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Apr
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comment Teaching young kids to use search engines
Adding to yours - Discriminating good from bad sources is our current challenge @ age 8 as well, and using the single-site searches helps by introducing those as trustworthy sites and trying to explain why (for instance, we looked at how there were many Minecraft wikis, but one is official and contains more up to date info than the others - so he learns to use this search, plus learns some clues to indicate why this is the superior source).
Apr
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comment Teaching young kids to use search engines
It probably is a whole other question, but my $0.02 - That illusion can be pleasant and harmless. And in my experience, teaching them how to teach themselves - search and research, etc - doesn't dispel the illusion. Whether you spoonfeed info or the tools to discover info, you're still introducing them to a wonderful world.
Apr
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comment Bringing babies to bar?
@Kevin Maybe I'm reading too far into your question, but is that really relevant with an infant? Older toddlers, children - Sure, don't take them out when they should be sleeping. But infants can wind up sleeping anywhere, anytime.. There isn't as clear of a "too late" definition before sleep schedules are really a thing.
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comment Can Constant Alarm Testing in Building Pose Emotiona/Psychological Concerns for our Infant?
+1 -- May not be a very conventional citation, but it rings true. Not to say we won't see a lawsuit on this sometime in the future, "just because." But the fact that it hasn't happened yet makes it likely that there is no evidence of the alarms being detrimental.
Feb
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comment Nightowl at 5 years old. Any way of dealing with it?
@Gangnus Those are like stuffed animals - comfort items for sleeping. I'll try and update my answer some today to account for the comments here.
Feb
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comment Nightowl at 5 years old. Any way of dealing with it?
@TorbenGundtofte-Bruun I thought about adding that condition - I understand not everyone has the room to spare. Maybe some storage solution so they can be put away a bit? Everyone with limited space would have to try and adapt that bullet point as best they can.
Feb
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answered Nightowl at 5 years old. Any way of dealing with it?
Feb
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comment What are questions to ask when interviewing a midwife?
+1 If we hadn't personally known our midwife, that form would have been very handy.
Feb
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comment What are questions to ask when interviewing a midwife?
Congrats on the pregnancy and good luck with the homebirth. Be prepared for friends and family who may not understand and approve -- they're just scared, our society programs it into them. Educate, educate, educate - yourself and everyone who will listen, and you'll likely have a few converts when it's all said and done.
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answered What are questions to ask when interviewing a midwife?
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comment How can we avoid tantrums over sweets and cakes?
That's the way to do it. You can cut out routine treats and help cut down on or eliminate the tantrums over them without being crazy militant about it. Just don't have them at home, don't make a big deal about them either way and let them enjoy the occasional treats while you're out, special occasions, etc.
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answered How can I wean my toddler off the pacifier at night?
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comment What's the best way to extract baby snot?
We use the Nosefrida for our twins and it's much better than the bulb-style sucker we used for the first child. Can't say they enjoy it any better, but it is much more effective and easy to clean.