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Six year old frequently losing her things

n. z. asks from Los Angeles

My 6 year old (7 next month) who will be entering the first grade in the fall frequently forgets her jacket at school. Last school year, she lost two jackets (even though they had her name on them) and left her jackets at school a number of times overnight or longer, whi...

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Looking for some outside viewpoints on some confusion.

B. F. asks from Bear

Years ago at a holiday gathering my son did something that got a few people's feathers ruffled, and I was standing right with him to be supportive. I was ready to stand up for him, which I did. Well, one of the attendees saw what he did, got upset about it and ultimate...

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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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High conflict divorce: Best parenting plan shared calendars?

M. O. asks from Weston

Hi Moms, I have three children ages 8, 10, and 12. We are going through a divorce and my husband is creating conflict in many areas. I need advice on the best shared calendar to use. I would like to have one that will provide accountability in terms of saving informati...

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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