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Teen boy haircuts...ugh! Any other haters...

R. .. asks from San Antonio

Am I the only one who hates dragging my son for a haircut? He is 14 and had hair down to his shoulders. He loves it long and covering his neck (some weird middle school "game" involving neck flicking)...but it is very think and heavy. He finally asked to go get a...

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Dating and having kids...

Q. L. asks from West Covina

Curious question after a discussion I had with a girlfriend today- How long did you wait to introduce your boyfriend to your kid(s)?

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Feeling fed up with a friend...advice?

E. S. asks from Beverly Hills

Hi, all! I have a question for you all. I am incredibly fed up with a friend of mine. Let's call her D. We are both in our early 20's. I have been friends with D since high school. We became close in the past 3-3.5 years. We've had our problems like any friends have t...

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Daughter and tampon troubles...advice?

L. K. asks from Franklin Lakes

Hi, all! I posted here yesterday about how my daughter started her period on Monday. It's going well so far, but I have a concern. My girl Claire is joining the track after school club come the beginning of March. She also is big on swimming at the local Y. She came t...

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How do I get my daughter to wear wrist gaurds while rollerblading?

J. P. asks from Hawaiian Gardens

How do I get my 13 year old daughter to wear her wrist guards while rollerblading? I require my daughter to wear wrist guards while rollerblading since I broke my wrist rollerblading last fall. That’s all I require her to wear since she’s been rollerblading for years...

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Dentist really pushing orthodontist appt

M. B. asks from New York

My ten year old goes to a dentist that we really liked. The last two visits, however, they're really pushing us to make an appointment with an orthodontist. I've had braces as a kid, and they were fine, I guess, but I don't want them for my child. Her teeth are healthy a...

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By Letting Him Fail, He Truly Succeeded

by Pri Walker

I let my kid fail.

I’m a horrible parent right? Because who doesn’t want their child to succeed?

This started when my son decided he didn’t want to practice for his new belt test for karate. And with that laziness, had the attitude to match it. It was a rough start to what I hoping to successful school year. I was already defeated…. More

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Our Children Are Not Us

When I started as an undergraduate, I was determined to tackle the field of medicine. After realizing there was little space in my heart for biology, I decided to change my major. Being my bold self, I did not tell my mother until the deed was done. Eventually we got around to having the conversation, and after a bit of reluctance, she grew to accept my choice to go into a field that offered much less money. (Much less.) That was not the story for some classmates. During an activity, a classmate disclosed that he only majored in biology because his father told him he had to. His father was a doctor and wanted him to become one too. Considering my classmate’s love for art, I thought it was the most ridiculous thing I had heard. How could anyone force a child to choose between a passion and a namesake?… More

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Happy New Year, here’s the resolution you never wanted.

by OC Real Mom

The year started off just fine, super fun actually, but then my body decided to give me a resolution I never wanted, another dietary challenge.

If you know anything about me, you know I eat gluten and dairy free. If you are new to my world, I’ve been gluten-free for almost seven years, and dairy free for about one…. More

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can i take legal actions on a credit card i took out for a friend?

L. J. asks from New York

A friend asked me to be her maid of honor, which i accepted. When dress shopping, she was denied for the credit card. As a friend and knowing how special this day would be. I offered my credit and she would pay the monthly bills. She did at the beginning promt every mont...

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How do I accept that my 18 yo daughter is dating a 30 yo man?

R. D. asks from Woodbridge

My 18 yo daughter is a freshman in college across state. A 30 yo man that we only knew of as her friend took her away for an off-the-grid, no cell service camping trip her first weekend in college He lives in our hometown so It was quite opportunistic of him to drive 7 h...

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What is your go to digestive upset remedy?

T. D. asks from New York

Feeling bloated, a wee bit constipated and looking for a natural remedy. What is your go to remedy for when your gut is feeling off and you want to get it back on track? I would also like to drop a few lbs.. But eating healthy and exercise have failed me in the past so...

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Crafty/creative folks - I need help :) **Edit

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

So for the last 11 years, I've been a remote employee. We are moving shortly and I will be working in office starting next month. My husband gets up before me (he currently commutes an hr each way to his job) and makes the coffee and leaves me a decorated post-it note ...

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Shipping something extremely fragile

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

It is time to pass along my grandmother's dowry china to my oldest daughter. The problem is she lives across the country - literally. I can't think of an opportunity for me to drive it to her or for her to drive it to me that would work. Ideas of how to ship it safely...