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comment Which breeds of dog are safe to have around a toddler?
@DaveShaw: The food was simply an example. Of course, there's lots more, though it boils down to "respect the animal." @Billare: It is that simple. While you worry about breeds, my kids will play safely with my in-laws' rottweiler/doberman mix and stay away from my cousin's ill-behaved terriers.
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comment Are netbooks appropriate for school age children?
At the very least, things are better than they were a few years ago when even simply searching for "fairies" linked you to porn in the top results.
Apr
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comment Are netbooks appropriate for school age children?
"I equate internet freedom with physical freedom; by grade 5, they should know how to keep themselves out of trouble" I think that's a dangerous statement to be making with today's internet. There's still all manner of things that can go terribly wrong even if what they're doing is innocent or the result of natural curiosities. They may be participating in online communities with older children or adults manipulating them into dangerous situations, or searching for innocent information or attempting to satisfy natural sexual curiosity and stumbling upon extreme BDSM/fetish porn.
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answered How do you cope in the first few months?
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accepted Should I send my child to Kindergarten early?
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comment How do you reduce feelings of guilt for leaving children for a date night ?
+1 - Excellent Answer. I'd also point out that it's important for kids to see their parents spending time together with each other as an important facet of a good relationship too.
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comment Should I send my child to Kindergarten early?
@Mike: February
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comment How can I stop my toddler from playing with electrical outlets and plugs?
"Get power bars which are too complicated for children to operate[.]" That sounds like a recipe for the kid getting the device into a state from which the parents can't figure out how to recover! :-)
Mar
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comment We're looking to get pregnant - what can we do to optimize our chances?
Lots of good information here. One thing to keep in mind though: have fun! If sex feels like a chore, you're doing it wrong. If you're doing everything right and still having trouble getting pregnant, don't feel bad about getting you both checked out for any possible problems.
Mar
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answered How strict should we be with our 14 month old boy?
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comment When can I cover my baby with a blanket in her crib?
Tossing this up as a comment since it's not really an answer: I didn't realize that it was an issue. My 4.5 mo son has been sleeping with a blanket pretty much since birth without problems. In fact, he loves cuddling up with it now.
Mar
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answered How can I teach my child to be careful about carrying potentially dangerous objects?
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answered Which breeds of dog are safe to have around a toddler?
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comment How old should a child be before getting their first cell phone?
I didn't need it often either, but if it was "walk home from school in the pouring rain" or "use the pay phone and see if mom can come get me," I made sure I had a quarter!