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To support my research on ecosystem functioning, my collaborators and I are developing PEcAn, a model-data synthesis framework (www.pecanproject.org) and BETYdb, its underlying database (www.betydb.org).

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Aug
8
comment How does Elimination Communication work?
related: parenting.stackexchange.com/q/91/48
Apr
17
comment How do I prevent my child from freeing their hands in a SwaddleMe
@Bobnix sorry, I missed that detail. I think that this might be a sign that she has outgrown the device. Any modifications to the functionality could affect the safety of the swaddle. On the other hand, I used to use a square cloth swaddle and tie the ends in a knot.
Apr
17
comment How do I prevent my child from freeing their hands in a SwaddleMe
tight is not the same as secure. the first is related to the size of the enclosed swaddle, the second is related to the strength of the Velcro. If Velcro were replaced with zipper or buttons, the swaddle could be both looser and more secure
Apr
17
comment Why do parents refer to themselves in the third person?
because Elmo does
Apr
17
comment How do I prevent my child from freeing their hands in a SwaddleMe
Don't over tighten - it can be unsafe and can delay motor development, especially if swaddle is on for extended periods and large portions of each day
Apr
10
comment How can I potty train a 12 month old?
@jeff I imagine this was the standard pre-industrial approach.
Apr
10
comment How can I potty train a 12 month old?
@Rachel sure, that was the original question. It may help to distract him with toys or games.
Mar
12
comment What are the objective arguments against immunizations for infants and children?
@DanMoulding I included a link to the J. Ped article that you recommended. I can't recall the exact content of the deleted comment, but I did so after realizing that the discussion was leaving the scope of the original post.
Mar
5
comment How do you get a child to eat?
but your answer did not suggest that the family should judge whether the child is getting enough raw calories, and I was particularly referring to the quote that "no child will ever starve if ... ". Also, using "more or less normal weight" as a guide gives a large margin for error.
Mar
3
comment How do you get a child to eat?
they may not starve, but most parents with sufficient food have higher standards than simply not letting their children starve. So a child that is not in to eating that much may not starve, but they also won't be as well nourished as a child who is given assistance with eating (especially at 2yo as in this question).
Jan
2
comment Is “hot saucing” bad parenting?
@JeffAtwood not that I would do either, but it seems that the label of "cruel and unusual" would be limited to peppers and sauces than cause pain, rather than all hot sauces (with the caveat that younger children are more sensitive to weaker peppers).
Jan
2
comment What are the objective arguments against immunizations for infants and children?
@LarianLeQuella you make a good point, but he is very careful in his book to dismiss the common unfounded / irrational fears about vaccines. I have removed the link to his site because I can see how it would give an impression of less rigor than his book for those who have not read the book.
Jan
1
comment Why don't kids like vegetables?
Three bites is a good idea; we also give three separate chances at different times. Our children eat most things we eat on the first or second try and it rarely takes a third (exceptions being some particularly spicy or bitter foods, which we generally don't push)
Dec
23
comment When should a child stop using a pacifier, and how can I help with this transition?
@Rhea we did the send of, via postage, to a friend of mine who had just had a baby. My son was 2.5; we discussed and included other things the baby might need - diapers, a blanket, etc and shipped it off together at the post office. Whenever my son would ask for his pacifier, I would say "I dont know - where is it?" and he would say "we sent it to Alexander ...". We also got him a pair of roller skates the same day and told him that part of growing up was sending of your pacifier and getting roller skates.
Dec
23
comment When should a child stop using a pacifier, and how can I help with this transition?
but if the teeth get deformed, its too late!
Nov
18
comment What are the objective arguments against immunizations for infants and children?
@DanMoulding this is all beyond the scope of the question, and it appears that you are misinterpreting my response. Perhaps you could find a good forum for this discussion on skeptics.se.
Oct
3
comment What are the objective arguments against immunizations for infants and children?
@Darwy you make a good point, but Dr. Sears' main argument is that it does not need to be given at 1-2 days old in the hospital. For hep B to be transmitted via a bite, the bite would have to a) break the skin (relatively uncommon) and b) be made by a carrier, which is extremely rare among infants.
Sep
1
comment How do you handle a teacher that teaches pseudo science?
@j.rightly def: "Any body of knowledge purported to be scientific or supported by science but which fails to comply with the scientific method." Wiktionary
Aug
26
comment Are there any non-soy, non-dairy infant formulas?
@Dan It would be helpful if you could be more specific - what in the book do you consider dangerous? Do you consider this recipe dangerous, and if so, what evidence do you have to support your conclusion?
Aug
21
comment Are there any non-soy, non-dairy infant formulas?
@DanBeale among other things, the paper says that infants drinking soy milk have ~65-400 times as many estrogen-like isoflavones in their blood compared to infants drinking cow-based milk.