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Nov
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awarded  Convention
Nov
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comment What names can a father-in-law use w former daughter-in-law after a divorce
Somewhat dumb suggestion perhaps - ask her what her preference would be. Worst case scenario, you get a smartass or insulting answer. Best case - she warms up to you, at least marginally.
Oct
26
answered My 5 year oldy son freaks over shower time!
Oct
26
answered What is a good system of organizing toys?
Oct
26
comment What is a good system of organizing toys?
More seriously, this seems like a reasonably good system, so I'm unsure why you think it is insufficient. We have very similar.
Oct
26
comment What is a good system of organizing toys?
Rule #1 for organizing toys: Don't Bother :)
Oct
21
comment How to deal with controlling parents?
... and if they don't want to believe in burnout, you can easily find tons of examples. Heck, I was one (although in my case I pushed myself more than my parents did)
Oct
21
comment Moving to US with a 5 year old child
#2,#3, #4 should be bold and large font.
Oct
21
awarded  Civic Duty
Oct
16
comment My son is texting to other boys acting as a girl
You forgot #4: it's "free porn". He gets the thrill from talking about sexual stuff (and unlike reading porn, this is interactive).
Oct
14
comment Are there any studies showing how spanking bans have affected society since 1979?
Was the most important data rebuttal refuted? "The best evidence suggests that perpetration of criminal assaults against 7-14 year-olds is increasing most rapidly in age groups raised after the law against smacking was passed."
Oct
14
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
12
comment Can it be unhealthy to deprive a child of sugar?
This is not an expert opinion, but frankly, throwing a tantrum for a 5 year old may not necessarily be a sign of addiction. Merely a sign of being a 5 year old. They can just as likely throw a tantrum over wanting a toy or not wanting to wear socks.
Oct
12
comment My parents are taking over my life, I think I'm going insane
For those who do NOT live in fantasy worlds, I would recommend reading on the difference between legal rights of a child and adult as well as what is involved in being legally "free" of one's parents (legal term is "emancipation" here and here
Oct
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
9
answered As a step parent, what should be my role in dealing with a volatile five year old?
Oct
9
comment As a step parent, what should be my role in dealing with a volatile five year old?
FWIW, I've seen very similar cases happen with birth/biological fathers (myself included). So it may possibly (though not with any degree of certainty) be unrelated to your step- status.
Oct
9
comment Why does authoritarian parenting style result in children with low self esteem and lack of self discipline?
before you accept a result of (frankly, extremely wishy-washy sounding) psychology finding as gospel truth, you may want to consider 2015 finding that half of psycjology studies' results aren't reproducible (more user friendly overview)
Oct
6
answered My parents are taking over my life, I think I'm going insane
Oct
6
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