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Librarian, teacher, parent of two college-age sons


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awarded  Revival
Apr
15
answered How to help my wife cope w/ being a stay-at-home mom
Apr
13
answered Are crib mobiles helpful to infants?
Apr
13
comment I've taken all of my 13 year old daughter's possessions, and she's still disrespectful
Agree - this situation is complicated, and the solution will be one of rebuilding the relationship. Outside help is needed - a third party that can objectively observe interactions and teach a new way to interact.
Apr
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on formula tag wiki excerpt
Apr
11
comment Classmates choosing soccer tournament over my sons birthday party
Amen. As a parent, I think you (OP) are way over-invested in your child's social life and unrealistic about the role that classmates should play in a healthy, balanced life which should include many social groups - family, neighbors, teams, classmates, etc... PLUS the above, which is that this is a life lesson. Why should the fact that your child is celebrating his birth on a particular weekend count more to these other children than a tournament for a team they have been investing hours in practicing with?
Apr
10
awarded  Tag Editor
Apr
10
reviewed Edit suggested edit on pre-schooler tag wiki excerpt
Apr
10
revised pre-schooler wiki excerpt
A primary schooler is over 5 years of age (primary school is elementary school)
Apr
6
awarded  Yearling
Mar
31
awarded  Guru
Mar
30
answered 6yo wears down people by dawdling and endless discussions - how can parents help?
Mar
29
awarded  Good Answer
Mar
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
28
answered How can I get my 12-year old physically active or into sports when he's never been?
Mar
28
answered Can “The Giving Tree” be explained in a way that isn't an unhealthy lesson?
Mar
22
reviewed No Action Needed How can I help my kids to sleep comfortably (and safely) on an overnight drive?
Mar
22
reviewed Leave Open Dealing with teens and pornography?
Mar
22
reviewed Leave Open How can I help my daughter's depression?
Mar
14
answered How can parents avoid making decisions based on nostalgia?