct
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comment How do I stop yawning so much when I'm reading bedtime stories to my kids?
Whether you feel tired or not, if you have kids you are probably operating on some sort of sleep debt. Beyond that, the accepted answer is a great one.
Oct
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answered My 13 year old is sexting need advice
Oct
30
comment Is a Do-It-Yourself baby monitor a bad idea?
Do you have a cordless land-line phone system in your house? If so, it probably has an intercom/room monitor feature on it and you have a zero cost audio system already. Video monitor is, IMHO, completely unnecessary.
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awarded  Good Question
Jul
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answered How to handle copycatting?
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awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
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answered Party games for the 4-th birthday
Apr
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comment Pre-teen always sneaking junk food
Why do you have them in the house?
Apr
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awarded  Yearling
Apr
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comment Should we teach rules of multiple board games at once
This is a pretty good answer, but I'm not sure I agree with the statement that "When a five-year-old starts to cheat or simply ignore rules, she's bored or frustrated. That's a good sign it's time to switch games...)" While that may be the case, five-year-olds are fairly notorious for pushing boundaries as well as being self-centered to the point that they think they should be able to change the rules as they see fit. It may be time to change games, but it may be time for a quick discussion on sportsmanship.
Mar
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comment Should adults pay rent if they live in their parents' home?
The way my parents did it, after you graduated high school, you got your summer free. After that, you had to either be working full time, going to school full time, or doing both part time. If you chose the second or third option, you did not have to pay rent. If you chose the first, you either had to pay rent or be putting the same amount of money into savings.
Mar
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answered How can my son learn to use the bicycle's pedals?
Feb
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answered Should you let a toddler win?
Dec
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answered How do I tell my parents that my wife and I are pregnant?
Oct
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comment How do you get a primary schooler to continue doing chores when their friends don't have to?
Excellent points. Along the lines of your last bullet point, I include things like "Rey doesn't get to do X like you do either, so are you willing to give up X in order not to have to do chores"
Sep
10
answered What should children call a step-grandparent?