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Teenage Son Brief Underwear

J. M. asks from Rancho Palos Verdes

First time poster here. I have been following this blog for years, but never created an account until now. Here is my issue. I have a 15 year old son who recently came home upset and when I asked him what was wrong, he said that the other boys were teasing him about ...

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How do you keep a clean and organized home?

M. P. asks from Broadview Heights

How do you stay clean and organized with 3 kids and a husband? Two of the kids are adults. I had everything organized and clean a year ago and just slacked off because everyone would just through things where they want. Every Closet, cupboards, under beds, basement, ...

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Is my child’s behavior normal?

L. M. asks from Chambersburg

My 14 year old daughter seems to be antisocial. She only leaves the house to go to school and seems to have lost interest in all activities other than watching tv and being on her phone. Whenever I suggest she go somewhere with me she says she doesn’t want to. Whenever...

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I am pissed at the school

K. D. asks from Washington

This is mainly a vent post but I am also seeking advice. My daughter is finishing 4th grade and has been teased by nearly every kid at her school. Kids will point to someone else and tell my daughter "he likes you" and the kid pointed at will run away or say "no" or "...

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My daughter is turning 13 in a couple weeks !!

P. S. asks from Ossining

She wants to go to a fun/happening restaurant in the northern NJ or Manhattan area with 6 friends. Without breaking the bank I'm looking for recommendations. I am holding a table at the Sugar Factory but seems like it will cost a fortune. Any other fun places for 12-13 y...

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30th birthday gift ideas? SWH added

D. B. asks from Westborough

Our son is turning 30 (gulp!) at the end of June. He's been nagging us to come visit him and his girlfriend in their new-ish apartment (since last fall), so we're ready to make the drive. His girlfriend says that weekend is actually good for them (I was surprised), and I...

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Why, When & How to Toilet Train a Toddler

by Joan Lowell

Is toilet training in your near future?

You’ve survived your baby’s infancy. Congratulations! Let’s get onto those exciting toddler years, when kids are so easy to please. (Trust me!). Now let’s talk about toilet training. Spring and summer are a great time to start…. More

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Is Disney Educational? Of Course It Is!

A couple years ago, there was a discussion about taking your child out of school for a trip to a
Disney theme park. Many people—mainly teachers—were complaining that parents take their children out of school as a learning experience, and that it didn’t seem like a valid excuse. Then one mom actually said that Disney was not a learning experience. I have to 110 percent disagree with Disney World not being a learning environment…. More

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Question about kid hair color

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

Just wondering if anyone had a kid whose hair changed color as they got older, I.e. a blond kid who went dark brown. At what age did this happen? Just curious!

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Libraries Need Love, Too!

In this day and age of computers, electronic teaching toys, and educational DVDs, public libraries may seem too old-fashioned to be of use to parents of younger children. (Or even older children, as they no longer have to go to the library to do research.) I think that is far from the truth!… More

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How should I handle a situation where a married man is giving me gifts?

J. M. asks from Ann Arbor

I'm looking for some friendly and unbiased advice. I have some neighbors who are married that I like a lot, and feel like they are my friends. I'm a divorced female and have lived across the street from them for 6 years. When I'm outside and see the neighbors I visit wit...

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Son says he wishes he were dead

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

My 7-year-old son was being very aggressive towards his baby brother and I yelled at him and told him to go to his room. Later, I noticed that he had written "I wish I were dead" not thinking that I would see it. I told him I was very concerned and he said he feels like ...

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Does weaning affect mood?

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

Has anyone noticed changes in mood (either positive or negative) after weaning? I'm nursing my 15-month-old before bed and in the morning and I'm thinking about weaning, just wondering what to expect.

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Any advice on dealing with the silent treatment from your partner?

L. M. asks from Ypsilanti

Good morning! Has anyone had their spouse of sig other give you the silent treatment after a fight, big or small, and how did you snap them out of it or change the way they handle things? My boyfriend who is 35, goes right into his "cave" anytime he is upset or overw...

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Husband done having kids

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

Hello, I have two kids, ages 15 months and 7 years. I’m 42 and my husband is 49. For some crazy reason, despite our ages I really want a third baby (we have frozen embryos that are genetically tested). My husband is DONE. I’m hoping to hear from people who struggle...

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Lack of sexual desire after kids

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

Did anyone experience a lack of sexual attraction to their spouse/partner after having kids? How did you get it back, if you were able to? I have two kids, ages 1 and7, and my attraction to my husband isn’t there like it used to be.