Hello!

My name is Daniel. I'm 18 years old, and a freshman at Northwestern University, not majoring in anything in particular yet (perhaps Psych, but I'm also interested in law and traveling / culture / learning languages - I speak German and some Spanish, and want to learn French and Russian).

I'm from a small town in Wisconsin, which growing up was always boring and uncultured to me, but now that I live in Chicago, I'm growing to appreciate certain aspects of the culture and how they've helped shape me into who I am today.

At this point in my life, I'm working on balancing all the aspects of my life - being a good student, being a strong Christian man, finding a good woman to marry, and finding a career that'll fit my life goals.

So far I've found some great advice on AoM, and I'm sure I'll find a lot more.

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Forge replied to Sir's discussion Complainy boy
"Sounds typical of a lot of what I experience when I work with kids today. They are so used to sitting and playing video games or whatever, that they dont adjust well to physical labor/exertion. With my son I never really let him get started with…"
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Sir replied to Sir's discussion Complainy boy
"We found an innovative solution.  I told him if we go on the hike, there would be no complaining ... except by my right hand, who is a character in a lot of our play time (sort of a puppet, but I don't bother with a physical puppet), and…"
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Forge replied to Ulises Torres's discussion I am responsible for co-sleeping
"Agreed. But this applies to everything you do with your kid. If you at any point cave to screaming and crying and throwing a fit... well now your kid learns that it's really just a matter of throwing a long and loud enough fit. Granted, I…"
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John Muir replied to Ulises Torres's discussion I am responsible for co-sleeping
"My advice would be to not even treat it as a situation. For most of human history, in most places, kids sleep in bed or on the floor with the parents, orin the same room. My father slept in the same bed as his father until my dad was 12, with my…"
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Kit the Odd replied to Sir's discussion Complainy boy
"I've seen some of this with my boys.  One question is whether he is just verbally whining or physically dragging as well. If he is just verbally complaining, then it may be a matter of teaching that there are times when it is appropriate…"
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Mongoose replied to Ulises Torres's discussion I am responsible for co-sleeping
"Working with students for my entire professional career, I can assure you that co-sleeping or even same-room sleeping is not the healthiest setting for the developing child. Sleeping in the same room isn't a terrible thing, but it's not…"
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David F. replied to Ulises Torres's discussion I am responsible for co-sleeping
"While I don't think co-sleeping will give you the rest you need.  I see no problem with sleeping in the same room.  Here is what we did. Our son was in his stroller which had a param setting for the first few weeks.  It let my…"
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