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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
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
revised Is the “cry it out” approach harmful?
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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.
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?