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Jan
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comment How do you stop a child from using bad language and profanity?
Find out where he is getting the words from and put a stop to it. Television? Radio? Family or friends?
Jul
13
comment How do you handle a teacher that teaches pseudo science?
Can you provide a definition of "pseudo-science?" Science is based on empirical and testable phenomena. Creationism is a historical claim, just as Darwinism is. Neither can be reproduced in a lab or empirically tested. Consider the claim "Plato existed." It is a historical claim, not a scientific one, but you would not call it "pseudo-science." It is in a completely different field of study.
Jul
12
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Jul
12
comment How do you discipline someone else's child?
-1 particularly for the point, that there is no general right and wrong.
Jul
12
comment How do you discipline someone else's child?
Rewarding expected behavior is counterproductive. "You didn't punch a hole in the wall, little Jonny? Have a cookie!"
Jul
12
comment When do kids usually stop believing in Santa Claus?
Well said, Jonathon. I think the answer could be paraphrased as, "Children stop believing in Santa Claus when their parents decide not to lie to them."
May
13
awarded  Student
May
12
asked What constitutes verbal abuse of one's child?
May
11
comment Is it alright to use corporal punishment on children?
I'm curious as to your views on verbal abuse. You mentioned elsewhere that you sometimes "lose your cool" and shout. Do you consider this a preferable alternative to corporal punishment?
May
11
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May
11
comment How can firearms be secured from children?
+1 fantastic and reasonable answer. children have to learn to live in the real world which includes guns, knives, water, rusty nails, broken glass, cars, germs, and a host of other potentially lethal objects.
May
11
comment Is it alright to use corporal punishment on children?
Be careful about taking your personal situation and making a generalization based on it. One person who experienced abuse under the guise of "spanking" will have a very different view of corporal punishment than someone who was calmly and and lovingly disciplined by a parent who remained in full control of his or her emotions the entire time.
May
11
comment What are some good strategies for preventing Diaper Rash?
Allowing the area to dry completely between diaperings helps a lot also. Also avoid using baby wipes that are perfumed.
May
11
comment How do I teach my child to speak in sentences?
There is absolutely nothing wrong with not making sentences at his age.
May
11
answered How do you ensure proper nutrition for a child in a vegetarian or vegan household?
May
10
comment How can I help my child develop social intelligence?
What you are asking is how to teach a child perception, self-control, and communication. Lumping those together under the umbrella of "social intelligence" is not going to elicit a good answer.
May
10
answered How much sun is too much for a child?
May
10
comment When do kids usually stop believing in Santa Claus?
I never understood the purpose of teaching children that Santa Claus is a real person who flies around in a sleigh and brings presents on Christmas. If nothing else, it teaches kids that their parents are liars.
May
10
comment What are some strategies for helping children cope with divorce?
If you can possibly avoid it, don't go through with the divorce.
May
10
answered At what age should a child stop accompanying a parent into the “wrong” public toilet?