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bio website tonyandrewmeyer.com
location New Zealand
age 35
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Software developer, researcher, educator, father.

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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Yearling
Jan
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comment At what age or developmental milestones is it safe to leave children unattended?
Note that in some places, there are legal requirements that trump parental judgement and child development. For example, in NZ, the minimum age is 14 (legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1981/0113/latest/DLM53535.html), for any significant period of time.
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awarded  Nice Answer
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revised How do I explain regional differences in language?
Remove the light-hearted parts, since this site seems rather adverse to them. Provide a maths analogy that hopefully assists people with understanding "lies to children". Minor other revisions based on comments.
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awarded  Cleanup
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revised How do I explain regional differences in language?
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answered How can I bathe my baby in the shower?
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awarded  Nice Question
May
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comment How do I explain regional differences in language?
The issue is that he has trouble understanding how they are different languages when 90%+ is exactly the same (unlike, e.g. Spanish or Māori).
May
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comment How do I explain regional differences in language?
A nice suggestion, although a lot of work :) We read four books each night, so that would add quite a lot of prep and execution time, although most books are from NZ/UK/US, so there would be a lot of overlap I guess.
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awarded  Editor
May
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revised How do I explain regional differences in language?
Expand based on comments/answers.
May
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comment How do I explain regional differences in language?
Thanks. His understanding of geography is significantly behind his reading, so that doesn't really help. Using this as a reason to try and improve that is a good suggestion.
May
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comment How do I explain regional differences in language?
@torbengb Not as far as I can tell. It isn't really an English question (I know why there are differences and what there are), it's a parenting question (how to explain this to a pre-schooler). I'd like advice from parents, not language experts (for this particular question).
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awarded  Student
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asked How do I explain regional differences in language?
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awarded  Vox Populi
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answered Is Doctor Who too scary for children?
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awarded  Suffrage