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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

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Am I doing this right? Disciplining Spirited Child

W. W. asks from Los Angeles

My 3 year old is very spirited. She's a happy and sweet little child most of the time but when she doesn't get something that she wants, she'll SCREAM and try to hit. I tell her to go to her room until she's ready to calm down and she will. She'll be in there for a fe...

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Anyone have experience with an Herbst appliance?

A. P. asks from Cresco

My son is 12 and has an overbite in addition to crowded teeth. We have seen 2 orthodontists, one says he can fix it with braces and elastics, the other says an herbst appliance is necessary first. I'm completely clueless so any experience would be greatly appreciated!

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How to deal with moody daughter

C. T. asks from Red River

My tween daughter went from being a happy little girl to being an extremely sensitive and moody tween. It's amazing how much her personality has changed! She's often unhappy about something. She's often mad about something or frustrated. I know it is all the process of g...

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Learning a new langauge - SWH Added

M. 6. asks from Woodbridge

I find that in the morning when I am getting ready for work, I am spending about an hour or so in complete silence. Once in awhile, I will listen to the radio, but generally it is just me in a quiet house from the time I get up until I leave for work. It seems like "wa...

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Supplying your teens with alcohol

M. G. asks from Portland

Hi moms Was at a party the other night and a mom told me that she supplies her teen (16/17) with alcohol when he goes to parties. She gives him a set amount. Is this common in your experience? Thanks

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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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Go Ahead, Embarrass Your Kids and You Just Might Go Viral While Doing It!

by Wendy Gossett

It’s gone viral! People around the world have seen my simple video that portrays an embarrassing mom—me—dancing on the highway, in a blizzard! Because of a 20-car pile-up on Colorado’s I-25 outside of Denver, my two teenagers and I were stuck on the highway for almost five hours. My kids were livid, hungry, and desperately in need of a comfort station…. More

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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...

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Husband done having kids

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

Hello, I have two kids, ages 15 months and 7 years. I’m 42 and my husband is 49. For some crazy reason, despite our ages I really want a third baby (we have frozen embryos that are genetically tested). My husband is DONE. I’m hoping to hear from people who struggle...

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Lack of sexual desire after kids

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

Did anyone experience a lack of sexual attraction to their spouse/partner after having kids? How did you get it back, if you were able to? I have two kids, ages 1 and7, and my attraction to my husband isn’t there like it used to be.

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Question about eye color--please don't judge!

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

I have dark brown eyes and my husband has blue eyes. Both of our boys ended up with blue eyes and people comment on this constantly, saying that since brown is dominant they should have brown eyes. I get weirdly sad that at least one of my kids didn't end up with my eye ...