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comment Email and social media for pre-teens
@monsto interesting, do you have a similar attitude toward laws about the drinking age? I agree that "follow the rules" isn't the full story, and I agree with your answer here about explaining what the risks are. But these sorts of age laws (generally) exist for a reason, to protect children. My attitude is that laws, such as legal drinking and internet use ages, should always be followed unless there is some clear and compelling and exceptional reason not to.
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comment Email and social media for pre-teens
better for the "law" to be the bad guy instead of the parents, though -- and if this is an option it should be used.
Dec
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answered Email and social media for pre-teens
Dec
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comment How to teach the importance of being considerate?
I find that narration (describing what you do in words as you do it) is tremendously helpful, and over time, the repetition seems to be sinking in with our toddler.
Dec
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comment How do I deal with my pre-schooler's over tired behavior after school?
can you be more specific? I am having a hard time understanding what "in the afternoon she goes crazy" means in practice.
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comment How do you potty train for overnight?
can you link to these alarms?
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comment At what age does a toddler stop being a toddler?
@ben and yet your question originated on parenting, which speaks volumes. There's absolutely no reason to kick it over to english.se. This delineation generally only comes up in the context of, and requiring the expertise of, people who have experience with children. Questions should stay where the experts who can best answer that question are, most of all.
Nov
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comment At what age does a toddler stop being a toddler?
@wai the question directly gets to expertise in being a parent (or pediatrician, etc), not expertise in the english language. The definitions of "baby" "toddler" "child" rely on expertise (or at least experience with) specific child developmental milestones, in exactly the same way that the definition of "monad" requires programming expertise. See stackoverflow.com/questions/44965/what-is-a-monad
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comment At what age does a toddler stop being a toddler?
this question belongs on parenting; you might as well argue that specific questions about programming terminology belong on english.se instead of Stack Overflow or Programmers, which is completely nonsensical. I will also add that as a parent this is EXACTLY the question my wife and I asked each other about our child -- when does he stop being a baby and become a toddler? It's the only time it ever came up in our lives. We even had debates about it.