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Bored 10-year-old at Home for Summer

W. W. asks from Los Angeles

My 10-year-old has always been at the Y for the summer but this is the first summer that he's going to be home with no planned activities to keep him occupied. I do have him enrolled in summer camps for a couple weeks of the summer but can't afford more than that, so it...

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Can tippytoe walking cause issues?

S. M. asks from Chicago

My 9 year old daughter almost exclusively walks on her tiptoes when she’s barefoot. I don’t think it’s causing a problem now per se but don’t want issues in the future. I will bring it up at her next doctor’s appointment but just thought I’d throw it out here...

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4 year old grandson-asked him if he needed to go potty?

L. K. asks from Oklahoma City

He responded “my mom said you don’t know how to do it”. I said nothing as he was dropped off at our house for only an hour. He just appeared he needed to go. Just thought that was an odd response???? I’m the step grandmother so maybe me never having childre...

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Need information on getting some assistance for daughter with Aspergers

D. B. asks from Fayetteville

My daughter is now 24 and has not been officially diagnosed as having Asperger's, but I now know after all these years and going to all the specialist, starting at birth with obstetrician, then pediatrician who told me my child was deaf,(she wasn't and isn't) she did suf...

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Anyone have experience with boys ( my son just turned 6) who hurt mom?

L. S. asks from Livonia

My son got upset because it was time to put I pad away and go to sleep, and he hit me in the head with it and really hurt me! I have a big red lump on my forehead . He started to cry and said he’s sorry he didn’t mean it. Etc.. but this isn’t the first time he has ...

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How can I get my sister to understand why she needs to wear a jacket?

J. M. asks from New York

Hi peeps, my sister is 6 yrs old and is not prone to wearing a jacket, unless its bitterly cold. But, her teacher asks all the kids to wear a jacket for recess but my sister refuses, even when its cold or raining, so the teacher has asked me to talk to her to get her un...

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A good book for a girl in 4th grade

V. Y. asks from New York

Hi, my little daughter has a reading buddy in the 4th grade whom she adores. She wants to give her a book as a present for the summer. Any recommendations? Thanks.

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Wine recommendation for a gift please

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

Hi all - I have been invited to a high school grad party for the daughter of a fairly new co-worker. The invite states no gifts for the graduate are necessary. However, I'd like to gift a nice bottle of wine to the parents (my co-worker and his wife). As a mom who gra...

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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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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