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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 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
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
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8
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