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Jun
14
comment What are the steps parents of an introverted teenager can take to help him to socialize with girls?
"Get a job that includes customer service" - I'm uncertain of the validity of that specific bullet point, to be honest. Having been an introverted teen, I can attest that a customer service job (PC help desk in my case) doesn't really help getting more comfortable with people.
Jun
14
comment What are the steps parents of an introverted teenager can take to help him to socialize with girls?
This question brought to you by my asking the parents of a friend "what parenting issues did you face when raising him?"
Jun
13
comment How should I handle an 8 year old lawyering and quibbling?
@gerrit - there's a difference between unclear communication, and a crystal clear communication that has loopholes (understood by EVERYONE involved to be accidental loopholes)
Jun
13
comment Is there any research on pros/cons of allowing young kids to participate on social online networks?
@Noah - I'm not an expert but I recall that there are explicitly child-centric social sites. I didn't mean Facebook necessarily.
Jun
13
comment Is there any research on pros/cons of allowing young kids to participate on social online networks?
@Noah - Yes, that would be a safe assumption to make. But with 100% full access and monitoring by the parent to that account, perhaps realitime
Jun
13
comment Is it preferable to have “sex talks” vs “all the time education”?
@AdamDavis - that's why I said "flesh out". I assume you have some research to back that up
Jun
13
comment Is it preferable to have “sex talks” vs “all the time education”?
@AdamDavis - if you can flesh that out it could be a good answer
Jun
12
comment How should I handle an 8 year old lawyering and quibbling?
@cort ill take that as a challenge. Admittedly I didnt know about godels theorem till probably 14
Jun
12
comment How should I handle an 8 year old lawyering and quibbling?
Good point! I always try to avoid lawyering out when dealing with the kids. I'm well aware of the consequences of bad example setting :)
Jun
12
comment How should I handle an 8 year old lawyering and quibbling?
Am I correctly summing up your advice as "Don't let them get away with it"? Thx
Jun
12
comment How should I handle an 8 year old lawyering and quibbling?
As noted in the question, we already had that discussion. Good point about golden rule! (already tried that as well but still a good point :)
Jun
12
comment How to deal with my 12 year old son's behaviour?
"as he is only a child still" - not really. I made my own food (because I wanted to help parents out) and did my own cleaning well before 12... and your and my ancestors got married and worked and managed household at 16. That attitude of yours may actually be what is enabling him (not saying it's your fault, just that you should shed the attitude ASAP - he's NOT a baby anymore)
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.