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location Ottawa, Canada
age 41
visits member for 3 years, 4 months
seen Mar 28 '13 at 16:48

Training developer, teacher, mom, currently experimenting with gamifying instruction and learning via social media.


Apr
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accepted How can I get my child to stop biting others?
Apr
5
comment When should kids be allowed to walk/bike to school alone?
Accepted because it was a succinct list based on "what could possibly go wrong". This allows for flexibility based on: age, location, distance, hazards, etc.
Apr
5
accepted When should kids be allowed to walk/bike to school alone?
Apr
5
revised When should kids be allowed to walk/bike to school alone?
fixed typo
Apr
5
awarded  Suffrage
Apr
5
comment How do you handle bilingual education in a country where you do not speak the language natively?
What happens when they bring friends home? Then what language gets spoken? (Opportunity for the rule to be broken).
Apr
5
answered How do you handle bilingual education in a country where you do not speak the language natively?
Apr
5
comment At what age should I expect my daughter to talk?
+1 for the reference
Apr
5
comment How can I get my son to stay in bed at bedtime?
Sleep apnea can also be a cause of poor sleep, even in kids.
Apr
5
answered What is a good strategy for getting our 5 year old to finish dinner before expecting dessert?
Apr
5
revised When is physical punishment appropriate?
included link to another post with references
Apr
5
comment Is punishment necessary?
Agree! Well done.
Apr
5
answered Which breeds of dog are safe to have around a toddler?
Apr
5
answered Are netbooks appropriate for school age children?
Apr
5
answered When is physical punishment appropriate?
Apr
4
comment When is physical punishment appropriate?
I suggest you rephrase the question to say "spanking". "Striking" a child implies anger and lack of thought, which in my opinion is absolutely wrong.
Apr
4
comment How do you discourage a toddler from hitting people?
It's very important to stop this kind of behaviour ASAP. We were not effective early and ended up resorting to cold showers for the offender, which worked (thank goodness). Starting out with Javid's method would have been smart.
Apr
4
comment How do you ween a toddler off of breastfeeding?
Your answer was very complete dealing with different times during the day. We too substituted more bottle/sippy cup in lieu. Dad doing the bedtime routine was very helpful too.
Apr
4
comment What are some do's and dont's for an effective bedtime ritual?
We do this too and also have books.
Apr
4
comment What are some do's and dont's for an effective bedtime ritual?
Things that help relax and calm children before bed help with the winding down process. Lavender in the bath is good too.