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May
6
comment At what age should a child stop accompanying a parent into the “wrong” public toilet?
actually, that makes me feel that's a reasonable question here in its own right.
May
6
comment At what age should a child stop accompanying a parent into the “wrong” public toilet?
i've used disabled / special needs toilets with two small ones. i did once get glared at when we exited though. a wheelchair user was waiting outside. it was his accompanying wife who was doing the glaring.
May
1
comment What should children call a step-grandparent?
+1 for LBBG and also "Grandpa Joe" (the comment)
Apr
21
comment Is it important to encourage children to experience historic events?
@nGinius but i'm not asking how to encourage, in fact the school is "doing" the wedding big time so they don't need any help or encouraging. instead i'm wondering if i'm being selfish and shortsighted in not joining in with it.
Apr
7
comment How long should I wait before I permit my children to have access to caffeine?
interesting personal experience but how useful to the rest of us who mostly (i assume) don't live in caffeine free households. when to allow our children to start joining in with us?
Apr
7
comment How long should I wait before I permit my children to have access to caffeine?
+1 great question
Apr
6
comment Should extracurricular activities be required for home-schoolers?
actual question or discussion?
Apr
6
comment How do you handle a child who enjoys getting others into trouble?
@Jeffrey age range 5-7
Apr
5
comment How should a stepfather respond to “You are not my Father!”?
I remember coming across an advice column in which the man writing in had given up his son for adoption as a baby several decades earlier, back when his life was messed up. The man had become wealthy later in life and wanted to do whatever he could to put right this part of his life. He asked very respectfully and I remember the advice was to offer help, just don't expect to be called Dad. Because "somebody else did that job".
Apr
5
comment Are netbooks appropriate for school age children?
thanks @Saiboogu
Apr
2
comment Are netbooks appropriate for school age children?
what age is 5th grade?
Apr
1
comment What should we be considering when adopting a sibling for our 4-year-old son?
can your question say a bit more about why you're considering adoption? perhaps you can't have any more children naturally, or you wish to help another child, or some other specific reason. motivations for adopting vary widely and a detailed answer will depend at least partly on your motivation
Apr
1
comment Which breeds of dog are safe to have around a toddler?
@HedgeMage, the fact that the questioner asked here shows that he isn't just going to blindly get the iconic family pet dog, but instead is thinking carefully about breeds. The breed isn't irrelevant, there are big variations in temperament between dog types. Of course the upbringing is important, but so is the breed, sex, and age of the dog in evaluating how safe it is with children.
Mar
31
comment How can we make the most of Parent-Teacher consultations?
@HedgeMage primary school
Mar
30
comment What are some strategies for raising a bilingual child?
@Javid thanks for your personal insights. that was along the lines of what I was trying to say
Mar
30
comment What are some strategies for raising a bilingual child?
@Liutaurus two languages. sorry you didn't like my answer.
Mar
29
comment At what age should siblings stop sharing their bedroom?
or perhaps my question about mixed-sex siblings should be a separate question if @Andra is specifically asking about same-sex
Mar
29
comment At what age should siblings stop sharing their bedroom?
+1 nice question, i have heard (but somewhat doubt) it's a legal requirement here in the UK for this to cease at a certain age for mixed sex siblings ... any answers which can add any legal information would be welcome.