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Is this excessive helicopter parenting

j. c. asks from Walnut Creek

I have a sweet and kind 7-year-old boy "Adam". He is close friends with another boy from school, "Ben", because we are good friends with Ben's parents--we get together often and go on trips together. I am not around much to supervise play dates since I have a very dema...

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Losing my mind over puppy with worms

J. M. asks from Anaheim

We just got a puppy not knowing she had roundworms. She licked my kids faces on our way home before I knew anything about these parasites. She had 2 accidents on our laminate (poop) which I cleaned promptly but I am reading that no chemicals will kill them. I bought a...

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Microwave or Toaster Oven

A. M. asks from Tampa

Our microwave pooped out. I have 2 teenage kids - so convenience is appreciated. As I was looking at new microwaves, I saw ads for Toaster Ovens. I've never had one. My parents used theirs more than the microwave or oven (but then again its just the 2 of them). So ...

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What Your Child Fears Most When He Comes Out To You

You think you know your child. And suddenly, when he comes out, the news can be such a surprise to you that your brain goes into denial mode. This news goes against the grain of the traditional life you’ve envisioned for your child, even before birth. How dare he interrupt your dream based on cis-gender roles and tell you, the parent, that he knows better about his future! Even if parents suspect their child is LGBTQ, it’s not always a relief to have your suspicions confirmed…. More

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Protect The Girls And Protect Your Family

by Lorin Harrott

I went for coffee with girlfriends recently. I say “girl” friends, but really we are all in our forties, a few years beyond girlhood. We are all moms with daughters that move in the same social environments. These are lovely, well-educated women with ambitious and busy lives. So you can imagine my surprise—or maybe you can’t—when, during a talk about the inequities of the aging process between men and women, I learned that none of these women had ever gone for a mammogram…. More

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Hangry: the New Road Rage

Travel is awesome. Seeing the world and fully engaging with it in meaningful ways can’t be beaten. But, add a little hunger to that mix and together time can quickly turn hangry. How can you avoid this recipe for sullen, short tempered travelers? Stay well fed and hydrated…and get enough rest too…. More

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Husband hates our dog

Z. R. asks from Houston

We are new dog parents, our new dog has only been with us for 11 days. It turns out my husband is now saying he doesn't want a dog and he only agreed because the kids and I wanted one. He complains about everything, if the dog licks him he is grossed out, he won't even p...

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How to deal with a nagging employee?

S. C. asks from Houston

My husband and i opened a small business last year and employed a part time employee who will have to work at the office 2-3 days a week on her own. Considering this we make it u by being very flexible in many aspects. She is well paid and sometimes we give her extra lea...

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Caught my daughter cheating

K. B. asks from Houston

My daughter is in 5th grade. She is really trying to do well in school, so that she can get a phone at the end of the school year. she’s struggles in school because of her ADHD. Last night she had 3 tests to study for & I caught her writing answers on her hand. Right ...

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