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anthony-james
Aug 27 2014
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I see your point, but think that perhaps there is something about how you define family and the network of carers you involved in bringing up children. Read more

Aug 27 2014
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Nice house rules, I am sure it requires a bit of discipline by everyone to stick to those. I wouldn't want to be the dad arriving home late for dinner and then expect the kids to fall into line for family night. Read more

Aug 26 2014
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Whoa ... that combination of work and school sounds like a lot to manage. I am impressed you manage your schedule so well as to still make time for family ontop of that. Read more

Aug 26 2014
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Thanks four reading and commenting. Reading your post you can count quite a few sensible decisions and compromises to get all that "dumb luck"... though at the moment shooting for two (let alone three) kids is not listed as sensible in my book!! Read more

Aug 26 2014
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Gosh that change in schedule sounds hugely frustrating. Sometimes big "sensible" corporate decisions don't give a lot of consideration to people's home responsibilities :( Read more

Aug 26 2014
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Sort of. I started writing this article thinking there would be better family set ups than others, whether this was something traditional or something more modern. As I was writing, the sorts of qualities of carers and their families came out quite prominently... so the right qualities can probably make any family set Read more

Aug 11 2014
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"we all eat dinner together as a family, we all spend a little bit of time together after dinner, and then he puts our son to bed." Read more

Aug 11 2014
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Sounds like your parents were ahead of the game in splitting up the running of the house - both of our sets of parents were far more traditional/old school.

Jul 30 2014
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Ha... I wonder who came up with the most creative way to nibble at the marshmallow...I bet there were some pretty colourful reasons to explain what happen to the marshmallows that were eaten too.

Jul 30 2014
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The trust thing is an interesting dimension I had not considered... didn't come up in the course, but the logic makes sense. Is the assumption in the experiments that young children are more likely to take these sorts of statements from an authority figure at face value? Read more

Jul 24 2014
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My daughter has a cute little "yes" (or sort of a yea) which she uses with a pointed finger and a nod of her head for whatever she is interested in.

Jul 24 2014
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I guess it is about the balance between the really good times, and the really hard times (and reminding yourself of the good times when you are super tired!) Read more

Jul 24 2014
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Totally agree on the sleep... everything is more manageable after a decent night sleep... though sometimes it is not that straight forward. Read more