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Need advice for my nephew.

D. S. asks from Rutherford

Sorry this is going to be long, but I need to give details so you can fully understand. I own and operate a Montessori preschool and sometimes when things are so close to home it is difficult to see. My nephew was born in July, graduated from my preschool and is struggli...

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Should my child earn a zero when he still had his assignment?

G. C. asks from Wilbraham

My high schooler (9th grade) had an assignment he needed to turn in through the teachers website. The assignment needed to be uploaded through a school platform, but instead he got confused and typed and printed it out. When he went to turn it in, the teacher said he d...

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Vacation after child being sick?

R. W. asks from Flushing

My 10 year old has been sick on and off for the past 3 weeks. Last week her class went on an overnight trip upstate, but she was not able to go due to being sick and running a fever. We told her that we would make it up to her by going away on vacation somewhere during w...

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Sores in throat for a week

L. T. asks from Blue Springs

I started coming down with a cold a week ago and my throat was killing me. Toughed it out for a few days, but finally saw my doctor at 4 days in because the throat pain was so bad. She checked my nose and said sinus infection, looked at my throat and said it didn’t lo...

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Need advice on what to do/say

n. z. asks from Los Angeles

My first grader came home from school yesterday and seemed fine -- her usual happy self. But right before dinner, she randomly mentioned that she wasn't invited to a birthday party that most of the kids she plays with were invited to. She said it in a very matter of fa...

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How did your kid study for the SAT?

J. J. asks from Lancaster

Any suggestions on studying for the SAT? The review courses and tutors are outrageously expensive and I've gotten so-so feedback on them. My dd got a 1050 on the practice SAT which is totally average. The college she wants would probably require a minimum of a 1300.

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Make Sure to Enjoy Your Travels with These Tips

by Sienna Penfold

Traveling is one of the best things you can do in life. It gives you the time to relax, get out of your comfort zone, and meet amazing people. Whenever you have the chance to hit the road, make sure to use the opportunity. But traveling without a plan and directions can be stressful. Luckily, the internet is here to help with some excellent advice on smooth and relaxing trips…. More

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Bullying is Handed Down From One Generation to the Next

by Kristy Pepping of Upparent

Bullying hurts. I was bullied as a child. So was my mom. And now, my daughter is living through her own trial with bullying. No doubt, our family has suffered from these experiences. But, we have also learned a lot. And that is the story I want to share with you now: the story of three strong women whose bullies could not keep them down, and who came out stronger and wiser on the other side…. More

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Top Developmental Benefits to Getting Creative with Kids

In recent years, curriculum in schools across the country (and in other parts of the world) has shifted heavily toward common core subjects of reading and math. There has been a very noticeable trend away from the arts and towards the general subjects, and, as a result, it is actually more important than ever that parents and caregivers try to supplement some of this at home…. More

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For My Mother

I have learned that being a blogger means being authentic. Telling the world your story. A huge part of my story, is my mother.

Let’s go ALL the way back to the beginning. A young, single mother had a baby. There was a time in my life when I didn’t offer that information. I wondered what people would think about my mother or me if they found out that I was an unplanned baby. A baby born at the absolute wrong time to a mother who was still just a girl herself…. 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...