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Librarian, teacher, parent of two college-age sons


Jul
27
comment “Secret” correspondence with a child
Santa Claus (et al) is different in some respects. Santa Claus does not develop a personal relationship with your child. Santa Claus is also an annual cultural experience which parents choose to engage with because it is a shared cultural experience. Rituals and traditions like Santa have value in grounding people in shared experience.
Jul
13
revised 13 year old losing muscle
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Jul
13
answered 13 year old losing muscle
Jul
13
awarded  infant
Jul
13
answered How can I make sure my infant doesn't get injured on my collar bone when he suddenly jerks forward?
Jul
9
comment How do I get my primary-schooler to love learning?
+1 Yea for trips to the library. Your child can learn about almost anything he wants to from books, so follow his curiosity and he will learn on his own.
Jul
5
comment Is it nessecary that an adult sit near a newborn baby in his carseat?
If it's a long trip, plan on making regular stops.
Jul
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on 4 year old steals toys from baby brother
Jun
28
answered 2 year old Boy lack of social interaction
Jun
28
reviewed Reviewed Should I declare my baby when booking a hotel?
Jun
27
reviewed Reviewed How can I help a preschooler who refuses to sleep?
Jun
27
answered 3 year old, potty training and binky separation anxiety
Jun
20
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
14
revised What are the steps parents of an introverted teenager can take to help him to socialize with girls?
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14
answered What are the steps parents of an introverted teenager can take to help him to socialize with girls?
Jun
13
answered How should I handle an 8 year old lawyering and quibbling?
Jun
10
comment Non-judgmental all round parenting of a child: Any resources?
I recommend the author Ron Taffel - he has written a number of great books. The premise of his teaching is that it is your job as a parent to maintain an envelope for your child that is just a bit larger than his life. As he grows, he will bump up against the edges of the envelope, and you will gradually enlarge it, giving room to explore while keeping decision-making at an appropriate level.
Jun
10
comment Dealing with a devoted mom about moving out
Welcome to Parenting Stack Exchange. This forum is really for parents asking for advice about raising children, so probably your question will be placed on hold. I answered it below anyway, because I know how hard what you are trying to do is.
Jun
10
answered Dealing with a devoted mom about moving out