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Apr
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answered Is it a parent's responsibility to remember their 6 year-old child's coat as they leave their home to go to school?
Apr
10
answered Explaining Thunder/Lightning to a preschooler
Apr
10
answered Divorce communications - How to deal with “you're unwilling to pay” tactic?
Mar
21
awarded  primary-schooler
Mar
20
answered How can I handle a situation with a faulty, cruel teacher that does not like me and takes it out on my child?
Feb
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awarded  Yearling
Feb
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answered How do I get my father to stop making everything about him
Jan
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
29
comment What is the average cost difference per year to raise a infant before schooling?
the average cost is not of use to anyone. Some people spend nothing the first year, using hand me down cloth diapers clothes, exclusively breastfeeding etc. Others have a staff of nannies from day 1 and spend hundreds of dollars on each of the baby's outfits, and thousands of dollars on professional photo shoots each month. Some buy enormous cars and say it's a baby expense. The number arrived at by averaging those people would not tell you anything valuable.
Jan
29
answered Learning to play an instrument: Should we insist that our child practices each day?
Jan
23
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
12
answered How to deal with my 12 year old's rebellious behavior?
Dec
31
answered How to escape vicious circle of dawdling - no outdoor activities - conflicts …?
Dec
31
comment Working mother but unemployed father
And how does anyone know whether the father is able to find a job? Imagine the humiliation, having given up on a work search after being constantly turned down for being too old or not having specific skills, then deciding with your wife to stop searching since her income is enough, and then to have your child come and lecture you, starting with "I noticed that you have decided to ..." - words matter and the OP does not know that the father has decided anything on this matter.
Dec
23
answered Extended family not catering for baby's routine
Dec
9
comment How to explain to a 9-year-old why a relative is not welcome
@jax good point, more like "it's not just because I'm mad at Nana for the usual kinds of things people get mad about and then use their kids as pawns." Eg where Xmas dinner is or who got invited to a wedding. But doubtless you are mad at Nana for her lack of judgement and inability to see your children deserve protection. I hope this gets better for you.
Dec
4
comment How to teach a child to swallow pills?
Practise is key. Mini skittles are even smaller than tic tacs. For a child who gags, try offering 3 or 4 candies and once one goes down without gagging the rest can be eaten (chewed and enjoyed) as candies. Very motivating. Work up to fullsize Skittles. I agree on the liquid-first and chin-down advice.
Nov
25
answered Child worse than tattling she lies