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Oct
15
comment What are the effective durations of punishment at various ages?
I'll accept if you link me some sources pls
Oct
15
comment Handling strong need to protect family
(4) Statistics don't lie. People incorrectly using them do.
Oct
15
comment Handling strong need to protect family
(1) false. You can store them attached to bed with number lock. (2) false. any parent of >1 child knows how to wake up NOT disoriented. (3) false. Anyone sane has a security alarm system AND the children who are old enough to venture on their own have the combo. They also get a lecture about the fact that if you don't wanna get shot, you honestly tell the parents you're going someplace. Basic parenting - trust for trust. (3) Dismissing an article written by anti-gun zealot, and peer reviewed by constituency hostile to guns, to be more precisely.
Oct
11
comment Handling strong need to protect family
I don't have not-reported stats handy, but for general stats on defending home, see Clayton E. Cramer and David Burnett's paper from Cato.
Oct
11
comment Handling strong need to protect family
if you're disorganized enough that you don't know where keys are, you're not smart enough to own a gun, IMHO. Suicides aren't something I'm worried in my family - security from intrusion is - and doesn't sounds like OP does the opposite either.
Oct
10
comment Handling strong need to protect family
I'd +1 if you found some more authoritative sources to back this up than anecdotal evidence.
Oct
10
comment Handling strong need to protect family
And +1 for balanced answer. Wish I could give another +10 for "have a plan".
Oct
10
comment Handling strong need to protect family
"Making your house a hard target means it is far less likely someone will even want to break in in the first place." - THAT. You don't really have to run faster than the bear. Just faster than the guy next to you.
Oct
10
comment Handling strong need to protect family
-1 - you are taking biased article AND oversimplifying its conclusion. Most of discussed deaths result from suicide. Most home intrusion repulsions are NOT reported for worry of reprecussions of the authority. NONE of the cases where an intruder chooses an easier target due to risk of being shot are analyzed at all (e.g. via interviews with criminals). Oh, also the fact that most of the gub violence is restricted to a very small segment of population that are prone to high-risk behavoir is also not analyzed (e.g. you forgot to exclude gangland shootings).
Oct
5
comment How much should you buy for your child to keep up with their peers?
@Jasmine - no it isn't. Don't trivialize bullying by lumping in anything that would make a child feel even slightly bad and are and have always and will always be part of a regular world.
Sep
23
comment What's wrong with Dr Seuss?
@Beofett - Cuious! But I have a feeling some of that may be the "I am the walrus" effect. "The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, in which the Cat may represent colonial or absolute dictatorial power" - that sounds too much of a stretch even to me, and I'm a life-long expert on progressive-subtext-reading.
Sep
4
asked What should I be aware of when introducing 7-8 year old to Harry Potter book?
Sep
4
revised Paternity test or not
Editing so I can reverse a mistaken vote, and to highlight an important point.
Sep
4
comment Paternity test or not
@Beofett - oups, somehow I missed that! Apologies!
Sep
4
comment Paternity test or not
I'm with @user1450877. You are saying that a father should be someone who is in a child's life... yet if the person isn't even told about a child they aren't given that choice at all. Unless the OP explicitly notes that the father was informed AND refused to be a part of child's life, you're passing unwarranted judgement.
Sep
4
comment How do I tell my parents I'm no longer Christian?
@DA01 - them supporting a child is a FAVOR, not a necessity. Therefore, judging their willingness to do what's best for a child based on withholding that favor isn't a logical approach. People cut off support to children for MANY reasons, an doing what is NOT best for the child isn't usually one of them.
Sep
4
comment How do I tell my parents I'm no longer Christian?
@DA01 - They are under no obligation to let an adult (and at 20 you are well past adult) to sponge off of them.
Sep
4
comment 6 years old misbehaved a lot
Does he react any differently from punishments/talks from you vs. from his father?
Aug
17
comment 30 year old granddaugter in lesbian relationship and I was told about this by her 5 year old child
No, I never did. I learned to knock very early in my life, and to respect people's privacy as well.
Aug
13
comment Would switching to a Waldorf kindergarten be worth the potential stress to our active pre-schooler?
true. I didn't mean to imply that sit-in should be a substitute. You should also try to talk to parents as the leave or drop kids off