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[-] [email protected] 103 points 1 month ago

Before I wanted them to have a phone, I got a second d phone. It was my phone, not my kids phone. I would let my child take it when they went for a ride, or stayed over with a friend, or whatever. But it was my phone. If I had to take it off them, I wasn’t taking their phone, I was taking my phone. The difference is important. It also gave them a chance to learn appropriate use, and normalised me being in control of it. By age 10-11 the phone was basically theirs, in their hands, but the control is still mine. So my advice is don’t give the phone to your child, especially it as a present. It’s more difficult to take something of theirs away, but if they borrow something of yours, it’s much easier.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

If only we had the technology to predict solar eclipses!

[-] [email protected] 30 points 1 month ago

It’s not how YOU play chess. 😂

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago

I’m sort of in the same boat, except I’ve been diagnosed recently. I’m now on tablets, but am not sure that I want to be, and am trying to gauge whether they’re worth the side-effects. Too early to tell yet. My diagnosing doctor was pretty adamant that while non-pharmaceutical treatments exist, they’re an order of magnitude less effective than medication.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago

My solution to that is to write it down on my phone! So I get my phone out, fight with the unlock system to recognise me, go to the app, and completely forget what I was going to write down. Voice control helps a bit, create note blah blah blah avoids the delay and the forgetting, usually.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 3 months ago

Just wait till I tell you about plastic recycling!

[-] [email protected] 1 points 3 months ago

A lot of learned coping skills. Always put your wallet and keys in the same spot. Use timers, alarms, calendars and to-do lists. Write everything somewhere. Make this as simple as possible, otherwise I can't find what I wrote when I need it. Make your environment as appropriate as possible to the task you're doing. For me, this usually involves going somewhere else, because otherwise dealing with the chronic mess becomes the distraction by itself!

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

I always sit on one foot. It’s either that or the incessant jiggling starts.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

In very small, discrete chunks. This question, that sentence, one piece at a time. Which is how I handle my own homework (I’m a teacher, so I have marking at home). If things go really well, we can get into the flow of it, and get a decent chunk done, but the deal has to be just this one little bit. Anything more is a bonus that you can heap praise upon.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 months ago

Lignin is a major protein in wood, so LignoSat or LignaSat would make sense. LigmaSat loses that relationship with wood. I think LignoSat is probably correct.


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