20,961 reputation
872171
bio website n/a
location Pennsylvania
age 41
visits member for 3 years, 7 months
seen 52 mins ago

Moderator Pro Tem on Parenting.Stackexchange.com.

Web developer, business analyst, project manager, and proud father.

profile for Beofett on Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites


Nov
16
comment Explaining mental illness to children
10 year olds should be able to manage explanations of more than 7 words. My 4 year old can, for that matter. Perhaps you're underestimating children.
Nov
14
comment Explaining mental illness to children
"Labels aren't the point. Clarity is." Clarity is exactly why labels are problematic: labels are frequently short, simple words that are used to describe a range of complex characteristics, and therefore carry a lot of meaning and baggage that is not relevant to every case. That is what @CreationEdge is referring to by stereotypes and stigma. Saying "this person has some problems", and then elaborating on those problems, can provide clarity. Saying "this person is crazy" is rather the opposite. It is broadly categorical, stigmatizing, non-descriptive, and fundamentally pejorative.
Nov
14
comment TV shows for toddlers that don't teach bad gender and race dynamics
@Marc Please refer to my previous comment, above. If you feel that you disagree with the fundamental premise of a question, then you should just pass it by. While I appreciate that you posted a comment, rather than an answer, the history of the site has shown that telling someone that a question or request is based off of a flawed premise (which is, in itself, a subjective claim), is at best divisive, and at worst, outright unwelcoming and inflammatory. I am deleting the comments that don't directly relate to what the OP is requesting.
Nov
11
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
11
revised When should I stop swaddling my baby?
Removed irrelevant product mention.
Nov
6
comment What are some good “dad jokes”?
Sorry, but this is considered a "list question", and is off-topic for our site. Generally, if you're asking for a list of answers, where every answer can be completely different, but equally valid, it's not a good fit for our site. This is specifically addressed in our help center, under What types of questions should I avoid asking?: "To prevent your question from being flagged and possibly removed, avoid asking subjective questions where … every answer is equally valid: “What’s your favorite ______?”"
Nov
3
comment TV shows for toddlers that don't teach bad gender and race dynamics
Remember: if you disagree with the premise of a question, pass it by. If you find a question rude or offensive, flag it. Arguing about it in comments is not acceptable.
Nov
2
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
31
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
29
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
28
awarded  Populist
Oct
17
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
17
asked At what point are children developmentally able to understand long periods of time?
Oct
17
revised Is it too dangerous for my 2 years old son to watch YouTube on the iPad for hours?
added 146 characters in body
Oct
17
comment Is it too dangerous for my 2 years old son to watch YouTube on the iPad for hours?
I agree, and I had clarified the distinction between the implied correlation, but lack of established causality, in my original answer. I'll edit to put that initial caveat in here, too.
Oct
17
revised Is it too dangerous for my 2 years old son to watch YouTube on the iPad for hours?
edited tags
Oct
17
answered Is it too dangerous for my 2 years old son to watch YouTube on the iPad for hours?
Oct
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on My twin Daughters are very different in size!
Oct
16
revised My twin Daughters are very different in size!
Minor spag; added info from deleted answer