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Chores and nagging causing arguments

M. S. asks from Salt Lake City

My 12 year old has guys his head on devices alott and when asked to do chores he sighs or does a sloppy job. My husband is at his wits end with this. He asked for something to be done and he doesn't get done properly or not at all. They are having Alot of arguments and m...

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Should I implement rules at the grandparents when my 4yo has sleepovers?

J. L. asks from Sedalia

My parents live about 30 minutes away and my daughter LOVES to have sleepovers there. I know it is because they allow her to do whatever she pleases, she isn't made to use her manners, nor clean up after herself and can eat whatever whenever etc. My parents are pushovers...

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Help with Site Please

N. K. asks from Orange

I just joined this site and was looking for specific topic areas (teens). Is there a way to join groups within the Q & A area?

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Birthday Party from 1-3pm - When to serve lunch?

W. W. asks from Los Angeles

My daughter's 4 year old bday party is going to be from 1-3pm. All the parties we've ever been to has pizza at the end of the party, not at the beginning, but do I flip flop that in this case? Or do I not serve lunch at all and just do snacks? I feel like the kids wil...

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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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Yes, I am letting my 11-year-old daughter wear makeup to school

by Kristy Pepping of Upparent

Let me rewind and start from the beginning. My daughter is entering sixth grade, and a lot has changed from the second half of fifth grade to today. She used to wear dresses every day to school, and now she is sporting jean shorts and t-shirts. While she still plays with dolls, she is also getting into more junior high-type activities, like bracelet making and texting with her friends…. 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...