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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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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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How could I cease procrastination?

C. C. asks from Mount Laurel

When I was about four years old my mother sent me to a private school, and I also loved to play with my friends a lot. I usually get homework to finish in a week, then I finished it. After I finish my work I have to go to bed late. I sometimes rush. After I procrastinate...

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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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How to fire nanny because of language barrier?

C. E. asks from Deerfield

I hired our nanny about 5 months ago and am struggling with how to let her go. She speaks Spanish and very little to no English at all. I knew that she didn’t speak English well when I hired her but she said she was eager to learn and wanted to nanny in an English spea...

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Kitchen remodel derailed by bad appraisal

S. M. asks from Chicago

***ADDITIONAL INFO BELOW*** My husband and I decided to finally remodel our outdated kitchen. Our plan was to do a total kitchen remodel which is very pricey so we applied for a loan. Prior to applying for the loan my sister-in-law (who is a realtor) did a market ana...

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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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Moisturizer or Not for teen acne??

N. R. asks from Chicago

My teenager has mild to moderate acne. Top rated dermatologists had lengthy wait lists so friends recommended we go to our pediatrician. Peds office says they are well-versed dealing with this, as I'm sure they are. But, our doc (after recommending OTC Clearasil and Diff...

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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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Birthday party ideas for my preteen

S. M. asks from Chicago

Hi friends, I’m looking for suggestions for my almost 12 year old son’s upcoming birthday. We have a party planned at our house in a few weeks and I’m struggling trying to think of some sort of activity that would be fun for their age group. The weather is always i...

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Depression screening for tween-teens

J. g. asks from Chicago

I took my 11 year old for her yearly physical and she was given a depression screening. In the paperwork for this doctor's office (we just changed doctors), it says that the depression screening is standard from 11-16. Has your child been given this?

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Cat Hair and legos

J. g. asks from Chicago

I have two kids that love legos, thus I have a few lego work spaces. We also have a cat that climbs on everything. I am not a cat person, and I am struggling with cat hair. Advise on how to remove, tame, and prevent cat hair from being all over the place? In an idea...

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A gift for the postman?

S. M. asks from Chicago

Hello Friends, Do you give Christmas gifts for service workers? Specifically for your mailman? I don’t know ours personally but he’s been delivering on my route for a couple years and seems to work 6 days a week this holiday season. I just thought it would be a nice ...

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