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Decorating Lockers - Boys

G. . asks from Springfield

My son is starting 6th grade (junior high) next week, and the students are encouraged to come in on Friday to "set up their lockers." My niece (same grade & school) is really excited about decorating her locker and has heard that many students are "going all out." I'...

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Delivery guy opening the front door?

L. B. asks from Olathe

So my son and I were at home this morning. He was in our living room playing with his toys and I had run into my bedroom to quickly change, as we'd just had a potty accident and I'd been hit with some overspray lol Anyway, I was in my bedroom, which is near the back o...

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Halloween Costume Help

L. S. asks from Morrisville

Ds#1 and I have finally come up with our family Halloween costumes! Ds#2 is going to be a shark. Ds#1 is going as a life guard. I am going to be the surfer. The boys costumes I can easily figure out. I’ll probably buy the shark costume. I can make ds#1’s. My prob...

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Potential job question

T. D. asks from New York

So the kinder teacher that my dd had last schoolyear , called me last Tuesday to ask if I would be her semi permanent substitute aid. I said I would love to and let her know I have a degree in early childhood education that I graduated with in 05. She said she was going ...

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The Ultimate List of Things to Do While You're on Bedrest

I’m currently on pregnancy bedrest (for the second time) due to preterm labor and a handful of other issues. Bedrest is one of those things that has been around virtually forever but hasn’t been proven to be particularly effective, not to mention it comes with its own set of risks. For those reasons, it’s prescribed only when all other options have been exhausted, and there just isn’t anything else to do. While the idea of lounging around for weeks or even months at a time might sound like a luxurious vacation to some, believe me, it gets old fast. I’ve always thrived the most when I keep busy, and I love to be out exploring the city versus being cooped up indoors, so if I don’t have some sort of a plan my mental state starts to suffer pretty quickly. That’s where this list comes in, I began to compile it during my first pregnancy and wrote everything out in earnest as soon as I found out I would be prescribed bed rest again. Hopefully, if you find yourself in a similar situation it can be of some help to you, I’ve tried to include as many resources as possible along with the suggestions, so you’ve been warned, I’m not joking when I call it the “ultimate” list, it’s long. I’ve tried to break it up into sections to make it easy to jump around and find what appeals to you, and you can always bookmark it and come back to it later…. More


What to do from here? **SWH Added**

S. C. asks from Hull

Hello! I was curious to get the take of some others on a situation we're dealing with at the moment. I have two kids (ages 6 and 11) and we have friends nearby who we are great friends with. We have vacationed with them, see them maybe 2-3 times per week and typically...

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Home Educating While Abroad: A Beginner’s Guide

Homeschooling your children can be a daunting task, but doing it while traveling abroad? That can be downright scary at first thought. There is, of course, a lot to consider. You may want your children to have an immersive educational experience. Or, you may want to focus on art and music in Spain. Two months later, when you’re in Greece, you may want to them to learn about science. You might favor a schedule that balances out the curriculum in a more traditional way such as focusing a little on each subject per day. Whichever way you choose to create your homeschooling environment, here is a starter guide to help you navigate the waters…. More


How to Pack Up Your Life and Hit the Road

The decision to live a nomadic life comes with the choice of what to do with all your stuff. It generally comes down to two options: get rid of everything, or downsize and rent out your home. Over the years we have tried both, as well as a third. Just keep some stuff. Below I will outline the method we used for each…and the outcomes…. More


What Your Child Fears Most When He Comes Out To You

You think you know your child. And suddenly, when he comes out, the news can be such a surprise to you that your brain goes into denial mode. This news goes against the grain of the traditional life you’ve envisioned for your child, even before birth. How dare he interrupt your dream based on cis-gender roles and tell you, the parent, that he knows better about his future! Even if parents suspect their child is LGBTQ, it’s not always a relief to have your suspicions confirmed…. More


Fatty Deposit on Toddler's Forehead

J. R. asks from Cambridge

My son is 2.5 years old. He bumped his head at his grandparent's house when he was about 1. He needed stitches; it was a very deep wound. I've noticed a lump when he raises his eyebrows that seems to be getting bigger. It has been well over a year now, so I am confused. ...

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Alternatives to a barium swallow study?

J. K. asks from Boston

My daughter is 6 and yesterday had her 7th barium swallow study at a local children's hospital. She has issues with aspiration and while we were lucky enough to avoid a g tube, her diet is pretty much completely compromised of pediasure. We had 6 previous swallow studies...

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Lower incisor extraction??

M. E. asks from Watertown

Hi, My 12-year-old son will be getting braces soon. His original dentist/orthodontist had suggested that he get four molars removed before braces due to extreme overcrowding. We decided to take him to our local university dental school to save money ($2,000), and his st...

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