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bio website kivikakk.ee
location Melbourne, Australia
age 23
visits member for 3 years
seen Nov 18 '13 at 23:41

Jun
20
comment At what age should siblings stop sharing their bedroom?
@awe: it could well be! That said, I have two cousins (both female) who shared a room, and they are not what I'd call the best of friends.
Feb
6
comment At what age should siblings stop sharing their bedroom?
@bobobobo I was somehow sure he could never hear me. Maybe he couldn't, 'cause I couldn't hear him!
Aug
10
comment How do you cope in the first few months?
@Doug Thanks! He's now 4 months, and what can I say--things are amazing!
Jun
14
comment What is a positive way to handle a boy who acts like a girl?
@Justin Sorry for the rather late reply! The answer is that I was different from the other boys ;-) (either that, or the phase has been 13 years long). As you say, a 3 year old barely has any gender-specific traits, and whatever happens then will probably have no correlation to what goes on in their later life. More and more socialisation may help them to either realise they have more in common with boys than they currently appear to, or less! :P
Apr
7
comment How do you cope in the first few months?
You have some good points about the emotions. I worry about my wife because, I think, since birth, I've cried more often (due to stress or whatever) than she has! Definitely passing this advice onto her.
Apr
7
comment How do you cope in the first few months?
"this 'special' time"—you've got that right. All the people who've said that to me have fallen into one of two groups; a) the parents (who seemed to know more than they let on), and b) the non-parents (who seemed to think it really would be just magical for us). ;-)
Apr
7
comment How do you cope in the first few months?
"Allow everything else to slide into chaos." As much as I'd love to do this, in a week and a half I'm off leave and then will have my full-time job to take care of—which sucks for mum, but if I don't do it, we'll have bigger issues than feeding. (Not to say I don't love your advice, by the way! Just mentioning. Thanks for your great words.)
Apr
2
comment How do you moderate a teenager's obsessive or excessive behavior?
"When I was a kid, my folks took a lot of guff from other adults for letting me "play on the computer" so much. I started programming when I was six and now make a career of it." — You and I both! :D
Mar
29
comment How do I get my 6-month-old to sleep better at night?
@Andra I'm curious - what is it about a routine that can drive parents mad? I find routine helps - whether or not you've got kids! ;-)
Mar
29
comment How do I prepare my home for the arrival of my premature baby?
Wow -- I'm kind of shocked. 4 pounds is tiny! My baby was born at 2.5kgs (5lbs 8oz), 35 weeks, and he's staying still for some time yet. Make sure your baby's not coming home too early; a rushed trip to the hospital a few days after he comes home is unpleasant. Best of luck :)
Mar
29
comment Does using sign language really accelerate a child's ability to speak?
Note that when you say "... learning ASL ...", it'd be more inclusive to say "sign language" here ;-) I'm from Australia, and we sign Auslan here, but your point is valid regardless of country or sign language.