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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 to stop my 2 years old son from stealing his sister's bottle?
It sounds a bit like he's looking for attention, rather than her particular bottle or drink. What does he do if you give her a bottle, let him take it, then give her a second one?
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comment Building self-esteem while encouraging a tidy, acceptable appearance
She has a reasonable work ethic and gets homework, etc. done promptly -- just isn't interested in spending time on clothing or grooming choices.
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comment Building self-esteem while encouraging a tidy, acceptable appearance
I agree that "that boy might not like you" should not be a general, always used method for encouraging more effort in looking presentable, but if she's got a crush and asking me how to get him to like her better, I would include advice on grooming as part of a package of advice that includes being herself.
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comment My stepdaughter wants to go to California to see her girlfriend
"She has fostered a relationship that has questioned her sexuality at an age where actual sex shouldn't be a topic." Fourteen is well into puberty, and sex needs to be a topic of discussion. You also seem to conclude that the daughter would have been heterosexual if not for this online girlfriend, which is a big (and bigoted) assumption to make. I appreciated some of the points you made about the impulsiveness of teenagers and lack of information about this particular crush, but this answer is overall unhelpful.
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comment My stepdaughter wants to go to California to see her girlfriend
I'm curious whether you'd also propose chaperoned dates every 14 days for a romantic interest that wasn't separated by geography. (I also don't feel that a 15-year-old is significantly more equipped to deal with a cross-country trip to meet a girlfriend than a 14-year-old is.)
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comment My stepdaughter wants to go to California to see her girlfriend
@corsiKa I did not intend to dismiss the possibility for deep and lasting relationships to start online, but rather to get more detail about the age of the relationship and what sort of dynamics are at play here.
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comment My stepdaughter wants to go to California to see her girlfriend
Can you clarify whether "meet her first crush" means that these two have never met face to face before, or that the girlfriend has moved to California since they started dating? They're pretty different scenarios :)
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comment Building self-esteem while encouraging a tidy, acceptable appearance
To clarify, she tends to think the former, and I do encourage that. @Shauna thanks for the concern in any case :)
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comment Building self-esteem while encouraging a tidy, acceptable appearance
Well, having been a horribly self-conscious teenager, I'm hoping to help her about some of the worst of it by going INTO puberty with a reserve of confidence. But it's also likely I'll be looking at this question in a few years and laughing at my ignorance :) Great answer.
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comment Toddler does not like to drink milk
While one of my kids would love this, another (who's lactose intolerant and grew to associate the taste of milk with stomach pain) would really, really not, and it would in fact be bad for her. This may or may not be the case for OP's child, though.
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asked Building self-esteem while encouraging a tidy, acceptable appearance
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comment Does diluting (liquid) dipyrone in juice affects its effectiveness?
It would be better to ask a pharmacist or physician to be sure :)
Dec
16
reviewed Reviewed 21 month has learned how to climb out of crib
Dec
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comment what to do when the father makes poor personal choices (not necessarily a bad father)
Revised to focus more on the emotional abuse concern and incorporate some of the content cited in these comments. Please leave the comments intact, as I feel they add value to the overall discussion.
Dec
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revised what to do when the father makes poor personal choices (not necessarily a bad father)
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Dec
15
comment Daycare provider says that kids with dietary restrictions cannot eat at the daycare
@JamesBradbury It should be straightforward to implement a discount for eating none of the food, particularly since the daycare is saying that the OP's children aren't allowed to eat any of it (not just the food that they're allergic to). While this might be a gesture almost, something like $10/week, that adds up over the course of a year. Considering the high cost of childcare, and that they're making the OP pay for a benefit she can't use, I am comfortable with "obnoxious."
Dec
15
comment Daycare provider says that kids with dietary restrictions cannot eat at the daycare
That's pretty obnoxious of them. Unfortunately, your only recourse might be to find a different daycare and give angry reviews of this place to all your acquaintances :(
Dec
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revised Daycare provider says that kids with dietary restrictions cannot eat at the daycare
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answered Daycare provider says that kids with dietary restrictions cannot eat at the daycare
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revised 20 yo daughter left home to live with a “bad” girl - what should I do?
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