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answered What are the pros and cons of using dessert as a motivation for kids to work hard?
Mar
27
comment How to spank in public without having everyone around you assume you're a child abuser?
You also might be surprised what they teach in those parenting classes. When we took them to become foster parents, our teacher was in general a strong advocate of spanking one's permanent children, although for foster children it's illegal in our state and otherwise a bad idea because of their previous trauma. I'm sure that varies depending on where you go, though.
Mar
27
comment How to spank in public without having everyone around you assume you're a child abuser?
Also, not all CPS referrals result in some sort of action. I'm pretty sure we were covertly investigated in the hospital after our daughter accidentally drove her wheelchair down the stairs. We were introduced to two "nursing students" who curiously had no mentor and spent several hours observing no one else but us, and only asking questions that made them sound more like cops than nurses. (She's not allowed upstairs anymore, by the way. Ever. We sold the lift.)
Mar
27
comment How to spank in public without having everyone around you assume you're a child abuser?
Yeah, don't really blame you there. That's why I have the "make sure it works" rule. At that point you're just taking out your own frustrations.
Mar
26
comment How to spank in public without having everyone around you assume you're a child abuser?
Please take discussion on this question's premise to Parenting Chat.
Mar
26
answered How to spank in public without having everyone around you assume you're a child abuser?
Mar
24
comment Thumbs splitting from changing nappies & repeated hand washing
Just curious, why just the one thumb?
Mar
21
comment Thumbs splitting from changing nappies & repeated hand washing
Normally, I'd agree @Beofett, but I think we may have an example of an XY problem. I've been changing diapers for 11 years and never known it to create this sort of problem in myself or others. Tomh, could you add some details about your process?
Mar
20
comment Is non-professional homeschooling detrimental to children?
@anongoodnurse, I did mention the self-selection bias. I'll leave it to others to present other cons. There are certainly no shortage of critics.
Mar
20
answered Is non-professional homeschooling detrimental to children?
Mar
18
comment How can I handle a situation with a faulty, cruel teacher that does not like me and takes it out on my child?
You got flagged for a lot of edits on this post. Please try to consolidate changes into fewer edits.
Mar
17
comment Is organic whole cow's milk better than “toddler milk” powder for a 1 year old?
Please take discussion of this question's content to this meta question.
Mar
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Mar
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answered How can I handle a situation with a faulty, cruel teacher that does not like me and takes it out on my child?
Mar
16
comment How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?
Yes, that's why I called it an extreme example, but the abuse mostly manifested in the isolation itself.
Mar
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Mar
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answered How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?
Feb
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answered Should a precocious child be prevented from devoting too much time to their primary interest?
Feb
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Feb
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answered When a child only gets enthused about books above his reading level