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I have a degree in Linguistics, but I work as a programmer. Most of my expertise about English is self-taught, plus lots of random trivia I've acquired here and there.

This is my favorite EL&U comment ever:

This isn't really a question about English so much as a question about hugs. Source


Aug
14
awarded  Famous Question
Jan
15
comment My pre-schooler is out of control, and I feel like my parents are undermining my relationship and authority with her
I'd like to add that I'm impressed that you had a kid at 17 and managed to graduate high school with honors. If you apply that sort of effort to your child raising, I think you'll both turn out okay.
Nov
20
awarded  Critic
Nov
20
comment The school has assigned reading I feel is inappropriate for my son to read. How do I approach this problem with the school and with my son?
I'm appalled by this. 11 years is too young to read that book by at least 3-4 years.
Apr
20
awarded  Yearling
Jan
24
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
3
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
20
awarded  Yearling
Nov
28
comment My 4.5yr-old girl is afraid of death. What should I do?
I don't want to die either. I'd say your little girl is perfectly normal.
Nov
2
comment How do you prevent a toddler from waking too early?
I have exactly the same problem.
Aug
12
awarded  Scholar
Aug
12
accepted How can I keep my toddler from scratching himself when he is upset?
Aug
12
answered How can I handle a child that claims medical problems as a bad excuse?
Aug
6
awarded  Editor
Aug
6
revised How can I keep my toddler from scratching himself when he is upset?
infer -> imply
Aug
6
suggested approved edit on How can I keep my toddler from scratching himself when he is upset?
Aug
5
awarded  Student
Aug
5
comment How can we discipline our toddler?
+1. Interesting and creative idea.
Aug
5
asked How can I keep my toddler from scratching himself when he is upset?
Jul
18
awarded  Commentator