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I've PC with Antec 902 computer case and the power button is the first visible on-top thing what is pressed accidentally when in slight contact with hands or legs. I know you can configure via software, but then it really depends on the OS installed (if there is any) and it won't help for accidental powering on (especially problematic when sometimes I'm not having any monitor connected to it and suddenly it's on). How would you physically protect power button to avoid accidental power-on/power-off surprises? And at the same time to be usable when really needed as I don't want to disconnect it permanently?

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My son is two and testing his boundaries. In general, I'm comfortable with that and have no problem with him getting frustrated when he's not allowed to do something. Unfortunately, his normal mode of expressing his frustration is running his head into something. When he was younger he used to line up his head very carefully with the tile floor and then drop it as hard as he could. He gave that up after 10 or so times. Since then he tends to find the closest wall and run his head into it. Just one time, then he holds his head and is pathetic for a few seconds until he finds something else to do.

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My son just turned 2, and he started throwing more tantrums on us. He doesn't eat well or drink enough milk ... and he is becoming more adamant and says "No" more often. If we force him to drink milk, he cries, cries, and cries louder. His mom is getting frustrated with his crankiness. She is trying timeouts and sometimes spanking. We don't want to do these things. This is our first child. How do we deal with this phase of tantrums he is going through?

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Does anyone have any tips on how to promote independent play, so our son will learn to (or get used to) play by himself? Our son is quite a demanding child who is constantly asking us to play with him, this didn't used to be a problem because we had time to give to him, or he was at a childminder who could give him attention. However, we have a new addition to the family which means we can't always give him the attention, which often leads to him start nagging and then eventual escalates to tantrums. This has started to get a bit stressful, especially when the newborn is crying.

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When our 6 year old daughter is trying something new and hard (homework, reading a hard word, video games, etc) she can get into a cycle of frustration and anger that ends with her crying in a ball on the floor. It starts with her making a mistake, and me correcting it. Normally she's successfully pushed through several hard points already or is tired going in. I've tried variations on "stop", "no", "wait", "hang on" and "just a second" but they all have the same result: a sharp burst of vocal frustration from her, followed by me realising where this is heading and trying to defuse it.

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(This question has probably been answered already, but I couldn't find it via search, so feel free to mark as duplicate.) WebMD says that Parents have relied on pacifiers for ages to calm crying infants. However, pretty much every time I fly in an airplane, there is one child screaming (and screaming) a few seats away. I've never heard children starting to scream and stopping (or toning it down) after a minute or two, as if the guardian(s) used a pacifier. Do pacifiers not work on planes? Do the parents just not care (hard to believe)? Do they not know about pacifiers?

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Little children (say two/three year olds) frequently have tantrums (I want my ... and I want it NOW!!). Normally, one would let him cry a little, then when he calms down explain why you can't give him what he wants. The issue is that neighbors complain, and put pressure on the parent to "just get that kid to stop crying". The thing is that if the parent gives in, the child realizes that he has "power" over the parent (I scream for 5 minutes, neighbors come, I get what I want), and he's too young to realize how much he's ruining his reputation. What can the parent do short of moving out?

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In Shemot 30:11-16, it says we should give half a shuckle when giving an offering to G-d. The posuk is very clear that we cannot give more or less than exactly one half-shuckle. So why do some people give many full shuckles when they are saying prayers, our modern korbanot? This question is Purim Torah and is not intended to be taken completely seriously. See the Purim Torah policy.

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I have learned, and seen in practice, that we don't invite people to a b'rit milah directly but rather just announce a date and place. The reason, according to this answer citing Rema Yoreh Deah 265:12, is that it would be bad to decline an invitation but if you weren't invited, you can choose to not attend. I understand that b'rit milah is an important mitzvah and worthy of celebration, but why, more specifically, is it bad to decline an invitation to one? We don't seem to have this problem with other s'machot, like weddings. (Or, at least, I couldn't find any "not really an invitation" wordings for weddings via Google.)

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In the Selichot (fifth day of Aseret Yimei Teshuvah, HaPizmon shel Yud Gimel Middot HaRahamim) and in Ne'ila of Yom Kippur, there's the stanza that reads: The concern is the few middle lines: מדת הרחמים עלינו התגלגלי ולפני קונך תחנתנו הפילי ובעד עמך רחמים שאלי Which sounds like we're addressing G-d's mercy as separate from G-d, asking her to beseech G-d on our behalf.

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