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Dec
14
comment Childcare and illnesses in winter
+1: There's no reason to keep your kid out of school for a runny nose or a mild cough, even if it persists. Chances are it may not be so much "persisting" as it is a "new, different bug on top of the one she already had".
Dec
12
comment How accurate are the “Suggested Age Ranges” of toys?
The required interaction is for the kid to constantly feed the balls back into the popper. If they're easily amused, it can keep your kids occupied for far longer than anyone would have rationally thought possible. It's even better when a few kids are racing to be first to get the balls. :-)
Dec
12
answered How do we ensure that our toddler is getting proper nutrition now that he is eating more solid foods?
Dec
12
comment How accurate are the “Suggested Age Ranges” of toys?
I have a vague feeling that the upper end of the range caters to kids who would be developmentally behind their peers. Like your ball popper example: The only time I see any kids much over 24 months playing with one is in the company of even younger children.
Dec
9
comment When upgrading our toddler from a cot to a bed, how do we keep him in his bed?
Glad to hear that it worked for you.
Dec
9
answered How to deal with a bedwetting teenager?
Dec
8
comment Should 18+ kids still have a tight schema for bed and PC-usage?
I'm curious how it went for the OP! :-)
Nov
29
answered How old does a child have to be to start using a pacifier?
Nov
28
comment Techniques for teaching children from the start about how to read advertising?
@ChrisM: While I can't speak to the OP's motivation, I think it's a feeling that they're just bloody everywhere and unescapable, and everything feels like it's got a hook. Incidentally, what I do with my kids is just let them know that just about everything they see is trying to make them want something they doesn't have.
Nov
28
comment My 4.5yr-old girl is afraid of death. What should I do?
possible duplicate of How should I talk to my child about death?
Nov
3
comment What is the best strategy for adjusting an toddler's sleep cycle during Daylight Savings?
@Beofett: Nah, we just put ourselves behind it through force of law. :-P
Oct
29
comment When is it too old to go Trick or Treating?
Magic tricks and poem reading on Halloween? I've never even heard of such a thing!
Oct
26
comment How do I teach my child to express his frustration?
@MichaelF: They could with a gravity assist. (i.e. diving off of something)
Sep
5
comment Should I monitor my child's internet usage?
If you control the gateway, you control the internet, as far as clients are concerned. The only way around that is to find another route to the internet. It does require a certain level of technical skill though.
Aug
26
comment What age do you stop reading bedtime stories?
Don't forget, you don't have to finish the entire book in one sitting. For my kids, some of the fun is hearing a chapter a night of a much greater story.
Aug
15
revised At what age should I enroll my child in dental and vision plans?
Added segment on requirements other institutions may have and FSA bits
Aug
15
answered At what age should I enroll my child in dental and vision plans?
Aug
10
comment Where can I find good research on long term health impact of different types/brands of infant formula (in the US)?
@DanBeale: US laws regarding formula are pretty strict too.
Aug
4
revised How can a parent remain sane? How do you keep your energy and temper?
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Aug
4
answered How can a parent remain sane? How do you keep your energy and temper?