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Apr
10
comment What potty training goals should I use for my son's reward chart?
The advice you give is good, but honestly, I don't feel like this answers the question. You're discussing what the rewards should be. I already know the rewards (the various parts and residents of the aquarium). What I'm looking for are what are the best milestones to which I should tie those rewards.
Apr
9
comment What is the best order to show star wars episodes to my 3 year old?
As others have mentioned, this isn't really on topic here, since it's not really about parenting. However, this question on scifi.stackexchange.com will likely provide you with some excellent suggestions.
Apr
8
comment I've taken all of my 13 year old daughter's possessions, and she's still disrespectful
OP, I would also suggest that you provide more details about the actual behavior your daughter is exhibiting. It will be difficult, if not impossible, to provide you with specific advice if we don't know what type of things your daughter is doing that you consider disrespectful. It would also help if we knew what you have done (aside from taking all her possessions) so far. I removed a lot of detail on your upbringing, because your daughter's upbringing, what your expectations for her are, and how you've attempted to address the situation so far are far more relevant.
Apr
8
comment I've taken all of my 13 year old daughter's possessions, and she's still disrespectful
I've made some significant edits to this, to help clarify what you are asking. Please feel free to make further changes as you feel necessary. I also ask that everyone remember to vote based on the quality of the question itself, and not how it is worded or presented.
Apr
7
comment What potty training goals should I use for my son's reward chart?
@Joe For things like '14 days without an accident', we hope that the stars listed under each will help. Each day he goes without an accident, we'll fill in a blank with a star, but if there's an accident, we'll remove all of the stars for that goal and start over. I'm hoping that will make it a bit more "real", without being overly frustrating/discouraging.
Apr
7
comment First keyboard: Qwerty or Dvorak?
Hi, and welcome to the site. Your answer is receiving downvotes for a couple of reasons (Jeremy Miller already mentioned spelling, formatting, and lack of references). The main reason, in my opinion, is because rather than focusing on the question, you seem to be mostly posting about which keyboard you prefer (and even that isn't terribly clear), rather than what keyboard is best to start a toddler on. Please consider editing your answer for clarity, and to better address the question.
Apr
7
comment First keyboard: Qwerty or Dvorak?
<Please reserve comments for requests for clarification, or supplemental information meant to expand upon the question/answer. Statements of personal opinion are better suited for Parenting Chat>
Mar
31
comment How to tell prospective nanny about camera monitoring
Thanks for refocusing your question! These other questions may have some helpful information for you: What is a healthy, ethical way to deal with a nanny-cam?, What can we do to monitor and evaluate how a babysitter is doing, and What are the pros and cons of using a nanny-cam?
Mar
21
comment How can I help my daughter's depression?
Welcome to the site, @user7090. I have made some minor edits to help focus your question into areas where I believe we are most likely to be able to provide meaningful answers; please feel free to revise further, or undo my edits if I haven't really captured your intent.
Mar
21
comment Dealing with teens and pornography?
I have reopened it, but I encourage you to still add a bit more detail. Approaches for communicating with a 13 year old are still going to be quite different from communicating with a 19 year old.
Mar
13
comment Are crib mobiles helpful to infants?
Please note that I'm asking for scientific studies or research on this. Your answer would help if it included some references or sources to justify it. Please feel free to edit any you can find in to your answer.
Mar
10
comment Should we put our baby in a helmet to mold her head?
"it could get in the way of development by blocking mobility and hearing" Do you have any sources for this claim? If so, please add them in to your answer. If not, and this is just speculation on your part, I'd suggest removing it. This community expects answers to be based on personal anecdotes or research, and speculating without either could provide misleading information.
Mar
10
comment When can I start “doing the air plane”?
When I read the title, I expected this to be about the game where you lie on your back and hold the child up above you, so they can spread their arms and pretend their flying. After reading your description, I understand what you're talking about, but, like you, I have no idea what a better description of it might be.
Feb
24
comment Why are parents so concerned about not letting the babies sleep with them?
You're too kind!
Feb
24
comment How do we balance our expectations for our children with allowing them freedom to pursue their own interests?
I've made some significant changes to the title; please review them, and make further edits if you think it needs them. If I've got it completely wrong, please feel free to roll the edits back to your original version.
Feb
17
comment When will my boy be able to tell me about his day?
I'm posting this as a comment, instead of an answer, because all I have is a single data point, but my son started giving meaningful, if short and incomplete, summaries of what he did during the day some time between three and three-and-a-half.
Feb
12
comment Is eating boogers a problem? (and how can I respond?)
@Chrys Hrm, I hadn't considered that. The question cites lack of being "socially acceptable" as the primary concern, and I assumed that started with the picking (i.e. I didn't consider picking to be okay, and only eating to be taboo). I also read into the question that the OP was looking for specific health concerns to bring up with the express intent of convincing the child to stop, without "shaming" them. If I that wasn't the intent, then my answer is off base, but perhaps the question could use some clarification.
Feb
12
comment Is eating boogers a problem? (and how can I respond?)
Im not sure I understand your comment. What does breathing through your nose or mouth have to do with anything? Are you asking if there is any evidence that germs can be transmitted through mucus or touch?
Feb
11
comment How can I get my toddler to eat as well for us as he does at daycare?
Just saw your edit... that's exactly what we did to supplement his diet! We use mostly Ella's and Plum brands, but there are a couple of others he likes. He now likes broccoli because of these!
Feb
11
comment How do you get a 7 month old to keep their hands soaking to treat Paronychia?
@MitchKent You've already received one answer that seems to provide you what you were looking for, so rather than close the question, I took a stab at editing it to focus on the "how to soak" portion, and eliminate anything that might seem to invite discussion of diagnosis or treatment suggestions. If you don't feel this is helpful, feel free to rollback, or open a brand new question (in which case please flag this one for moderator attention so it can be closed).