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Jun
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comment How different cultures teach kids about sex
@aparente001, true, but ideally parents would cultivate openness such that children would feel free to come and ask for confirmation of whatever they hear. Ideally...
Jun
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revised How and when should I tell my son his AMAZING father isn't his biological father?
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Jun
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answered What approaches can I use with an 9 year old that bed-wets and is a heavy sleeper?
Jun
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answered How and when should I tell my son his AMAZING father isn't his biological father?
Jun
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answered My 4 1/2 year old loves to sleep… is this a problem?
Jun
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comment 3 year-old boy wants constant attention, hits and deliberately poops in underpants when he doesn't get it
I'd far rather have a parent be in favour of corporal punishment and applying it as stated here, than being theoretically against, and yet finding themselves 'lashing out' in moments of anger. Or (far more damaging in my opinion) withdrawing relationship as 'punishment'. Probably worth pointing out that kids are very different. Some will rarely - if ever - need this kind of intervention.
Jun
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answered How different cultures teach kids about sex
Mar
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comment How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?
"control her waaaaay less", if I thought the OP was only trying to control her daughter I'd be less worried. Her question reads like she wants to control the universe!
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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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Oct
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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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Oct
10
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