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human body workings and sex - how much should 10 year old know?

M. T. asks from Saint Paul

I have a feeling that I shouldn't be worried or upset, but I am. My son (10 years old) checked out an encyclopedia on human body workings at the library - which I'm sure will include info on anatomy, genitals, and how a baby is made. I have a suspicion that is why he s...

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How can I get my two-year-old to stop hitting??

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

My two-year-old son is highly verbal with lots of energy and is generally a pretty happy kid but we can’t get him to stop hitting and kicking everything and everyone. He hits me, his brother, the furniture, toys, etc. He’s very quick so these hits often catch me off ...

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Is Call of Duty appropriate for a 13 year old?

G. . asks from Springfield

Do any of you own a Call of Duty video game? My 13 year old asked for this for Christmas, and my gut reaction is absolutely not, since it's rated M. I did check Common Sense Media, and most of the "parents" who posted disagreed with the rating. If I'm being unreas...

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Recommendations for an electronic keyboard?

Z. R. asks from Palmerton

My 13 year old is interested in starting piano lessons. I would like to get her an electronic keyboard for Christmas, but I’m looking for something not too expensive As she’s just a beginner. Would a 61 key piano be ok? Are there features or brands you would recommend?

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My divorced father is getting remarried and I am not excited

a. K. asks from Simi Valley

My parents have been divorced for two years and my dad recently told me he is marrying someone 20 years younger than him. He told me this with 2 weeks notice for their wedding, which includes a reception with all my parents old friends. Also he is adamant that I come reg...

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Mamapedia vs Real Life *SWH*

W. W. asks from Los Angeles

Do you feel there is a discrepancy between mamapedia responses and real life experiences? Like, everyone on mamapedia seems to have the right answers but all the moms I know in real life are scrambling and learning on the go. And, sometimes there's a unanimous mamapedi...

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Make Sure to Enjoy Your Travels with These Tips

by Sienna Penfold

Traveling is one of the best things you can do in life. It gives you the time to relax, get out of your comfort zone, and meet amazing people. Whenever you have the chance to hit the road, make sure to use the opportunity. But traveling without a plan and directions can be stressful. Luckily, the internet is here to help with some excellent advice on smooth and relaxing trips…. More

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Bullying is Handed Down From One Generation to the Next

by Kristy Pepping of Upparent

Bullying hurts. I was bullied as a child. So was my mom. And now, my daughter is living through her own trial with bullying. No doubt, our family has suffered from these experiences. But, we have also learned a lot. And that is the story I want to share with you now: the story of three strong women whose bullies could not keep them down, and who came out stronger and wiser on the other side…. More

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Top Developmental Benefits to Getting Creative with Kids

In recent years, curriculum in schools across the country (and in other parts of the world) has shifted heavily toward common core subjects of reading and math. There has been a very noticeable trend away from the arts and towards the general subjects, and, as a result, it is actually more important than ever that parents and caregivers try to supplement some of this at home…. More

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For My Mother

I have learned that being a blogger means being authentic. Telling the world your story. A huge part of my story, is my mother.

Let’s go ALL the way back to the beginning. A young, single mother had a baby. There was a time in my life when I didn’t offer that information. I wondered what people would think about my mother or me if they found out that I was an unplanned baby. A baby born at the absolute wrong time to a mother who was still just a girl herself…. More

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More advice about rekindling desire after kids

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

You ladies gave me really good advice when I recently posted about having a crush on another man. I don’t think the crush will go anywhere and I’m working through my feelings about it and taking a class from a different instructor. My problem is I still don’t feel ...

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Getting crushes on other men while married

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

I’ve been married for 9 years and have two kids. We’ve had sex maybe 4-5 times in the last year and I half, since my second son was born. I don’t find myself that attracted to my husband anymore. I recently developed a huge crush on the guy who teaches my workout ...

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Question about kid hair color

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

Just wondering if anyone had a kid whose hair changed color as they got older, I.e. a blond kid who went dark brown. At what age did this happen? Just curious!

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How should I handle a situation where a married man is giving me gifts?

J. M. asks from Ann Arbor

I'm looking for some friendly and unbiased advice. I have some neighbors who are married that I like a lot, and feel like they are my friends. I'm a divorced female and have lived across the street from them for 6 years. When I'm outside and see the neighbors I visit wit...

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Son says he wishes he were dead

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

My 7-year-old son was being very aggressive towards his baby brother and I yelled at him and told him to go to his room. Later, I noticed that he had written "I wish I were dead" not thinking that I would see it. I told him I was very concerned and he said he feels like ...

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Does weaning affect mood?

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

Has anyone noticed changes in mood (either positive or negative) after weaning? I'm nursing my 15-month-old before bed and in the morning and I'm thinking about weaning, just wondering what to expect.

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Any advice on dealing with the silent treatment from your partner?

L. M. asks from Ypsilanti

Good morning! Has anyone had their spouse of sig other give you the silent treatment after a fight, big or small, and how did you snap them out of it or change the way they handle things? My boyfriend who is 35, goes right into his "cave" anytime he is upset or overw...