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Playdates that have not gone well

L. J. asks from Rochester

Recently, my 8 year old daughter has had some strange playdates with 2 of her friends. All the girls are close in age, neighbors, and school friends. When I have set up playdates with either of these 2 other girls, both of these mom's have invited over the one child tha...

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Medical advice over the internet

J. S. asks from Saint Louis

We seem to get a lot of medical questions on this site and I am just wondering what everyone else thinks. My personal opinion is that we should always encourage the poster to talk to their doctor, a nurse line, just about anything other than listening to what worked for ...

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Just need a big third trimester hug

R. S. asks from Chicago

This pregnancy has been rough. After I got whooping cough back in December, everything weakened my body...I am picking up every virus. Doesn't help that my kids have been coughing all winter, snot, etc. we are diligent about hygiene...but it hasn't helped. Monday afterno...

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To The Strangers Who Criticize My Parenting

It doesn’t happen often. Thankfully, in fact, it is quite rare.

Nonetheless, every now and then, I’ll be out with my toddlers bouncing, distracting, warning, counting to three, and trying to appear sane; my number one goal is getting from point A to point B with the least amount of failing, zig-zagging, and whining as possible when a stranger pops out nowhere to criticize my parenting…. More