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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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comment How do I prevent my child from becoming frightened by “scary” stories?
A lot of the connections in the third section are questionable in my opinion. Of my three breast-fed children who rode in baby slings and often co-slept, one is easily frightened, one never admits fear, and one is somewhere in between. Too much generalizing like that can be offensive and lose the message you're trying to get across.
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reviewed Reviewed How do I prevent my child from becoming frightened by “scary” stories?
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comment How do I prevent my child from becoming frightened by “scary” stories?
This doesn't answer the question, it only criticizes and shames the child. Nobody was even reading anything in the question.
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reviewed Reviewed How do you explain to a 3-year-old what Halloween is?
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comment How do you explain to a 3-year-old what Halloween is?
When my daughter was four I looked through a pattern catalog at the fabric store with her to get some costume ideas. She chose "witch" -- but she was looking at a picture of a purple, sparkly, big-poofy-dress witch :D
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reviewed Reviewed 4.8 year old is shy when not around with parents or grandparents
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comment My 9 year feels I publicly embarrass him
The OP isn't really asking how to be able to act affectionately towards her son in front of his classmates, she's asking about how to respond to a tantrum when she sits in the wrong place. Short of being completely uninvolved in the school, how can a parent volunteer meet unreasonable demands of her children?
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comment Teaching and enforcing moderation when a kid is given too much junk food
I like the approach you're describing about self control. It is quite true that it's a critical skill, but hard to balance with setting boundaries :)
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asked Teaching and enforcing moderation when a kid is given too much junk food
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answered How to decide halloween costume for babies?
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comment How do you explain to a 3-year-old what Halloween is?
Aw, thank you! :) The triangle arrow buttons above and below to big number at the top-left of an answer (up and down) are where you can vote.
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answered How do you explain to a 3-year-old what Halloween is?
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comment My 9 year feels I publicly embarrass him
What would be a way for a parent to be involved with a school (which, if it's like most US schools, is seriously underfunded and therefore NEEDS parent volunteers to function) without embarrassing you? I doubt they gave her the job of following you around all day ;) Do you think it's possible for her desire to be involved and your desire for personal boundaries can reach a compromise?
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reviewed Reviewed Should I expect my 20 year old son to get a job while at University?
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comment Should I expect my 20 year old son to get a job while at University?
Do you have any additional advice for the OP? While your personal experience is broadly informative, it's quite broad and provides criticism without much solution. I think it would be better as a comment than an Answer.
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reviewed Reviewed Should a 5 year old excuse themselves after farting?
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comment Should a 5 year old excuse themselves after farting?
"Females" are capable of taking, accepting, and growing from criticism from either fathers or mothers, provided it is constructive and not pejorative. Female friends "later in life" (middle childhood, teenage years) are far more likely to be cruel and mean-spirited educators about dealing with flatulence (ewww, you farted! so disgusting! and gossiping about how their "friend" is a farter) than a parent. Farts happen from infancy on, and giving a child no guidance on how to cope gracefully (thus avoiding shame) sounds cruel.
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comment Should a 5 year old excuse themselves after farting?
It's clearly not a topic on which there will be consensus :D
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reviewed No Action Needed 9 month old baby girl sleep habits