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8 Year Old Hates Everything

S. asks from Denver

Hello, I hope I can get some great tips for my 8 year old son. He hates everything! He hates it before he tastes or smells it. He will not try anything, when he ...


10 Year Old Defiant Son

J.F. asks from Minneapolis

I am so desperate for any advice from other parents of 10 year old boys. My son is not at all respectful of my discipling him, he doesn't care what I threaten him with...


Do 6 Year Old Boys Generally like Stuffed Animals?

J.S. asks from Los Angeles

My 6 year old still likes them and I'm thinking of getting a small stuffed animal as a party favor instead of goody bags. I know the girls will love them but do 6 yea...


7 Year Old Discipline

J.S. asks from Austin

My 7 year old girl will not do her chores. I have a list of chores on the refrigerator and she knows she is suppose to do those chores everyday, the same time everyda...


What Does Your 9 Year Old Daughter Like/Want, for Christmas?

S.H. asks from Honolulu

Need some ideas. Not that I don't have any... but my kids' Grandma, wants me to 'shop' for her in getting them their Christmas gifts. I know what to get for my son. ...


Moody 8 Year Old

S.M. asks from St. Louis

I have a second grader that has been real emotional and moody. He runs out of the room whenever he gets the least bit aggravated. I notice he loves to act like the vi...


How Much Does Your 8 Year Old Weigh or 9 Year Old Weigh?

D.M. asks from Joplin

just curious mine is 8 will be 9 in july and on the tall side. just curious to others children in what they weigh? just a question. thanks!


Allowance for 7 Year Old--how to Do It?

N.B. asks from Salt Lake City

My 7 year old daughter wants to earn her own money. So, I think it's time to start an allowance, but wasn't sure if it should be tied to things she does to help our f...


9 Year Old Chores

K.H. asks from Minneapolis

Hello, I would like some advice about expectations of cleanliness for a 9 year old boy. My ds is an intelligent, respectful and responsible guy EXCEPT when it comes to...


9 Year Old Daughter Maturing Too Soon

J.C. asks from Dallas

I have a beautiful 9 year old daughter maturing quickly. No, she has not started her period, but she is developing in all the other areas. Her pediatrician says it i...