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Sep
7
comment How does a parent that does not know a basic life skill make sure their child obtains that skill?
I like the CBeebie's Cooking Game link but I think that a 12-year old would find it a bit too childish. The second link is good though.
Sep
7
comment How does a parent that does not know a basic life skill make sure their child obtains that skill?
@DaveClarke: You should write up an answer expanding on that. One can't really teach something that they're unable to do. I think another thing to be careful for is that the father doesn't some to rely on or expect the daughter to cook for him.
Sep
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How does a parent that does not know a basic life skill make sure their child obtains that skill?
Aug
27
comment Arguments for/against same birthday for siblings?
If your biggest concern this late in the pregnancy is how close the actual birthday is to your other child's, you're a pretty lucky guy. :-)
Aug
27
answered Arguments for/against same birthday for siblings?
Jul
13
comment How do I stop my 3yr old from wetting the bed at night?
If at all possible, I'd go with "wake the child up to go to the toilet" rather than "carry him or her to the toilet." You want the child to understand that waking up and moving himself or herself to the toilet is the important part. It also helps if this can be done at a consistent time too.
Jul
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to approach my little brother's addiction to TV and computer?
Jun
28
answered What are the alternatives for a lactose intolerant baby?
Jun
21
answered How to approach my little brother's addiction to TV and computer?
Jun
18
comment How can parents avoid their child becoming a “whiner”?
I like this answer. I'd like it more if you provided the references that you indicate other answers are missing.
May
18
comment Does/can it have a negative effect, if newborns/infants are exposed to background noise (TV, …) while awake or sleeping?
I like when my kids fall asleep with audible background noise because it means I don't feel like I have to be a ninja in my own house while they're sleeping.
May
14
answered How to test whether my toddler is allergic to detergent?
May
3
awarded  Popular Question
May
2
comment How to prepare children for impending death of a parent?
I think that this is a situation where the services of a good professional would be a great help, and it may be better to start finding someone who's a good fit for your family sooner rather than later.
Apr
10
answered Is it traumatic for a toddler to be left in their bedroom with the door shut?
Mar
30
awarded  Yearling
Mar
4
comment What factors encourage collaborative play in Nintendo DS games?
Good luck: DS gaming between my daughters (7 & 5) pretty quickly devolves into whininggetting mushrooms, or coins, or one knocking the other one down, and "she won't let me win" Not that they won't have fun, but they'll still find ways to fight about even purely co-op games.
Feb
29
comment Do we need an electronic breast pump?
Exactly. I always felt that there was something extra special about feeding compared to just holding them. Not that having them go to sleep in my arms wasn't awesome too. Just different.
Feb
28
comment Do we need an electronic breast pump?
Pumping also means that dad can feed baby and get extra special bonding time, and mommy can take a break once in a whole.
Feb
27
answered How can I stop repeating myself?