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bio website n8v.enteuxis.org
location Fairbanks, AK
age 39
visits member for 3 years, 6 months
seen Oct 1 at 3:48
I'm just trying to make things work.

Apr
29
comment How do I teach my child to speak in sentences?
+1 for "be patient". And @Prakash, keep reading, reading, reading. Try to find good quality kids' books too. Reading one classic book with a good story 100 times is better than reading 100 different "fluff" or gimmick books.
Apr
21
comment How many hours of television per day are acceptable for a pre-schooler?
@Beofett, @Kevin, I've toned it down a bit in response to your suggestions. It's okay with me if people don't agree and vote the answer down, but I wanted to strongly state a case against any TV.
Apr
21
comment At what age is a child able to brush his or her teeth unaided?
If you can work through their initial toddler resistance and get them to relax and recline while you brush their teeth, they'll also have a better time visiting the dentist when they're older. We've done this with our youngest (5 now, not quite ready for solo brushing all the time) and it is the better way.
Apr
21
comment How do you stop a toddler from trying to get into bed with her parents in the middle of the night?
Yes. It's oh-so-tempting to let them stay longer than 5 minutes and your sleepy mind will justify it, but stay firm.
Apr
21
comment Are modern cloth diapers really cost efficient compared to disposible diapers?
+1 for mentioning the second child. Reusing or selling used diapers makes the cost equation a no-brainer. Earlier potty training on average for cloth-diapered kids is another factor.
Apr
21
comment How many hours of television per day are acceptable for a pre-schooler?
There's no such thing as quality TV.