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Aug
17
answered What material is available to teach a toddler how to read?
Jun
15
comment How do you tell your child they are terrible at something?
I like this idea. I might not even need to compare her to anyone. If I just start keeping track of a few simple things like "% of passes completed" and "% of shots that were accurate" and review after every game, she's the kind of kid that would want to see those numbers getting better.
May
13
comment Should we circumcise our son?
FWIW, I am circumcised and had my son circumcised as well, mainly out of a sense of tradition and a fear of answering the "why am I not like Daddy" questions. There may have also been an element of "If my father had it done on me, and I don't have it done on my son, I'm calling my father a bad father." In retrospect, I wish I had not circumcised my son. There's not really any GREAT reason to do it, and when in doubt, go with not cutting off part of your (or your son's) body
May
13
comment What age is it appropriate to start martial arts?
While I agree with pretty much everything you said, my son, who is about to turn 8, started Karate at the age of 6. His sensei is Japanese and is pretty traditional in his teaching methods. He does not do a whole lot of "kiddie games" and my son loves him.
May
13
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May
11
comment How do you tell your child they are terrible at something?
I think the problem is that when she started, she really was better than most of the kids. However, she took a year and a half off to do other stuff, and thinks she is still better than everyone.
May
2
answered How do you feed a picky eater?
May
2
comment What should children call a step-grandparent?
Personally, I think you AND your mom should stay out of it. If the kids are happy with "Mr Joe" and he is happy with it, then there should be no issue. If they want to call him "Grandpa" or some variant and he is happy with it, again there should be no issue.
May
2
comment Is it healthy for toddlers to play outside when it is cold?
High 50's? Seriously?
Apr
22
answered How do you you encourage siblings to share their toys?
Apr
21
comment What are some hacks and gadgets for a soon-to-be dad?
Yeah, that's the trend now. Then again, if you still have your cordless, that feature will work even if you don't have your phone line turned on
Apr
21
answered How do I get my overachiever to accept her mistakes and live up to her abilities?
Apr
21
comment Is it important to encourage children to experience historic events?
The amount of significance you give something should reflect your values. Watching a wedding of two people I have never and will never meet just because they are famous for no other reason than one of them being the child of a famous person (who himself is only famous for the same reason) in no way reflects my values, so I would not encourage my kids to watch it.
Apr
21
answered How should I respond to a child asking to have as much spending money as her friends do?
Apr
21
comment What are some hacks and gadgets for a soon-to-be dad?
GTD? I'm not familiar with that one.
Apr
21
answered What are some hacks and gadgets for a soon-to-be dad?
Apr
21
comment How many hours of television per day are acceptable for a pre-schooler?
@Nathan, I upvoted your answer. But Beofett does have a point. I think a small edit of changing "We don't have a TV and my three kids are awesome. During meal prep they" to "We don't have a TV, so during meal prep my three kids:" would make your answer less "preachy"
Apr
20
comment How many hours of television per day are acceptable for a pre-schooler?
Are you looking for opinions or research studies?
Apr
20
comment Why do my children cry in my wife's arms but are quiet with me?
Read it in a parenting book when my children were babies, but don't remember which one. And personal experience. Sorry that I can't be more help on that score.
Apr
20
answered Why do my children cry in my wife's arms but are quiet with me?