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Home remedies for cough/sore throat

n. z. asks from Los Angeles

My 4 year old is coughing non-stop after catching something from my 7 year old. The doctor prescribed an antibiotic so he's taking that, but that doesn't ease the coughing or the sore throat. He's only 4 so cough medicines are out of the question (per the doctor). He ...

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When to tell kids . . . *ETA

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

I was diagnosed with cancer yesterday. It's treatable - I'll live. As some of you may recall, my husband was diagnosed with cancer last year. He isn't a candidate for treatment at this time, but he is doing well and the cancer is moving slow enough that it isn't an ur...

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Why don’t teenage boys show excitement over anything?

J. F. asks from Milledgeville

I have a 13-yo boy (almost 14) who is sweet, smart, good-natured, well-adjusted....and SUPER low-key to the point where he never seems to get outwardly excited about anything. We’ve been lucky enough to travel to Europe with him multiple times, take him to pro sports e...

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Somewhat ghosted by mom friend but kids still play

G. O. asks from Brooklyn

I’ve been friends with this mom friend for 5yrs and our kids get along very well. I’ve always had an easy-going comfortable relationship with both parents (like when you find your tribe). The kids don’t get together regularly but when they do now, the mom barely ta...

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My 16 year old daughter is sexually active, what should I do?

C. N. asks from Rolesville

I just found out recently that my 16 yr old daughter is sexually active. I’m thankful that she came to me first to tell me about it, however, I think it was because she thought she may be pregnant or have an STD. As soon as she told me, I took her too the doctor, and t...

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Lovebug

by Susan Feigenbaum

This email was sent to the email account I created to collect memories for my 7-yr old daughter.

Dear Evie,

Tonight as I was saying goodnight to you and Lily, Lily asked me how bedbugs get into people’s homes. In an effort to calm this latest, and admittedly most legitimate, of her many bedtime fears, I told her that Uncle Dan’s friend Jeremy is an exterminator and he’s checked our home a few times and she can rest assured that we do not have bedbugs.. and if we did, he’d come right over and kill them…. More

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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