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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.


Jul
26
comment At what age does a toddler stop being a toddler?
@waiwai933, woops, I only just saw your comment for the first time. You were right, but all water under the bridge now, I suspect.
Jul
18
revised What should I consider when deciding whether to homeschool my child?
Excellent resource, deserved better formatting. Done.
Jul
18
suggested suggested edit on What should I consider when deciding whether to homeschool my child?
Jul
2
comment Is the “cry it out” approach harmful?
@justkt, nice, thanks.
Jun
8
comment How do you instill Leadership skills in your kids?
@AndrewGrimm, wow, I learnt something. And it wasn't on English.SE :)
Jun
8
comment How do you instill Leadership skills in your kids?
@AndrewGrimm, is instill liquid related? I thought it was distill :)
Jun
8
comment How do you handle unsupervised, poorly behaved children in public play areas?
I've been in situations like this where I've intervened and subsequently had other people's children coming to me to resolve their problems too :)
Jun
8
comment Is it safe to travel by car without A/C when it's hot outside?
I'd add one enormous proviso: if you get stuck in traffic and air is no longer circulating, it could get pretty dire.
May
16
comment How can I encourage my toddler to walk and not be carried?
Not worth an answer, but ... make sure you're not walking too fast...
Apr
28
awarded  Yearling
Apr
27
comment Why is my baby crying?
Nappy/Diaper too tight...
Apr
12
comment How can I get renewed medical attention for my child's undiagnosed sickness?
At times like this you just wish Greg House wasn't fictitious :)
Apr
5
answered Why is my 10 yr old struggling with school?
Apr
5
comment Should I use a child harness?
I once saw a guy with triplets in a busy town centre. He had harnesses and I completely understood why! Having said that, never used one with my kids, mostly because we stuffed them in a pushchair/stroller whenever we were in 'dangerous' places.
Feb
17
answered Moving with our bilingual child
Feb
17
comment How to handle a mother who is becoming unkind to the adult child?
I suspect Karl is right about empty nest syndrome, but depending on what age your mother is, and if there has been a really dramatic personality change, it could be (though I sincerely hope not) some form of early onset dementia.
Feb
17
comment Moving with our bilingual child
Look for English-speaking ex-pats in the area you're moving back to, especially ones with small children...
Feb
17
comment Reading in second language for a bilingual kid - how to approach a phonetic language vs. English phonics?
My question here might interest you: parenting.stackexchange.com/questions/1695/…. We're French/English, which is a challenge, because while English has 'random' spelling, French has lots of 'unpronounced' letters...
Feb
11
comment Online resources of quality cartoons for toddler
@daniel.sedlacek, glad you like them :) You (sorry, I mean your child!) might like the Baby Einstein series - just ignore all the claims about boosting your child's IQ (or whatever)
Feb
10
answered How to stop my 8 year old to cry every time she's frustrated