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Jul
21
comment 14 month old baby no longer eating or drinking after MMR vaccine
"If you google MMR and loss of appetite, you will get numerous hits" if you google "vaccines cause autism", you'll get numerous hits, too, but that doesn't mean anything beyond that there's a ton of bad information on the Internet. That's why including specific sources is so important.
Jul
14
comment How to handle spoiled 20 year old step grandaughter and her enabeling mother?
Hi, and welcome to the site! Could you please clarify what type of advice you're looking for?
Jun
26
comment Why do humans require assistance in childbirth so frequently?
The first two facts simply aren't true. There are actually countless mammals that stay in family units their entire lives. In some cases, only the males leave as they enter adulthood. Similarly, there are quite a few cases of mammals where raising children is either communal, or delegated to specific members of the group.
Jun
25
comment How do I help my son deal with a sexually abusive bully in preschool?
One or possibly both of his friends have had similar conversations with their parents about playing with Cain, but as 4 year olds, they have a hard time remembering that that's what they're supposed to do, particularly when they're in the middle of having a good time and Cain shows up. I don't think my son really wants to leave the school; it was merely him trying to come up with a solution. I know he'd be very sad to leave his friends. We'll definitely follow up with the school, to see what steps they're taking. It seems complete separation isn't likely to be an option, though.
Jun
18
comment Causes and prevention techniques for crooked teeth?
You don't believe what to be true? That we don't fully know what causes it? Or that losing teeth can contribute to crooked teeth? Or that early intervention by a pediatric dentist can sometimes help prevent teeth from growing in crooked? From the rest of your comment, it seems like you disagree that poor dental hygiene is the sole cause of crooked teeth, but no one has actually claimed that to be the case.
May
29
comment How to handle my baby boy urinating in bath?
@ShadowWizard There are plenty of examples of questions that are duplicates except for the age range, because the developmental level of the child is such a game-changer that it radically changes the question. You're welcome to disagree, but I find it extremely difficult to imaging a scenario where "why is my newborn doing x" would be a duplicate of "why is my toddler doing x".
May
29
comment How to handle my baby boy urinating in bath?
It's generally a good idea to ask a new question, instead of editing to radically change the question and thereby invalidating existing answers. A question about a newborn peeing in the tub is radically different than a toddler doing the same. My suggestion is to roll back the edit, and post a new question. You can flag a moderator and see if you can get the bounty refunded.
May
1
comment Why would you lie to your children about Santa?
Its a shame this answer got buried at the bottom. Its the best answer here, IMHO. Wish I could upvote more than once.
Apr
13
comment How do you explain “Right” and “Left” politics to a child without bias?
@msouth and you're providing a good example of why gross generalizations based on "left" or "right" are fundamentally useless. Many (all) of the things you've just attributed to "the left" only apply to subsets of the left (and some of those subsets are so vanishingly small as to be actively disingenuous when used to describe "the left"). This isn't helped by the deliberately inflammatory phrasing you've choosen. It's no different than saying "the right wants to take away your freedom to not be beaten for being other than a heterosexual Caucasian christian".
Mar
31
comment When is corporal punishment abuse, really?
Complains it should be closed, doesn't vote to close, then posts an answer. Ah, some things never change.
Mar
21
comment Thumbs splitting from changing nappies & repeated hand washing
Valid point. However, an XY problem where there is insufficient information about the process is still a reason to put on hold, albeit as "not clear what you're asking".
Mar
21
comment Thumbs splitting from changing nappies & repeated hand washing
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the parenting element is completely incidental. The question would be functionally identical if it was fishing that caused the splitting and cracking of your fingertips.
Mar
13
comment How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?
Picking one small detail to address should be a comment. Answers here are supposed to be complete answers, fully addressing the entire question.
Mar
13
comment How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?
-1 this should have been a comment, not an answer.
Mar
8
comment Flight travel during pregnancy
Related: http://parenting.stackexchange.com/q/2323/420.
Mar
7
comment Should a precocious child be prevented from devoting too much time to their primary interest?
@bjb568 How long might be considered excessive is highly variable dependent on age, but consider 3 hours to be a completely arbitrary placeholder for purposes of getting an answer. Please don't read too much into it.
Feb
22
comment Why does skin dryness occur in newborns and infants and how can I help with or prevent it?
-1 please don't confuse fringe conspiracy theories and dangerous pseudo science with "truth". This answer is a borderline rant at best, and dangerously wrong advice.
Jan
31
comment How can I prevent my parents' divorce?
My parents got divorced when I was very young. Neither were violent, depressed, suicidal, or alcoholics. The divorce was hard on me, but you know what would have been harder? Growing up in a house with both my parents fighting with each other all the time. Divorce worse than death? That's a gross and naïve oversimplification.
Jan
27
comment How do I handle a 10 year old girl “in love”?
@Adam Davis No problem! It felt like my answer was drawing attention away from the other answers, and frankly, I like yours better than mine.
Jan
24
comment How do I handle a 10 year old girl “in love”?
I've downvoted your answer, not because you disagree with me about sneaking peaks at a child's diary, but because you barely address the question, and instead focus on addressing other people's answers. The fact that other people's answers is what motivated you to respond is irrelevant. That is not what answers on this site are for. Discussion about other people answers should take place in chat, or, in highly limited fashion, through focused and constructive comments. Both of those options open to you with just a small amount of reputation. Please feel free to edit your answer to focus it.