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Teenage Son Brief Underwear

J. M. asks from Rancho Palos Verdes

First time poster here. I have been following this blog for years, but never created an account until now. Here is my issue. I have a 15 year old son who recently came home upset and when I asked him what was wrong, he said that the other boys were teasing him about ...

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How do you keep a clean and organized home?

M. P. asks from Broadview Heights

How do you stay clean and organized with 3 kids and a husband? Two of the kids are adults. I had everything organized and clean a year ago and just slacked off because everyone would just through things where they want. Every Closet, cupboards, under beds, basement, ...

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Is my child’s behavior normal?

L. M. asks from Chambersburg

My 14 year old daughter seems to be antisocial. She only leaves the house to go to school and seems to have lost interest in all activities other than watching tv and being on her phone. Whenever I suggest she go somewhere with me she says she doesn’t want to. Whenever...

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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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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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