604 reputation
68
bio website
location Pasadena, CA
age
visits member for 3 years, 4 months
seen Apr 25 '12 at 7:19

May
17
awarded  Yearling
Nov
1
awarded  Necromancer
May
17
awarded  Yearling
Jan
5
awarded  Self-Learner
Jan
5
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
1
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
23
awarded  Quorum
May
17
awarded  Yearling
Apr
25
answered What is the least problematic age difference between siblings?
Feb
7
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
20
answered How can we keep my niece's hair out of her eyes?
Nov
20
comment How do you measure a child's “learning to learn” skills?
I know that people have indeed published serious test-style attempts to evaluate "learning skills" that are much more abstract than a typical multiple choice test, and more specific than "IQ". So your question is certainly valid. I can't immediately find where I last saw them (approximately a year ago), but if I do run across them again I'll post here in the form on an answer. As I recall though, they seemed pricy and it wasn't trivial to get a preview to see if they looked like nonsense, or semi-insightful.
Nov
20
comment How do you measure a child's “learning to learn” skills?
This comes off rather condescending... I'm certain the asker is intelligent enough to know and judge these things for him/herself. The question is a factual one: do you know of such a test? (whether or not you endorse it, or the whole endeavor.)
Nov
20
comment Music player for toddlers
I'd say this is more than a shopping rec, because if you're like our family, music is extremely important and there are almost no acceptable solutions on the market. The market is Not sufficiently competitive. I researched every product of the last decade and there is only one I found acceptable. google "sweetpea mp3". It's from Canada. It's rather expensive and has a few annoying limitations but has been very well worth the money for us. Strengths: durable, plenty of memory, built in speaker, good battery life. Weaknesses: hard to specify order of songs, setting volume etc. is awkward.
Nov
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
26
awarded  Necromancer
Jun
15
answered How do we get our toddler to gain weight?
Jun
14
comment What is the least problematic age difference between siblings?
To try to make this clear... I do not imagine that any number will be perfect; and I am not "hung up" on age difference, nor am I neglecting the effect on the parents... it's just that the impact on parents (and the subsequent impact on the kids) is already obvious to everyone (as proven by everyone commenting on it). What is less obvious is the kids' perspective, so I'm asking for experience (or data) about that specifically. Thanks for the comments on your experience.
Jun
14
answered Are there things to watch out for after a tongue-tie operation?
Jun
14
answered What do we do if our children don't like the nanny?