Ernie
  • Member for 10 years, 8 months
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  • Burnaby, Canada
When is it safe to start letting our children go into relationships?
14 votes

When is it safe? Relationships and dating are never safe. Even at 25 it's like running headlong into a minefield of extreme emotion and high passion. That's what makes it great, after all. Now that ...

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Should a 7 day old be prevented from raising her head on her own?
4 votes

Let this be a lesson for the rest of your parenting. You know when your child is ready and/or strong enough for something when they know they're ready for it, and are trying to do it. Don't try to ...

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How do you know if you're ready to be a parent?
4 votes

When the pregnancy test comes back positive? If, on the other hand, you've been actively and successfully avoiding parenthood until now, you're ready to have children when (in order of importance): ...

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What can be done to help bright children stuck in a boring school?
4 votes

I suggest reading at least the first chapter of "Have Space Suit, Will Travel" by Robert A. Heinlein (the rest of the book is a bit entertaining, if dated, but the first chapter is pure gold). The ...

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How do I reduce the time my child spends playing computer games?
3 votes

Before I was a parent, I was an avid gamer. My oldest son is now 4, and I find his lack of interest and skill in playing video games actually rather a lot disturbing. I try to engage him in a few ...

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When should you start brushing your child's teeth?
2 votes

I've found that teething babies love to have a toothbrush to chew on. It makes their gums feel better. It also helps establish a bedtime routine later on (don't expect this to catch on right away or ...

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How do you decide when it is time to change schools?
2 votes

I like this quote from Mark Twain: "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." School isn't so much for learning as it is for proving that you've learned, so you can have a piece of ...

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Is an expensive stroller worth it?
1 votes

We've had some really bad experiences with stroller shopping that were somewhat different from what other people have posted, so I'd like to point out a few things. Price is not how you shop for ...

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Why does my infant wake crying the instant we put him in his bed?
1 votes

Actually, in my experience babies wake up like this because you've forgotten some other need that still needs to be met. I've always gone with the three-item checklist, just in case: Hungry. Wet ...

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My 8 year old son won't fall asleep
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I've been an insomniac a long time, and I have a different take on this. Let him decide when it's time to sleep. Heck, the next time he has a long weekend or vacation, get him to try to stay up late. ...

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At what age should a child be introduced to the Television?
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We kept our first son from watching TV as much as possible until he was about two. After that it was mostly DVDs and whatever content we could find on the internet. All bets were off for the second ...

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What is a positive way to handle a boy who acts like a girl?
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You're doing great, but just know this: Your son might be gay, but based on what you describe, it's more likely (if this behaviour continues well into his school years) he's transsexual. While some ...

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