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May
18
comment How can I help three year old understand I can't actively play with him for a few days?
Amen. My then-3 year old was VERY VERY understanding and emphathetic when I broke my wrist. He even volunteered to help "care" for me, and kept worrying if I was in pain and always inquired how I felt. 3 YO is prenty mature for this.
May
18
comment Are nontraditional family units less likely to produce a well-adjusted child?
There was a question covering this on Skeptics.SE
May
18
comment My daughter is having sex with her cousin
Is your concern the "cousin" part, or the "two 14 year olds" part? If the latter, is it specific aspect (are they mature enough to consistently use birth control?) or just general age-readiness for sex as a concept?
May
17
comment Should I tell my 10-year old son, how screwed-up Cinderella is?
@J.R. - "Did you think to ask him why he does?"? Most likely, because everyone in his class in school does. And it's a fun entertainment. Usually doesn't go any deeper than that at 10YO
May
14
comment Bringing babies to bar?
@DoubleDouble - I grew up in USSR. If you remove a baby from any settings where they are likely to hear cursing, you would need to place a baby into a monastery cell. Solitary one. without parents, in most cases. :) In other words, hearing cursing isn't necessarily something one should assume has a negative causative impact on a baby.
May
14
comment My 15-year-old daughter is having sex with her boyfriend
@Dariusz - someone sociopathic enough to take up with a drug dealer is highly unlikely to be (a) naive enough NOT to know the consequences of drug dealing or (b) care enough.
May
14
comment My 15-year-old daughter is having sex with her boyfriend
+1 for call the authorities option
May
14
comment My 15-year-old daughter is having sex with her boyfriend
You're missing the "he'll throw her under the bus and make her his patsy" downside angle...
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?