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I am pissed at the school

K. D. asks from Washington

This is mainly a vent post but I am also seeking advice. My daughter is finishing 4th grade and has been teased by nearly every kid at her school. Kids will point to someone else and tell my daughter "he likes you" and the kid pointed at will run away or say "no" or "...

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My daughter is turning 13 in a couple weeks !!

P. S. asks from Ossining

She wants to go to a fun/happening restaurant in the northern NJ or Manhattan area with 6 friends. Without breaking the bank I'm looking for recommendations. I am holding a table at the Sugar Factory but seems like it will cost a fortune. Any other fun places for 12-13 y...

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30th birthday gift ideas?

D. B. asks from Westborough

Our son is turning 30 (gulp!) at the end of June. He's been nagging us to come visit him and his girlfriend in their new-ish apartment (since last fall), so we're ready to make the drive. His girlfriend says that weekend is actually good for them (I was surprised), and I...

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Is it too harsh to make 9 year old stepdaughter buy her own clothes?

j. k. asks from Trimble

She is a tomboy and is rough on her stuff and outgrows her clothes too fast.I am sick of yelling about how dirty her clothes and shoes get after being at school or playing outside.So I made a long list of chores she has to do to get clothes.She can take out the trash loa...

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For dads summer do I supply OTC medications?

D. W. asks from Fort Wayne

Children’s father has verbally admitted to having his own supply of over the counter medication for our son and has a huge supply of clothing for both our son and daughter and just because the guidelines state I have to supply these things—I don’t always get everyt...

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DD got shafted in counsin's wedding after her fiance left DH's business

s. L. asks from Arvada

If you want some background on this whole work situation...it's in a previous question see here https://www.mamapedia.com/questions/10569416839023362049. But basically my DH hired his niece's fiance "Tom" in his small business. "Tom" begged for the job and my husband g...

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Why, When & How to Toilet Train a Toddler

by Joan Lowell

Is toilet training in your near future?

You’ve survived your baby’s infancy. Congratulations! Let’s get onto those exciting toddler years, when kids are so easy to please. (Trust me!). Now let’s talk about toilet training. Spring and summer are a great time to start…. More

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Is Disney Educational? Of Course It Is!

A couple years ago, there was a discussion about taking your child out of school for a trip to a
Disney theme park. Many people—mainly teachers—were complaining that parents take their children out of school as a learning experience, and that it didn’t seem like a valid excuse. Then one mom actually said that Disney was not a learning experience. I have to 110 percent disagree with Disney World not being a learning environment…. More

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Divorced working moms -What do you do when kids are with their father?

M. O. asks from Weston

Hey Mommas, Sadly I'm going through a divorce. (Long 13 year history of emotional/verbal abuse and control so I have come to terms that it's in the best interest of my sanity and for my children). I have three children 12, 10, and 8. I am returning to work full time ...

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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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