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Saved from the web by a job in industry. Coding GUI for computer-aided railway realignment machinery.

At last a job where I have time to do stuff properly and don't have to worry about loads of unfixed bugs coming back to haunt me.


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comment What do you do with the cousins who, at birthday parties insist on opening the presents when they are not the guest of honor?
@MilesRout, did you miss the 'not talking to her parents for three months' bit? :)
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comment When a child only gets enthused about books above his reading level
Read it to him, or 'share' the reading when he gets fed up? I wouldn't consider that a cop-out: I met some unschoolers recently who still regularly read to the teenage children, even though they're perfectly able to read themselves.
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comment Explaining sexual attraction
Thanks for the reassuring words about thinking :) I guess I'm not sure how to impart caution and independence without transmitting fear and suspicion (or outright incredulity and rebellion).
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comment Explaining sexual attraction
@MaryJoFinch, they may figure out female sexual attraction (through their own experience of it), but I fear that without insight into male sexual attraction, the learning process can be long, and painful.
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asked Explaining sexual attraction
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comment What would be a effective way to explain pornography?
@JBRWilkinson, war is quite popular too...
May
7
comment How to address hemming and hawing?
Yeah, we get this too (slightly older), I wonder sometimes whether it's about not wanting to answer, or (in the case of asking about what happened at school) compartmentalising ("I don't want to think about school now I'm back home")...
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comment How do I persuade my 4 year old daughter that School is Cool?
You can't, 'cos it ain't :)
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comment Can my 18 months old boy learn from watching movies?
You may want to consider whether watching a movie on your laptop is not a way for him to get more time with you... :)
Apr
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comment At what age can a child be left alone in a parked car?
Ah memories... I must have been 7 or 8 when my father left me and my brother in the car while popping in to a shop. He'd just left the car in gear, no handbrake. And I pressed the clutch and the car started rolling! I remember pushing down the brake pedal with all my strength and screaming at my brother to 'get Dad'. All's well that ends well, but...
Mar
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comment My toddler wants to watch the same shows over and over
Toddlers are the only age group that it's worth actually buying DVDs for!
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