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Feb
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comment What are ways to stay calm when dealing with an argumentative teen as a step parent?
Hi maz, and welcome to the site. I cleaned up your question a bit; feel free to change anything back that you feel I mis-represented. Its a tough position you're in. I hope you get some helpful answers!
Jan
31
comment Which skills are best learned while very young?
I'm afraid that I'm going to have to close this, as questions that ask for an open-ended list of answers are generally a poor fit for our platform. They tend to receive a bunch of incomplete answers, and encourage discussion. However, if there is a major interest in this by the community, we could consider making a Community Wiki answer. If you feel strongly about this, vote to reopen if you can, or visit our Parenting Meta and start/participate in a discussion there to explain why you feel this question is an important one.
Jan
28
comment How to deal with others' children who do not respect my authority?
Restraining someone else's child, no matter how much they deserve it, seems to run a very high risk of the other parents becoming offended or worse.
Jan
26
comment Does pulling kids out of class for special help negatively influence them?
Can you clarify what you mean by "pulling kids out of class"? Do you mean having them drop the class altogether, or someone physically coming into the room and saying "come with me"?
Jan
26
comment How do you stop a child from using bad language and profanity?
The OP used the tag [primary-schooler], which means roughly 5-8 years old (you can see this by clicking on, or hovering over, the tag). Your answer seems very specific teenagers. You might want to consider editing to address younger children.
Jan
24
comment What are some considerations while preparing for an all day trip in NYC?
+1 for "Bring at least twice the diapers, wipes, etc. than you think is necessary."!
Jan
23
comment How can we avoid tantrums over sweets and cakes?
+1 for the edits detailing the findings of Dr. Lustig. While I'm not certain I take his stance as gospel (I'd need to do more research, as I'm not inclined to take a single proponent of a relatively controversial opinion without seeing some other supporting expert input), it's a good edit. However, -1 for the whole section claiming that because there have been cases of candies being contaminated or poisoned, that candy = poison. One could make that same (fallacious) argument over any number of legitimate foods, or even medicines.
Jan
21
comment What are the pros and cons of a chicken-pox party vs immunization?
@Darwy I tried to diplomatically add caveats of the quality of the information there, but it really was the strongest source I could find advocating against vaccinations, as they at least made reference to studies instead of focusing on "Big Pharma" conspiracy theories.
Jan
20
comment Ways to respond to younger sibling asking for help to cheat
I'm not sure I agree with the utility of a "responsibility" tag, as I think its a bit ambiguous (and hopefully redundant to the vast majority of parenting issues), but I'm open to arguments in its favor.
Jan
19
comment What are the risks of putting a newborn baby to sleep on their front?
@monsto The American Academy of Pediatrics cites the CDC's compressed mortality file:Mortality for 1979 –1998 with ICD 9 codes; Mortality for 1999 –2001 with ICD 10 codes. Available at: wonder.cdc.gov/mortSQL.html. Control groups are irrelevant for identifying correlation trends in large populations.
Jan
19
comment What are the risks of putting a newborn baby to sleep on their front?
No, babies dying of suffocation is not SIDS. Many supposed SIDS cases are later found out to be from other sources. Any sources to support the claim that babies sleeping prone will sleep longer, and those sleeping supine less?
Jan
19
comment What are the risks of putting a newborn baby to sleep on their front?
It is true that there is no known causation between prone sleeping and SIDS, but there is very strong correlation. Proper bedding that won't smother the baby wouldn't impact SIDS rates, as infant suffocation is different than SIDS (the cause of SIDS is unknown). The general advice is to encourage "tummy time" with prone sleeping, which offsets the idea that supine sleepers crawl better.
Jan
16
comment How can we avoid tantrums over sweets and cakes?
Small correction: Juvenile onset, or Type 1 Diabetes, is thought to be an autoimmune disorder, and does not appear to be the result of lifestyle and/or dietary factors. However, Type 2 diabetes is very likely linked to these factors, and would be relevant to your edit.
Jan
13
comment What are the risks of putting a newborn baby to sleep on their front?
@urbycoz that was definitely one of the main rationales for having infants sleep prone. However, research has since then shown that this is actually unfounded.
Jan
12
comment How many buggies, prams and strollers do we need?
@morahhochman No apology needed... I realized after I responded that that disclaimer was not in the actual answer, and I agree that it should be. I've edited Torben's answer to make sure that point is clear.
Jan
12
comment How many buggies, prams and strollers do we need?
I would actually suggest a third stroller. A small umbrella stroller is handy to have, and cheap. Granted, it isn't for infants, but once a child is big enough to use it, it becomes much more convenient to tote along than a full-sized stroller.
Jan
11
comment At what age should a child be introduced to the Television?
@Bryce I converted your answer to a comment as it does not actually answer the question.
Jan
10
comment Adaptive Teaching of Math Fluency
@blunders If, instead, the question is "does this exist", then the possible answers would be "yes" or "no", and would therefore still not be a good question. If you would like to discuss this further, I suggest we take it to Parenting Chat.
Jan
10
comment Adaptive Teaching of Math Fluency
@blunders You are saying "I need software that does x". Whether there's one package that does it, or 50, you're requesting a list of matches. As I said before, questions that request a list of answers are off topic. Whether you intend to purchase or not has nothing to do with it being categorized as a "shopping" question, nor does the quantity or variety of answers that meet your criteria. As the blog states, even if you do get a "perfect" answer, "technology moves so rapidly that the best shopping recommendations will be utterly obsolete within a year".
Jan
10
comment Adaptive Teaching of Math Fluency
@blunders The blog I linked goes into much better detail than I could, but yes, the question is subjective, and also any answers would be too localized and subject to change (if you got a good answer, a year later that answer may be obsolete).