Greg Hewgill
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Too much computer?
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38 votes

Let me expand on my pithy comment above. It sounds like your son has taken an active interest in programming. I too spent "hours and hours" doing exactly the same sorts of things that it sounds like ...

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How strict should I be with my 9 month old?
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Children at 9 months really don't understand cause and effect yet[1]. As far as he knows at this point, you're being stern with him and he doesn't have any idea why. Your son will eventually respond ...

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rules for a tea party
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At this point, you're not teaching your daughters how to run a tea party. That's their job to teach you. You're teaching them (by example) how to cooperate, negotiate, share, make decisions, respond ...

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Is it rude to allow a child only in nappy while playing in a fountain park?
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8 votes

I don't live in Sydney, but I live in New Zealand which has similar cultural standards. I think it is perfectly fine to let a child play in a fountain park with just a nappy on. I even occasionally ...

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Getting 3-year-old to hurry up
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This sounds familiar. Here are a couple of things we've tried: Handwashing. This used to take 5 or even 10 minutes. I bought a cheap 60 second hourglass timer, which my daughter now starts when she ...

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Why is my toddler protesting sleep with me and not my partner?
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First: You're doing a great job. New parents often don't hear that enough. It's difficult to put a specific reason on why, but here are some things to consider: You are mom. Children always have a ...

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Is it appropriate to say "Congratulations" to premature parents?
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My daughter was born at 27 weeks. Congratulations will be appreciated in any case, I don't think you've stuck your foot in your mouth. After all, they did expect to have a baby, just not quite so soon....

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How to tell a toddler cars are dangerous and should not be approached?
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I have a rule with my kids: Hold my hand in the car park. If they don't want to hold my hand, then I pick them up and carry them. They can walk only if they hold my hand.

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How to encourage 2 year old to co-operate
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It's hard to give a general answer for this sort of thing because every child is different. What works for us is to read the stories (usually two of them) as the last thing before getting into bed. If ...

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Washing Cloth diapers
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We have gone through two girls using cloth nappies (diapers). Our current procedure is basically: Rinse used nappies by hand as necessary to get most of the poo off Toss them in a bucket, which may ...

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Should we indulge this unusual request from our daughter?
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One way to satisfy part of her request is to have her turn on "find my friends" functionality in her phone (assuming she has one) and share the location with you. Then she might act differently ...

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Calculating gestational age of a baby
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Yes, the gestational age is counted from the first day of the mother's most recent menstrual cycle. From Gestational Age on the NIH site: Gestational age is the common term used during pregnancy to ...

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How to take passport pictures of a baby?
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Two weeks old should be a pretty easy age for that, as she's not going to squirm around too much. Put her on a light coloured sheet on a bed, and take the photo from above. Just make sure you get a ...

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