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May
24
comment What are some suggestions for punishing a child?
Wrong. The OP said that "slapping is out of the question," NOT "physical correction."
May
24
comment When is it safe to start letting our children go into relationships?
Lots of assertions, but little evidence. Downvoted.
Jan
26
comment What to do when parents disagree regarding their parenting
There are always going to disagreements about how you implement your parenting strategies. But it is important not to let your children see you two arguing. People have different personalities and will therefore parent a little differently. Choose your battles wisely.
Jan
26
comment Vaccine reactions
If you suspect it's severe, call the doctor. A fever, loss of appetite, and being tired are common side-effects. Call the doctor just to put your mind at ease. Most of the time vaccinations do not cause reactions that require any intervention.
Jan
26
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
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
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
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
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
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
comment How can you deal with tantrums without spanking?
If we were talking about an infant I would agree with you. But in this case, the child is 2 years old and plenty capable of self-control. I reiterate that ignoring the behavior by taking the child outside to "get it all out" is not practical if there are extenuating circumstances like a thunderstorm. It also teaches the child that he can control his parents and the situation by throwing a tantrum.
May
10
comment Is bribing children with cash incentives a good idea?
Is there any reason the 2.5 year old can't pick up his own Lego messes?