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Librarian, teacher, parent of two college-age sons


Jan
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
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answered How can I help my child who is advanced in programming to meet others at the same skill level?
Dec
31
comment Working mother but unemployed father
He said his mother is struggling and all his father does is eat and sleep. I took him at his word. Someone who only eats and sleeps has decided to only eat and sleep. If my spouse was struggling, I would not be giving up and lying on the sofa. He didn't say his dad was trying to find a job. He didn't say his day was helping out around the house. He said that all he does is eat and sleep.
Dec
31
comment Working mother but unemployed father
@user1450877 The OP said his father only eats and sleeps. I took him at his word. There are many stay-at-home parents making a huge contribution. They don't just "eat, sleep and repeat." They work.
Dec
27
comment Working mother but unemployed father
True, but the OP indicated that the father isn't contributing at all, and the OP's concerns are about the lack of financial contribution.
Dec
26
answered Working mother but unemployed father
Dec
10
comment Can a punishment be devoid of any “violence”?
Early in life - absolutely!
Dec
9
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
8
answered Can a punishment be devoid of any “violence”?
Dec
7
comment Is it dangerous to microwave formula if I swirl the bottle and test the temperature afterwards?
You can also let it stand for a minute to help distribute heat. We did this with our kids, but never made the formula more than warm, and over time, made it less warm until we were actually serving it cold. There is nothing to say it has to be warm - it is transitioning from breast that makes it desirable for it to be warm.
Dec
6
answered How to answer someone who says, “What he needs is a good spanking!”
Dec
3
comment How to teach a child to swallow pills?
Orange Tic Tacs. Worked a champ with my kids. They aren't afraid to practice, because there is no downside if they don't get it for a few tries.
Dec
3
comment How can I address toddler's fear of water over her face?
We did this too. We also sometimes encouraged our child to hold a wash cloth over his face (gives him control) during hair washing or rinsing. Eventually we taught what we called "the swimmer's wipe), to use his own had to wipe away excess water from his face (again, putting control in his hands).
Oct
18
comment What are these? Received from children's centre in free pack
I am not finding a photo to verify, but I think it might be for tidying up blind cords to baby doesn't hang himself.
Oct
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
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awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
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reviewed No Action Needed What are some tips for making an international flight with a toddler?
Aug
10
reviewed No Action Needed How quickly do I need to change my newborn with a dirty diaper?
Aug
9
reviewed Close Teens concerned about impregnation through clothes