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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.


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
awarded  Nice Question
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.
Nov
28
answered How do I get my toddler to eat fruit?
Nov
28
comment How do I stop yawning so much when I'm reading bedtime stories to my kids?
+1 for "parents of small children are always sleepy"
Nov
28
comment How can I help when the parents don't acknowledge their child 's learning disability?
Is she a first or only child? That might explain why she's a bit behind. Maybe if you couched your arguments (and thoughts) in terms of "slow developer", rather than "learning disability", they'd be more palatable?
Nov
28
comment What is the recommended age for an infant to start sleeping in his own room?
You really need to drop that "should" :) There are precious few real "shoulds" in parenting. Weigh up the pros and cons, discuss with your partner, and make your own mind up. Don't let anyone tell you what you "should" do... (except me, right now)
Nov
28
comment My 4.5yr-old girl is afraid of death. What should I do?
Just an aside: in English, we don't typically call a 4.5 year old 'baby', generally children stop being babies when they start moving around (thus becoming 'toddlers').
Nov
18
comment What are important legal and financial steps for new parents?
This might interest you...
Nov
7
comment When and how should I teach my kids to touch-type?
Marking as answer, but I'd still be concerned about starting this before the child gets 'good enough' to not be bothered.
Nov
7
accepted When and how should I teach my kids to touch-type?
Nov
7
comment When and how should I teach my kids to touch-type?
Yes, and no. The big problem with typing is being 'good enough'. I know programmers who've been programming for decades, and still hunt and pecking (with varying numbers of fingers). And even though I learnt to touch type, my backspace key still sees far more wear than the others. I am totally in favour of abandoning joined-up writing and going straight to the keyboard ;)
Nov
3
comment When and how should I teach my kids to touch-type?
Of course, if you can touch-type, you don't need to change the keyboard, just the driver :)
Nov
3
comment When and how should I teach my kids to touch-type?
I'm not sure I buy that stuff about motor coordination. I started piano lessons when I was 6. Is there some qualitative difference between playing the piano and typing? I'm more convinced by finger-span.
Nov
2
comment When and how should I teach my kids to touch-type?
Thanks, I think you're right about when and how. It'd be Qwertz anyway here :) Looks like I need another excuse for DIYing a Das Keyboard :)
Nov
2
comment When and how should I teach my kids to touch-type?
@AarthiDevanathanΨ, you forgot Typing of the Dead :) I learnt with the simplest of DOS programs, can't remember the name right now.