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Libraries Need Love, Too!

In this day and age of computers, electronic teaching toys, and educational DVDs, public libraries may seem too old-fashioned to be of use to parents of younger children. (Or even older children, as they no longer have to go to the library to do research.) I think that is far from the truth!… More

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Am I doing this right? Disciplining Spirited Child

W. W. asks from Los Angeles

My 3 year old is very spirited. She's a happy and sweet little child most of the time but when she doesn't get something that she wants, she'll SCREAM and try to hit. I tell her to go to her room until she's ready to calm down and she will. She'll be in there for a fe...

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Anyone have experience with an Herbst appliance?

A. P. asks from Cresco

My son is 12 and has an overbite in addition to crowded teeth. We have seen 2 orthodontists, one says he can fix it with braces and elastics, the other says an herbst appliance is necessary first. I'm completely clueless so any experience would be greatly appreciated!

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How to deal with moody daughter

C. T. asks from Red River

My tween daughter went from being a happy little girl to being an extremely sensitive and moody tween. It's amazing how much her personality has changed! She's often unhappy about something. She's often mad about something or frustrated. I know it is all the process of g...

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Learning a new langauge - SWH Added

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

I find that in the morning when I am getting ready for work, I am spending about an hour or so in complete silence. Once in awhile, I will listen to the radio, but generally it is just me in a quiet house from the time I get up until I leave for work. It seems like "wa...

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Supplying your teens with alcohol

M. G. asks from Portland

Hi moms Was at a party the other night and a mom told me that she supplies her teen (16/17) with alcohol when he goes to parties. She gives him a set amount. Is this common in your experience? Thanks

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Birthday party ideas for my preteen

S. M. asks from Chicago

Hi friends, I’m looking for suggestions for my almost 12 year old son’s upcoming birthday. We have a party planned at our house in a few weeks and I’m struggling trying to think of some sort of activity that would be fun for their age group. The weather is always i...

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Depression screening for tween-teens

J. g. asks from Chicago

I took my 11 year old for her yearly physical and she was given a depression screening. In the paperwork for this doctor's office (we just changed doctors), it says that the depression screening is standard from 11-16. Has your child been given this?

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Go Ahead, Embarrass Your Kids and You Just Might Go Viral While Doing It!

by Wendy Gossett

It’s gone viral! People around the world have seen my simple video that portrays an embarrassing mom—me—dancing on the highway, in a blizzard! Because of a 20-car pile-up on Colorado’s I-25 outside of Denver, my two teenagers and I were stuck on the highway for almost five hours. My kids were livid, hungry, and desperately in need of a comfort station…. 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...