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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).
Feb
11
comment Should you let a toddler win?
@barraponto We were playing the Goodnight Moon Game. Bye Bye Balloon is another simple one he enjoys.
Feb
9
comment My Fussy 14 month old REFUSES to eat any type of food at home EXCEPT her baby bottle!
I still don't understand how your situation is different. Not wanting her to eat chips doesn't really make the situation different. Her losing weight points to a difference in severity, but doesn't really show any difference in the situation. I've asked the other moderators here to take a look and see if there is something I'm missing, and other members of the community are welcome to chime in (and those with sufficient reputation can vote to reopen if they seem fit). I have added the toddler tag back in, as it should be here since your daughter is 14 months of age.
Feb
9
comment My Fussy 14 month old REFUSES to eat any type of food at home EXCEPT her baby bottle!
If the situation is not the same, then you need to explain why it is different. Because what you posted here is: your daughter eats for the babysitter, but does not eat for you (although she'll drink from her bottle, and it sounds like she'll eat certain foods, like crackers and cheerios). Which doesn't seem different at all.
Feb
9
comment My Fussy 14 month old REFUSES to eat any type of food at home EXCEPT her baby bottle!
Also... you say what she eats now isn't enough. Is she losing weight? Gaining weight? Staying about the same? Has your pediatrician commented on her growth (or lack of it)? What have you tried aside from changing the foods you've offered her?
Feb
9
comment My Fussy 14 month old REFUSES to eat any type of food at home EXCEPT her baby bottle!
Is there some specific reason the other answers don't work? If so, please add it to your question. As it stands now, your question is pretty much identical to the one I asked, with the exception of the age (which shouldn't impact the answers significantly; certainly what was suggested on my answer seems applicable in your situation given the info you've provided). We'd love to see you get an answer that works, but if there are specific circumstances that make your situation distinct, we'll need to know what they are to give you appropriate answers.
Feb
5
comment Mastering a foreign language without staying in a country to which the language is native
Also relevant.
Jan
31
comment Suggestions for helping a 5 year old boy with horrible behavior
Thanks for the comprehensive, well thought out answer! I think this is all great advice. One minor nitpick, though: Piaget's theory is really just a general guideline, and not a hard-and-fast rule; saying 5 year olds don't have the required reasoning skills for discussion is possibly painting with too broad of a brush stroke. Some children at that age, or even younger, will respond to rational discussion with varying levels of comprehension; others will not.