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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.


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
Feb
10
answered Online resources of quality cartoons for toddler
Feb
10
comment How much is too much worry/anxiety in a child?
My seven-year-old has been known to worry about how she's going to cope with having babies :)
Jan
19
comment How do you investigate what's going on in the pre-kindergarten classroom?
Playing school: My thought exactly! Just beware of them playing 'home' at school :)
Jan
13
comment How can a pre-schooler improve her handwriting skills?
Start her typing, that's the only way I've ever been able to write anything presentable :)
Jan
11
comment Can a toddler spend too much time with books?
"At this age, your patience is going to wear out way before any harm is done" :)
Jan
11
comment In a hypothetical society of thieves, what do our children need to learn?
Eh, invest in locks? Emigrate?
Jan
10
comment As an atheist, how should I explain theism to my children?
"you can't not pick a side", I like that...
Jan
6
comment At what age should a child be introduced to the Television?
We've taken the middle way on this: we have videos and DVDs but no channels. Makes filtering, pausing and stopping so much easier.
Jan
6
comment How does one formally educate a gifted child without wrecking childhood?
Re homeschooling and socialization, there are some resources here that might interest you.
Dec
9
comment Why do kids always do things which we tell them NOT to do?
Because they are little scientists and they want to find out what happens if they do :)
Dec
9
comment What are the square cotton wipes that NICUs/nurseries use called?
What you might be looking for is nappy liners
Dec
8
comment What studies exist regarding computer usage and computer game playing that support limiting access?
If what you see on the screen doesn't influence your behaviour, then the estimated $500 bn spent on advertising this year was a bit of a waste, to put it mildly.
Dec
8
comment To medicate or not to medicate?
Yup, I spent all my childhood up trees, in streams, digging holes, building dams. Every time my kids try to climb trees now they get told off. I know someone who tells off their 2-year-old every time he runs round indoors: but they hardly ever take him outdoors! For me it's not just a question of medication, it's the whole "they don't fit into school there must be a problem with them".
Dec
8
revised Is the “cry it out” approach harmful?
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Dec
8
comment Is the “cry it out” approach harmful?
Anecdotal, but I know some parents who let their child 'cry it out' and discovered him the next morning lying in a pool of dried-out vomit...
Dec
7
comment Is the “cry it out” approach harmful?
@Beofett, I'm not sure that from a baby's perspective they ever 'cry for no reason'. In that situation, the only way in which I would expect a child to learn that there's no reason to be afraid is if someone comes and tells him so, which is the second case which Torben seems to have explicitly excluded in his question...