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Sep
10
comment How does a parent that does not know a basic life skill make sure their child obtains that skill?
I disagree with closing this question. I think it is relevant and, while needing to be improved, is a good question. The need to teach a child a basic life skill that you don't possess yourself is something that many parents have questions about. Maybe it could be generalized to something like that
Aug
26
answered Arguments for/against same birthday for siblings?
Aug
6
comment Should I forbid my 10 month old boy to touch/play with anything that is harmful/dirty?
Don't tolerate disobedience? This is a ten month old. Not a four year old. If there's something they don't want him to play with, it shouldn't be within reach
Jul
30
answered How do you teach morals and values in non-religious households?
Jul
18
answered How to deal with a child in an “I can't” phase?
Jul
9
comment Our 4 year old won't fall asleep until 11pm
@ThomasPaine, I'm glad I had finished my coffee when I had read that same thing. If the kid isn't waking up till 9:30, no wonder she's not tired by 8:30 at night. That would be like my kid's being tired at 5:30 in the evening.
Jul
9
comment How do you feed a picky eater?
@balancedmama That's a tricky one. I don't want to encourage overeating, but at the same time, I don't want them eating all of the mashed potatoes and none of the peas. We try to balance this out by not having really big first servings. Then they can have seconds of just the stuff they want.
Jun
19
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Jun
18
comment What do we do to minimize negative impact to our child when we (the parents) argue?
I agree that it is ok to argue in front of the kids and that it is a model for them on how to argue with their spouses. One exception my wife and I have to that rule is that we don't argue about things involving the kids in front of them. EG, if my wife gives my son a punishment and sends him to bed early, I don't tell her in front of him that I think she overreacted. Always back your partner's play in front of the kids. You can discuss it later in private.
Jun
18
comment How do you respond to minor injuries?
Well, they have one thing in common. They are both behaving like a 21-month old should.
May
16
awarded  Nice Answer
May
11
answered How do I explain the difference in responsibilities and privileges between the oldest and youngest child?
May
2
answered How to prepare children for impending death of a parent?
May
1
answered Any suggestions on how to control yelling and negativity on our part, and also teach my 8 yr old son to not feel so helpless and cry so easily?
Apr
10
comment how do I motivate my 8 yr old to practice the piano regularly?
There's a whole host of issues going on here that have already been addressed in some of the answers, but I'm curious, why in the WORLD would you give him the reward if he behaved like that?
Apr
10
answered Light Day-Hiking with Newborn— baby carrier or offroad stroller?
Apr
10
answered Why do parents refer to themselves in the third person?
Apr
9
awarded  Critic
Apr
9
answered Addressing bad behavior after the fact
Apr
9
comment Why is my baby crying?
Don't forget good old fashioned pain. We were at a family get together a few years ago when one of my nephews, who was too young to talk, kept crying after we strapped him in his high chair. My siblings, parents and I (who have a couple of hundred years combined child raising experience) wasted about 20 minutes trying to get him to eat different things, giving him toys, drinks, etc. Finally my brother took off his shoe and found a pebble stuck between his toes.