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bio website jsbangs.com
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visits member for 2 years, 11 months
seen Jan 17 at 18:51

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


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 suggested 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
Jul
18
comment Do you use number of weeks or day of the month to determine an infant's birthday?
Us, too. But it doesn't really matter.