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Dec
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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?
Aug
1
comment What are good techniques to reduce separation anxiety?
+1 for "The answer [...] is experience."
Jul
26
comment Why does my toddler cry when he's put to bed?
The important part is finding out what was the correct answer for you, not necessarily from where it came. :-) FWIW, I wouldn't worry too much about staying under the blanket. If he's cold, he'll cover up, and if he's hot he'll kick the blanket off. My oldest uses blankets even in 90° F heat, my middle child sleeps in her underwear all year around. My youngest isn't old enough to have made his preferences yet, but seems to be gravitating towards "keep a blanket, but only across the belly".
Jul
24
comment Can I figure out what my baby wants by the sound it makes when it cries?
+1 - This mirrors my experience almost exactly. IME, there are still some subtle differences later on. Crying from pain is very distinct from other cries, and cries for attention are distinct from cries of necessity (i.e. hungry or diaper)
Jul
24
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Jul
20
comment Do you use number of weeks or day of the month to determine an infant's birthday?
+1 for the website alone!
Jul
20
answered Can we afford to have a baby?