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Sep
16
comment potty trained 2 1/2 year old wetting the bed again
Hi, and welcome to the site. We expect our answers to be self-contained here. While it is fine to link to external resources (we encourage it, actually), you should post enough information from the resource so that people can get get the relevant content without having to leave our site. Please consider editing your answer to include appropriate quotations from the source you linked that would be helpful to the OP.
Sep
5
comment Paternity test or not
Rereading this answer, I realized I omitted an important qualifier on one of my statements that may be what is making people see this as some sort of attack or judgement on fathers or the role of fathers (which I, as a father, would be pretty unlikely to knowingly do). When I said that people involved in a child's life are more important than someone who contributed DNA, I accidentally omitted a very important part of that sentence: "if that person isn't involved in their life." I have fixed that, and I apologize if it seemed I was saying "fathers aren't important"; that was not my intent.
Sep
5
comment Paternity test or not
@user3143 no worries... Bolding that part was a good idea; thanks!
Sep
4
comment Paternity test or not
@user3143 I'm not saying the father shouldn't be informed. I tried to be pretty clear that I didn't think anyone could make an informed answer based on the information provided, because "should I?" is too subjective otherwise. If it sounded like I was passing judgement, clearly I didn't phrase my answer well enough.
Sep
4
comment Paternity test or not
@user1450877 As a side-note, we are all entitled to our opinions. Calling someone who has an opinion that differs from yours "completely ignorant", however, is not an entitlement. It is rude, and rude behavior is not welcome here.
Sep
4
comment Paternity test or not
@user1450877 The situation is biased against fathers, because... the identity of the father is not known. This isn't about "condemning" a father for not being a mother, and nowhere do I see anything in my answer, or the question, implying such a thing. Nor did I say it wouldn't have any negative impacts if a child doesn't know who his father is. I actually pointed out a couple. But in the grand scheme of things, kids grow up without knowing who one or both of their biological parents are all the time, yet still turn out to be healthy, well-adjusted adults.
Aug
28
comment My daughter is 15 and in love with a girl that is 19 what should i do?
While I'm not sure these two questions are actually duplicates, I believe there is a lot of advice on the other question that you will find useful, and this question needs more details (as the previous comments mentioned) in order to get you quality answers. If the linked answers don't help, I would be happy to reopen this question, but please provide more information and explain why the other answers aren't sufficient.
Aug
28
comment Disney, Dreamworks and Pixar: What is the appropriate age to start showing their films to a child?
+1 Great answer. Avoiding movies because of outdated or questionable content misses an opportunity to explain what is wrong with those concepts. Let's face it: our kids are going to be exposed to these things eventually. It is preferable, imo, to be there to help put things in proper perspective when it happens.
Aug
12
comment When do parents in Turkey typically introduce food to their babies, and what kind of foods do they typically start with?
@KellieCrosbie I've reopened the question, but it would help people to provide better answers if you could explain why you need to know this. Are you visiting Turkey with your infant? Hosting a Turkish family with an infant? Something else? Please feel free to edit more details into your question to provide some context.
Aug
11
comment When do parents in Turkey typically introduce food to their babies, and what kind of foods do they typically start with?
You seem to be combining several questions here, each of which may already have answers in other questions posted here. Baby developmental milestones do not, to my knowledge, change simply due to the nation in which they are born. I'm going to put this on hold; please either clarify what you are looking for (you can use the edit link to modify your post), or search through the site for existing questions on food introduction and self-feeding.
Aug
8
comment Our toddler boy likes to arrange his toy cars in a line. Is this normal?
I'm down voting this because you provide no references to back this claim up, nor do you identify what other signs should be looked for. Please edit to expand upon your answer, and I would be happy to remove or even reverse my down vote.
Aug
4
comment The Height Problem
I'm going to put this on hold for now. Please edit to clarify if you have any specific reason to believe that karate would hamper growth. Without specific reasons to address, the answers you'll likely get would be a simple "no". Note that the other part of your question, "what should be the right age to start?", is a duplicate.
Aug
2
comment 30 year old granddaugter in lesbian relationship and I was told about this by her 5 year old child
@DaveClarke I believe the OP is referring to child protective services (a US government agency that can step in in situations of abuse or neglect).
Jul
31
comment Pre May 2013 Tripp Trapp differences?
Product recommendations are off-topic, largely because there can be no "right" answer. The continual introduction of new, better products also makes it hard to keep such questions current. This, however, is asking about a specific product, and I don't see that it would suffer from those same issues to a degree that would make this off-topic.
Jul
28
comment planning babies in a quick succession?
Related: parenting.stackexchange.com/q/1908/420
Jul
17
comment Enforcing minority languages at home
Welcome to the site. As jpatokal pointed out, this answer seems to be missing the crux of the question. I've noticed also that all of your answers reference your blog site. I appreciate that you are open with your affiliation, but please take a moment to review our faq, particularly the behavior section: " if some (but not all) happen to be about your product or website, that’s okay". So far, all of your answers have referenced it, even this one, even though you don't cover this on your blog (yet). Please be mindful of our promotion rule
Jul
7
comment What to do if my new-born child urinated into own ear?
@200_success Actually, I have heard that temperature change from the cooler air can trigger urination. I don't think it has anything to do with intelligence, especially in a newborn.
Jul
7
comment Abusive behavior of 12 years old son
Thanks for adding more details. I've reopened it. Hopefully you get some helpful answers; I can understand why you're concerned. This does not sound like a healthy situation for anyone involved.
Jul
7
comment Abusive behavior of 12 years old son
As ChristopherW says, we'll definitely need more information. What have you tried already? What does your son say when you confront him about it? Please edit your question to provide as much relevant detail as possible, and then flag for moderator attention so we can see about re-opening it.
Jul
3
comment Is there any benefit of pushing your child to go to school each and every day?
Please clarify what you are specifically asking. What age? Public/Private school, or homeschooling? Why would you consider not sending a child to school on certain days? You may edit your question to add more detail. If you do, please flag for moderator attention so it can be re-evaluated.