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Librarian, teacher, parent of two college-age sons


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reviewed Reject suggested edit on My child is ignoring my timeouts and walking away from them. What are some options for handling this?
Apr
17
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?