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Interested in GIS modeling, databases, web interfaces. Recent graduate with MS in geography with experience largely in ESRI products, but shifting to open source options.


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reviewed Reviewed My son wants to learn to ride a motorbike. How can I discourage him?
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comment My son wants to learn to ride a motorbike. How can I discourage him?
I don't agree with a "scaring" approach, which is likely to be perceived as overprotective parent silliness. Many countries have similar "safe riders" courses which will provide an impartial perspective on the dangers as all as ways to prevent or mitigate the dangers, so I would go with a class before a lecture about safety. Otherwise an excellent overview of the options!
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reviewed Leave Open TV shows for toddlers that don't teach bad gender and race dynamics
Nov
25
comment Sudden fear of swimming!
Good insight about the chlorine. My son loves swimming... until one day we visited a saltwater pool, and ever since then he finds our regular (chlorinated) pool to be much less appealing!
Nov
24
comment Child worse than tattling she lies
I guess from a very strict linguistic perspective, maybe? But she isn't making things up, rather she is overstating the impact on her. It has to be dealt with in a slightly different way: you couldn't say "Sophia didn't touch you," for example. I definitely think that she is trying to cause trouble with it and that it will only get her negative attention, but it seems trickier to address than outright falsehoods.
Nov
24
comment Child worse than tattling she lies
This isn't exactly lying, it's exaggerating. That doesn't mean that it shouldn't be addressed, though.
Nov
24
reviewed Close Why don't my twins sleep for a longer stretch of time?
Nov
23
revised Why don't my twins sleep for a longer stretch of time?
expanded abbreviations (had to google EBF, hoped to save others that step)
Nov
22
comment Why would a 15 year old just stop talking. Like 'Selective Mutism'?
+1, especially since she is also crying herself to sleep every night.
Nov
22
reviewed No Action Needed Sudden fear of swimming!
Nov
19
revised 8-year-old refuses to blow his nose
added a detail
Nov
19
answered Bat mitzvah party invitations
Nov
19
revised Bat mitzvah party invitations
minor spelling, added tags
Nov
19
answered 8-year-old refuses to blow his nose
Nov
18
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Is putting a 9-year-old to bed early abusive?
Nov
18
revised My wife is pregnant and I don't want to be part of it, what I should do?
adjusted grammar/spelling, formatting for readability, added tag
Nov
18
comment What can I do about 3 year old holding in pee all the time?
Argh, the unpredictability of auto flush with small children who aren't adequately seen by the sensor! (And those are usually the loudest, fastest flushes...)
Nov
18
comment What can I do about 3 year old holding in pee all the time?
My toddler, once potty-trained, wen through a phase where she would only use the toilet at home (which led to occasional accidents when not at home). It took a while to figure out why, but apparently the loud flushing of most toilets terrified her. Have you tried having a conversation to see if there's something he doesn't like about the toilet?
Nov
18
reviewed Reviewed 7-year-old can't sleep
Nov
18
comment Teaching the details of etiquette and table manners
Brilliant :D I think I'm going to some estate sales and antique malls this weekend!