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Jan
19
comment When do you encourage your children to move out?
+1 for "his parents are pushing 60... At that point, who is living with who?" This is what happened with me: I was living on my own, and then my parents decided they missed me (and my sister) and moved here, and at that point it really didn't make economic sense for me to pay rent to a stranger. Now that it's just mom & me, it would make even less sense for me to move out, because Mom needs to live with someone, and better me than my sister & her husband.
Jan
19
comment How to simultaneously spoon feed twins?
This is exactly what our mom did, too: two bowls, one spoon, alternately stuff one mouth, then the other.
Jan
18
revised How do you investigate what's going on in the pre-kindergarten classroom?
Spelling corrections, plus some punctuation to aid readability
Jan
18
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Jan
9
comment Using a visual device to indicate good/bad behavior status for toddlers
So, let me get this straight: you're punishing not eating by not letting her eat? I'm sure this makes sense in some universe... I hope...
Jan
9
comment Why not let a toddler share a bedroom with a baby?
Don't you have the baby in a crib? I've yet to meet a crib that a 4-year-old would be capable of reaching into and grabbing anything out of.
Jan
6
comment Is this considered child abuse
"People were staring at us as if she was correct" -- hmm, do you think this might possibly have been because she was correct?
Jan
4
comment What is the correct temperature and humidity to maintain in a child's room at night?
Do you have any sources/support for the "reduce the spread of infection" assertion? I know that one reason colds and flu are more prevalent in winter is because those viruses survive longer on cold surfaces than warm ones.
Dec
31
comment How to remove Toddler's attraction for iPhone /iPad?
I just found this product, might be useful as a "hardware" version of disabling the Home button (since Incarcerapp requires jailbreaking the phone): bubcap.com/index.html
Dec
28
revised Is TV harmful to my infant's development?
formatted quoted footnotes to make them less distracting; fixed quoting of bulleted list
Dec
28
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Dec
28
comment How can I encourage my baby's first words while keeping up a bilingual distinction?
My niece is 17 months old, and our problem is that we can't tell which language she's attempting. She'll happily babble away to her toys, sometimes with a book open on her lap so that she's "reading", and it sounds like we ought to understand what she's saying — it's right at that cusp of intelligibility — but we don't know whether we should be interpreting it as English or as Hungarian.
Dec
23
comment When can a toddler be taught that dropping unwanted food on the floor is unacceptable?
I know my niece would love to help cleaning the floor afterwards. She would see it as a nice reward for dropping food.
Dec
23
revised Why don't kids like vegetables?
Fixed some idioms and word choices. I hope I didn't change the meaning of anything.
Dec
23
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Dec
13
comment As an atheist, how should I explain theism to my children?
@WilliamGrobman, either I'm not understanding you, or there's something seriously wrong with your logic. (Without history, "rules of language" is a meaningless phrase. And what do you think "altruism" means that you consider it a bad thing?) But this is becoming seriously off-topic for Parenting. Have you poked your nose into the English Language and Usage Stackexchange?
Dec
13
comment As an atheist, how should I explain theism to my children?
@WilliamGrobman, if you were a true prescriptivist, then you would never apply the word atheist yourself, because it used to mean "immoral, wicked". In general, it's a fallacy to base your definition of a word on its etymology.
Dec
13
revised How to deal with a bedwetting teenager?
minor clarification, plus a spelling fix
Dec
13
comment As an atheist, how should I explain theism to my children?
@WilliamGrobman, see, and I look at the exact same universe that we see around us and conclude that it is incompatible with the belief that there isn't a creator behind it. Your mileage, obviously, varies; the point is, if you don't want to teach your children any religion, you need to include atheism in that rubric.
Dec
13
comment As an atheist, how should I explain theism to my children?
@WilliamGrobman, despite its roots, the word atheism has come to mean an active non-belief in a deity, while agnosticism is indeed the neutral "I don't know" position that tylerl mentions. (There's also apatheism, the attitude that whether deity exists or not is totally unimportant.)