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Jun
12
comment What can I do to prevent two well-behaving siblings from turning into a maelstrom of destruction when combined?
No, only when nobody is in the room. The question made that very clear: "while the parent is working or doing chores elsewhere in the house"... "unless someone adult is in the same room to supervise - which is not always feasible"
Jun
12
comment What can I do to prevent two well-behaving siblings from turning into a maelstrom of destruction when combined?
not that "not allow", more "their schedules do not allow". Also, while your advice about quiet play is a good one in general, sadly with these 2 it's not useful - they shift to mayhem mode as easily from playing a board game or even reading together as from more boisterous activity.
Jun
12
comment What can I do to prevent two well-behaving siblings from turning into a maelstrom of destruction when combined?
@Joe under 2 years diff
Jun
12
comment What can I do to prevent two well-behaving siblings from turning into a maelstrom of destruction when combined?
@JeremyMiller - same story from age 4 for the older till age 8.
Jun
11
comment How can I help my son develop a social life? How can I prevent him becoming socially isolated?
@Noah - being a virgin for a man is a symptom of a completely different underlying dynamic than for a woman, in the 21st century.
Jun
10
comment Video game addiction
+1. When I was in college, I spent a lot of time on MUDs.... except a large fraction of that was on PROGRAMMING a MUD that a friend of mine ran. That led to at least one of my part time jobs.
Jun
10
comment What should I look for in a crib?
Also, the last bed in this list is a CLEAR health hazard. Having overhanging sides is a recipe for a child hitting tyhir head when trying to stand.
Jun
10
comment What should I look for in a crib?
Some people prefer to express their creativity in things they create - not less common expensive things they buy. Judging people's creativity by their buying patterns is somewhat of a fallacy. And aesthetics is in the eye of the beholder.
Jun
10
comment What should I look for in a crib?
@AmyK - lol Yeah, that's why I said what I said in my answer about convertables :)
Jun
10
comment What should I look for in a crib?
@wardr - this is more than a site. It's a community. If you wish to participate in community, it is a good idea to follow community's rules. If you LIKE to scoff at the rules, you end up in community of people who scoff at any of the rules YOU may like as well (like "no spam" which I assume is at least one rule you personally would approve of)
Jun
9
comment What would be a reason for a child with good reading skills to “pretend-read” stuff?
Does she read kids books with no problems?
Jun
9
comment What would be a reason for a child with good reading skills to “pretend-read” stuff?
This isn't "going back" though. It's not replacing actual reading in any way - which is a LOT more comfortable for her than this play given how much she does each one.
Jun
8
comment Is it preferable to have “sex talks” vs “all the time education”?
I would strongly prefer answers based on expert info (sexuality research, psychology research, sexual education research) as opposed to pure personal opinion.
Jun
8
comment My daughter is having sex with guys 10 years older than her; what do I do?
@DanBeale - sorry, SE went read-only on me. What Joe said.
Jun
7
comment How to deal with one twin's success and another jealousy?
I left the age vague over privacy concerns.
Jun
7
comment Explaining sexual attraction
Not to open a can of worms, but perhaps forcing the idea that "meaningful relationship" is the only worthwile goal (as opposed to a better option) on a male child in 21st century is not necessarily the best idea. It's highly out of sync with the culture that will surround them.
Jun
7
comment My daughter is having sex with guys 10 years older than her; what do I do?
While the term seems reasonably clear as to its meaning, I suspect it's UK-only. You should probably give some explanation as to what it means.
Jun
7
comment My 7 year old daughter is the team cry baby…how do I help her stop?
+1 for not being the "my kid is perfect" kind of mom! I don't have an answer that can be backed up, but it could be simply a way to try and grab attention. Did you try to explain to her that the only correct way to get attention on a sports team is to contribute more to team winning? Or the risks that in the future, when things are more voluntary, people would simply refuse to play with someone like her?
Jun
7
comment My 4 year old boy will not sleep!
@Doc - that's probly my own fault, but we have EXTREMELY sensitive baby monitors (due to very high sound isolation of the house, we need them). And even a quiet play tends to easily wake us (myself especially - I have very light sleep due to many years of being on-call for system support)
Jun
7
comment My 13 year old is sexting need advice
@Mark - I know it's hard but there's a difference between Internet and Chat... AND between a name of TVTropes page and the actual facts of life explained by a parent to a chile, hopefully NOT using TVTropes verbiage.