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Coder, algorithm designer, father of two, pizza fanatic, and secret musician.


Mar
22
comment Reasoning vs “because I say so”
Although in that specific case, another reason is that if she attempted to carry the chemistry set through security, she would either lose it forever or have to send it through the mail, and there's a good possibility that she (and any adult she was with) would be detained for a long time. Why? Because that's a rule held by a powerful authority that doesn't negotiate.
Mar
21
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Mar
17
answered How do you explain World War II to young children?
Mar
16
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
16
comment How do I tell my parents I'm no longer Christian?
@DA01 It sometimes helps, when analyzing other people's motives, to try to look at things from their point of view. To a person who truly believes in the reality of hell, supporting a child who is determined to go there might be a terrible disservice to the child, literally the worst possible thing that could be done for them.
Mar
16
answered How do I tell my parents I'm no longer Christian?
Mar
15
comment How do you respond to a teenager who has started to smoke?
Meh. I knew all that, had my dad tell me about it, saw pictures of dead peoples lungs, watched my grandfather die of emphysema and cancer, and still smoked. Teens are idiots. kotaku.com.au/2010/06/…
Mar
15
comment How do you respond to a teenager who has started to smoke?
I have an idea: lets just repeat the previous two comments back and forth until a moderator makes us stop. :) Seriously, I clearly don't agree with you. From my perspective, my question is relevant, which is why I asked it.
Mar
15
comment How do you respond to a teenager who has started to smoke?
that doesn't really help me to understand the specific relationship being asked about in the question. Neither parents nor teenagers are homogenous groups, and the answer to the question will depend on specifics.
Mar
15
comment How do you respond to a teenager who has started to smoke?
Do you give them money? Cigarrettes are extremely expensive in the US, and illegal to purchase for under 18s.
Mar
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
6
answered Should adults pay rent if they live in their parents' home?
Mar
5
answered How can I get my toddler to exit discreetly when threatening-looking people are around?
Mar
5
answered At what age should I explain to my kids that we don't believe in God?
Dec
20
answered How early should I start thinking about cloth diapers?
Sep
18
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
8
answered What kind of controlled safe scientific experiments can I do with my baby?
Sep
8
answered How can I help my 4 yr old adjust to junior kindergarten?
Aug
25
comment How to handle a 11y/o son who act like a girl?
@RexKerr and if you would like to discuss this further, I suggest we take it to chat. This discussion does not belong in this comment thread.
Aug
25
comment How to handle a 11y/o son who act like a girl?
@RexKerr We know that there are genetic factors that influence whether someone is homosexual or not. We do not know if any parental behavior whatsoever has any predictable effect on whether someone is homosexual or not. We do know that parents do not control every aspect of a child's environment, and therefore the exact same parental behavior, given the immense complexity of environmental factors, is going to have different effects, so no, nothing that a parent does or does not do causes their child to be gay, and certainly nothing they do after the age of 11 will change them.