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Apr
23
comment My 44 month (4 months to 4 yrs) daughter is having HUGE trouble going POOP on the potty
Did you have a chance to read my answer to one of the potty questions that explained that a child may be afraid of water splash when the poop falls down? (the sensations OR the sound)
Mar
23
comment How do I deal with a child waking up at night and starting to read?
Her father: (1) Read in the dark when there was no light and (2) made his own flashlight. At about the same age. :)
Mar
16
comment How can I deal with no-socks situation at night?
@AE - the feet ARE cold - both objectively (touching them) as well as subjectively (asking a child if they happen to wake up in this situation, e.g. to pee). Clearly NOT a power struggle since they don't mind putting the socks on in the evening, EVER (unless truly warm, and they do ask in those cases, and we agree with them most of the time to leave the socks off. The rules more or less are based on room temperature)
Mar
16
comment How can I deal with no-socks situation at night?
considering that their feet are usually cold to the touch on occasions we care about, the assumption in the second sentence also is likely wrong.
Mar
16
comment How can I deal with no-socks situation at night?
I wasn't asking WHETHER the kids should have the socks on, so this doesn't answer the question in any way, shape or form (and the tucked on last sentence repeats what previous answers said).
Mar
9
comment What can help a seven year old boy cope with night terrors and being constantly afraid?
Did he watch/read any new media? News? Films? Books?
Jan
24
comment How can we get our 5 year old to behave during eating, without us nagging all the time?
@DaveDev - 30+ year old with 2 kids of my own here. My parents still have no idea :) (though I largely replaced other distractions with StackExchange/PC/smartphone)
Jan
24
comment How do I handle a 10 year old girl “in love”?
-100 for recommending chick flics or Disney movies as example of how romantic love SHOULD be.
Jan
1
comment How can I help a child stay motivated in learning to program?
Sorry, -1. As professional developer, there's nothing worse that someone who thinks golfing is a positive thing; and as someone who taught programming, golfing is way beyond what a beginner should be exposed to.
Dec
31
comment Are my parents to break my relationship apart?
+1 for needing to consider if the parents are right.
Dec
31
comment How to get a 17 year old son to realize that laundry is not that hard to do and to do it on a regular basis?
Get him a gf. Most men exibit wonders of cleaning acumen when a girl they are into is about to visit the room. Pay the gf $10 to off-handedly mention how her little brother is wonderful because he does his own laundry. Done.
Dec
24
comment 6 yo smothers his food in sauce — how can I change this?
@corsiKa - depends on the condiment and the quality of meat and the amount, based on my practical experience. Too much Ketchup and your meat flavor disappears. May be worth asking on cooking.SE?
Dec
24
comment 6 yo smothers his food in sauce — how can I change this?
@DavidRicherby - this is Parenting SE, not Environmentalist SE. Some of us value teaching kids independence, among other things. It's a perfectly valid answer, so no reason to downvote it.
Dec
24
comment 6 yo smothers his food in sauce — how can I change this?
My kids got introduced to the idea of "condiment" at ~3-4 YO and had no issue understanding that. +1
Dec
24
comment 6 yo smothers his food in sauce — how can I change this?
@Snowman, I would probably post your comment as a question - I'm struggling with the same problem as yourself.
Dec
24
comment 6 yo smothers his food in sauce — how can I change this?
@RoryAlsop - another reason was alluded to by the OP. As my father taught me, "If you need condiments on your meat, it was a poor quality meat. And if you have good quality meat, don't ruin the natural flavor with condiments!"
Dec
24
comment 6 yo smothers his food in sauce — how can I change this?
@RoryAlsop - because it can be harmful, both at the moment, and even more so as acquired habit in the future. Many sauces aren't very healthy for you (high sodium content, if nothing else). Some others are simply poor nutrition with tons of calories (Ranch, I'm looking at you!)
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.