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Setting boundaries with neighbours

K. F. asks from New York

Hi there, Our daughter likes to play with two kids in our neighbourhood and both of them have parents who have very different boundaries than we do. They let their kids do things we wouldn’t. For example, one neighbour has backyard chickens and their daughter plays ...

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Is it normal putting my kid on adhd meds causing problems?

K. M. asks from Barnesville

I put son on adhd meds. Six doctors and the school said he did not have it, but my psychologist friend I go to says he has two forms of adhd and needs a very huge dose of adderal to fix his brain and make him the smartest kid in school and super focused. I got back t...

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Overbearing neighbors and how to deal

M. D. asks from Jamaica

A helpful but pushy teenager is always finding excuses to come to our house almost daily to play with our small children. This has been going on for a long time but no hints are ever taken and despite my best efforts of trying to set boundaries it has yet to happen as th...

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How do I guide my daughter?

C. B. asks from Woodbury

My daughter went to a school football game tonight with friends. All the girls are 12/13 years old and in 8th grade. One of her friends was putting her arm around her alot but She didn’t think much about it. This girl then asked to speak with Her privately; ...

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Your opinion on a child sleeping with a parent and significant other!

L. t. asks from Irvine

I’m curious to see the responses as to who thinks it’s ok or not if a child is co sleeping with your ex and his girlfriend. I am not in agreement and find it highly inappropriate. Everyone I have spoken with finds it inappropriate as well. I feel a child sleeping wit...

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is this behavior common? or is it just my kid?

L. S. asks from Livonia

My son started Kindergarten and although he had two years of preschool, he is having a tough time adjusting. He was in line last week to go outside and hit the student in back of him. He couldn't explain why, and his teacher reported that he had a meltdown cause he could...

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Acupuncture for Kids?

Let me just start by answering my own question…a resounding YES! Acupuncture for children has a long, rich history beginning in China and (insert excited emoji here), it’s gaining popularity in the States!… More

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The Lessons I Learned from Childhood Help Me Promote Civil Rights As an Adult

by Robbin Miller

I recently published my first chapter book for children, A Girl’s Dream to Play Little League Baseball with Boys The themes of my memoir are grit, persistence, and tenacity in achieving your goals despite the boos, jeers, and name calling that can happen to you on your life’s journey. I overcame those obstacles by believing I was doing the right thing in playing little league with boys when it was the first year that girls were legally allowed to play: 1975. I thank my parents and my brother for being my greatest cheerleaders in seeing me cross the sidelines to play little league with boys…. More

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What is ADHD?

“ADHD, the energy to do anything. The focus to accomplish nothing.”

ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a chronic medical condition which often begins in childhood and continues into adulthood. It is thought to affect 3–9% of school-age children and young people and about 2% of adults worldwide…. More

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More advice about rekindling desire after kids

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

You ladies gave me really good advice when I recently posted about having a crush on another man. I don’t think the crush will go anywhere and I’m working through my feelings about it and taking a class from a different instructor. My problem is I still don’t feel ...

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Getting crushes on other men while married

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

I’ve been married for 9 years and have two kids. We’ve had sex maybe 4-5 times in the last year and I half, since my second son was born. I don’t find myself that attracted to my husband anymore. I recently developed a huge crush on the guy who teaches my workout ...

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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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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...