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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 Avoiding movies because of outdated or questionable content misses an opportunity to explain what is wrong with those concepts.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.
Jul
3
comment My son wants to bring a present to a birthday party where “no presents” was specified on the invitation
Just as follow-up, we had the party last weekend. We actually wound up following your advice, in that we did not call them, and we did not bring a present (my son made a donation in their son's name, but that was not communicated to them). We arrived and were told to put our presents on the red table. Our invitation was not the only one that said "no gifts", but it was apparently understood by everyone else that this was to be ignored, and one of the grandmother's had a pen and paper ready to record who gave which presents. I'm pretty certain we were the only ones to not bring a present
Jun
28
comment My son wants to bring a present to a birthday party where “no presents” was specified on the invitation
It was... rather bizarre. We decided to just have my son make a donation in the birthday boy's name. We arrived and we're told to put any presents on the red table. Apparently only some invitations had "no gifts" written in them.
Jun
27
comment How can I help a preschooler who refuses to sleep?
I believe you can add links on the mobile site by manually using the syntax of [display text](URL).
Jun
17
comment How do you explain “Right” and “Left” politics to a child without bias?
@kleineg That's exactly the kind of problem I'm pointing out. I don't know any "left wingers" who would support more taxes, even for schools (and I no absolutely no one saying "more money for roads!"). Rather, they'd rather see existing funds reallocated. I also know people on the left who are strong supporters of gun rights. This is why an "unbiased" assessment is so difficult (impossible).
Jun
16
comment How do I get my pre-teen to stop asking to watch a TV show/movie?
"without giving her all the details of course" - Could you elaborate on why you are withholding details of your reasoning? It would make it easier to answer.
Jun
16
comment Should I stop my mother in law visiting when she doesn't respect me as the father figure?
Welcome to the site. I've made some minor changes, including removing your last sentence because your question is absolutely appropriate here! I've included the link above because there might be some information in the answers that could help you, although I don't think they'll give you everything you need. I feel for you, and hope you get some great (and helpful!) answers.
Jun
16
comment Should I stop my mother in law visiting when she doesn't respect me as the father figure?
Related: parenting.stackexchange.com/q/146/420