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bio website twitter.com/#!/nGinius
location Ottawa, Canada
age 42
visits member for 3 years, 8 months
seen Mar 28 '13 at 16:48

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


Sep
14
comment What consequences are appropriate for pre-teens?
+1 for "What punishment do YOU think you deserve?" Brilliant!
Sep
13
asked What consequences are appropriate for pre-teens?
Sep
13
comment How can I help my child handle peer pressure regarding television?
Why the down-vote?
Sep
13
answered How can I help my child handle peer pressure regarding television?
Sep
13
asked What house rules are appropriate for pre-teens?
Sep
4
comment Are netbooks appropriate for school age children?
I agree with you, however, success in school is due to more than being smart. How are you going to address the digital divide to which this may contribute?
Aug
13
comment When is physical punishment appropriate?
Yep, and it works. If you are at your wits' end and are on the verge of resorting to spanking, try cold water instead. It's one more alternative.
Jul
12
comment Where/how can I find out about public breastfeeding facilities?
Ikea is very family friendly with kid-sized toilets, change tables, and supplies! They often have private rooms for nursing, complete with rocking chairs.
Jul
9
revised Is it dangerous for a child to sleep with the head hanging?
typos and tags
Jul
7
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
6
revised What should we pack when going camping with an infant?
added idea
Jul
6
answered What should we pack when going camping with an infant?
Jul
1
comment How strict should we be with our 14 month old boy?
What are your rules? This can be the hardest part for a new parent.
Jul
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
22
revised What games are good for teaching math?
added 112 characters in body
Jun
21
revised How should we address stuttering in a toddler?
added detail and direct quotes
Jun
21
comment How should we address stuttering in a toddler?
I believe the idea is to take the pressure off the child to respond. Commenting on a child's observations rather than quizzing them is another way to interact with the child using language that is less time sensitive. In my experience, parents ask young children a question and maybe wait for a count of 3, if that, before they answer it themselves. Comments encourage more relaxed conversation.
Jun
21
revised How should we address stuttering in a toddler?
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Jun
21
revised How should we address stuttering in a toddler?
added parent suggestions