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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! :-)
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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.
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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.
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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!
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answered When should a child stop using a pacifier, and how can I help with this transition?
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comment How can you communicate with a child that refuses to talk?
I'm not sure that's a wise maneuver for an autistic child.
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comment How old should a child be before getting their first cell phone?
We also grew up with the wide availability of pay phones, so we didn't need cell phones like we do today.
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answered How do you control the quantity of sweets and junk food a pre-teen eats?
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comment How do you control the quantity of sweets and junk food a pre-teen eats?
Darn it, you beat me to the "you can't eat it if it's not there!" comment. :-)
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answered Should adults pay rent if they live in their parents' home?