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Daughter and tampon troubles...advice?

L. K. asks from Franklin Lakes

Hi, all! I posted here yesterday about how my daughter started her period on Monday. It's going well so far, but I have a concern. My girl Claire is joining the track after school club come the beginning of March. She also is big on swimming at the local Y. She came t...

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How do I get my daughter to wear wrist gaurds while rollerblading?

J. P. asks from Hawaiian Gardens

How do I get my 13 year old daughter to wear her wrist guards while rollerblading? I require my daughter to wear wrist guards while rollerblading since I broke my wrist rollerblading last fall. That’s all I require her to wear since she’s been rollerblading for years...

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Dentist really pushing orthodontist appt

M. B. asks from New York

My ten year old goes to a dentist that we really liked. The last two visits, however, they're really pushing us to make an appointment with an orthodontist. I've had braces as a kid, and they were fine, I guess, but I don't want them for my child. Her teeth are healthy a...

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Comforting daughter about first period...advice?

L. K. asks from Franklin Lakes

Hi, all! I have always been a lurker on Mamapedia. I decided to make an account to ask this question. I have 3 kids and my question pertains to my oldest daughter. She just turned 12 in December and is in 6th grade. She's an incredibly sweet, kind, loving girl. But so...

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Is mineral oil okay for my two year old

M. M. asks from Saginaw

My daughter was placed on mineral oil 2oz once a day by her doctor due to her having trouble having hard bowl movments. I know i prolly shouldnt be reading things online an im freaking out is this to much is this going to hurt my child?. The doctor had me sign a paper du...

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By Letting Him Fail, He Truly Succeeded

by Pri Walker

I let my kid fail.

I’m a horrible parent right? Because who doesn’t want their child to succeed?

This started when my son decided he didn’t want to practice for his new belt test for karate. And with that laziness, had the attitude to match it. It was a rough start to what I hoping to successful school year. I was already defeated…. More

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Our Children Are Not Us

When I started as an undergraduate, I was determined to tackle the field of medicine. After realizing there was little space in my heart for biology, I decided to change my major. Being my bold self, I did not tell my mother until the deed was done. Eventually we got around to having the conversation, and after a bit of reluctance, she grew to accept my choice to go into a field that offered much less money. (Much less.) That was not the story for some classmates. During an activity, a classmate disclosed that he only majored in biology because his father told him he had to. His father was a doctor and wanted him to become one too. Considering my classmate’s love for art, I thought it was the most ridiculous thing I had heard. How could anyone force a child to choose between a passion and a namesake?… More

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Happy New Year, here’s the resolution you never wanted.

by OC Real Mom

The year started off just fine, super fun actually, but then my body decided to give me a resolution I never wanted, another dietary challenge.

If you know anything about me, you know I eat gluten and dairy free. If you are new to my world, I’ve been gluten-free for almost seven years, and dairy free for about one…. More

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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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Can’t believe parents do this at birthday parties.

M. C. asks from Lombard

I just picked up my daughter who is in 5th grade from a party. I saw tears in her eyes on our way home and she told me all the other girls (6) were invited to sleep over. I was wondering why none of the other parents were coming to pick-up when I was there. I was confus...

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Does anyone have experience with a spinal tap?

D. N. asks from Chicago

My daughter got a spinal tap last month--almost exactly a month ago. She was diagnosed with viral meningitis. She is still recovering with her immune system being a bit weaker. However, she is still having a lot of pain where they did the tap. Has anyone had one? Ho...

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keeping distance when a child might want not too

J. g. asks from Chicago

As some of you have older kids, I'm hoping someone has a polite way to not let a child play with another child. We are going camping with a large group of people, and there is one girl that my 5 year old use to play with. We no longer have a connection to the family ...