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bio website larrygritz.com
location Vancouver, Canada
age 46
visits member for 3 years, 5 months
seen Oct 14 at 21:52

Jan
15
answered My son witnessed a friend receiving corporal punishment; how do I prevent this from sending the wrong message?
Jan
8
answered Further correspondence from tooth fairy?
Jan
8
comment Where does a child's intellectual curiosity come from?
I don't have any pointers to research, but my own approach is just to model it myself: "I don't know, but let's try to find out" is something my son hears from us without hesitation.
Sep
4
comment How do you respond when a child catches his parents having sex?
Note that not very long ago (well within the last 100 years), one room for the whole family was a common arrangement, and with most of the population living and working on farms, all children would be fairly well acquainted with the mechanics of mammalian reproduction. Somehow everybody survived, so the notion that this is "a situation" is a fairly recent concept. As far as the answer to the real question, I suppose that depends a lot on how neglectful the parents have been in explaining the facts of life up to this point.
Aug
21
answered How can you deal with tantrums without spanking?
Jul
10
comment How can I motivate my 16 yo daughter to do something valuable with her life?
Players who get salaries are so rare as to be negligently distracting -- much like professional sports, if not worse. On the other hand, if interest in the internet or games can be turned into an interest in actually designing and building such things, it can be turned into a really good career.
Jun
12
comment How to begin reading to an active toddler?
+1 for the suggestion that daily reading should have started as an infant.
May
13
awarded  Yearling
Apr
10
answered How to tell my son (10yo), somebody he knows as a man, is actually a woman?
Apr
10
answered Why do parents refer to themselves in the third person?
Apr
10
answered Is the “1 2 3 Magic” strategy for disciplining effective?
Mar
13
awarded  Critic
Dec
15
answered How should a child be prepared for adulthood?
Dec
6
answered Why are parents so concerned about profanity around their children?
Dec
6
answered What is a good strategy for getting our 5 year old to finish dinner before expecting dessert?
Dec
6
answered What studies exist regarding computer usage and computer game playing that support limiting access?
Jun
5
comment Are there any allergic-friendly alternatives for peanut butter & jelly?
All I know is that in my son's school, it's "no peanuts or tree nuts", and since sunflowers aren't trees this is allowed by the rules.
Jun
3
answered Are there any allergic-friendly alternatives for peanut butter & jelly?
Jun
3
comment Are there any allergic-friendly alternatives for peanut butter & jelly?
@cabbey: It's fairly common to have rules like this, and at this age (3-ish) kind of understandable since it's hard to explain to the kids not to eat or not to share. Some kids with peanut allergies are really allergic.
May
28
awarded  Supporter