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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
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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...
Dec
7
comment Is the “cry it out” approach harmful?
@morahhochman, I understood as you did, I've edited slightly to make that clearer.
Dec
7
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Dec
7
comment Is the “cry it out” approach harmful?
Actually, there has been research on the long-term effects of stress on the brain, I'll see if I can find the references...
Dec
7
answered Is the “cry it out” approach harmful?
Dec
1
comment At what age does a toddler stop being a toddler?
@Jeff, I was asking about usage, not about definitions. (Unlike monad) We're talking about words that are in general usage in society: any given paediatrician's pet definitions are of limited value if they don't reflect what the majority mean when they use the same words.
Nov
30
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Nov
28
comment At what age does a toddler stop being a toddler?
@Martha, this may be a UK/US difference - in the UK the first two years of school are "infants" (or were back in my day, which is admittedly an increasingly long time ago...)
Nov
28
asked At what age does a toddler stop being a toddler?
Nov
28
comment My 4.5yr-old girl is afraid of death. What should I do?
Note that this link seems to contradict me. Now that's got me confused...
Nov
28
comment My 4.5yr-old girl is afraid of death. What should I do?
Haha! Excellent question, and difficult to find an answer to (just try searching for 'toddler stop'!). Wikipedia seems to think 3 years old.