Accepting a Messier Home: Older Child

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7 Year Old Soon Will Discover No Santa, What to Do About 3 Year Old?

C.F. asks from Indianapolis

My 7 year old has already called me out thinking I am the tooth fairy so I think Santa will be right down the road. I want to preserve Santa, etc...for my 3 year old ...


Setting up a Household Schedule

H.D. asks from Minneapolis

Hi! I'm a new mom to 3 through international adoption. Son is 10, daughter is 8 and youngest daughter is 3. Wonderful beautiful children! We've been home with the...


How Do I Get My 9 Year Old to Take Care of Her Hair?

J.G. asks from Washington DC

I have just dealt with crying hysterics from my 9 (almost 10) year old because she has 2 giant knots in her hair. Her hair is thick and wavy, below her shoulders. S...


6 Year Old Son Has Bad Attitude

A.E. asks from Los Angeles

My 6 year old son just started 1st grade last week. Now I know that it takes time to adjust from being home all summer to getting up early and being in school all da...


6 Year Old Daughter Wants to Wear Her Hair the Way She Wants

M.S. asks from Washington DC

This probably seems trivial but I am looking at the whole picture ahead and want to get some advice now. My daughter has decided she no longer wants to wear headbands...


9-Year-old Won't Clean Her Room for Anything

C.B. asks from Houston

I have 9-year-old twin girls who share a room. The "older" of the two cleans up after herself pretty well, but the "younger" one is a complete slob. She has not bee...


Need Help/advice with a 9 Year Old and Her Messy-ness

H.M. asks from Denver

So my 9 year old daughter shares a room with my younger daughter who is one a half. It seems like no matter what I do my kiddo can;t keep her room clean for more ...


8 Year Old

R.H. asks from Wilmington

I have a few problems....My 8 year old son doesn't mind very well. We have to tell him to do stuff over and over again because he "forgets". When told to clean his ...


Need Help Getting My 6 Year Old to Take Care of Herself and Her Belongings

J.A. asks from Boston

I am having difficulty getting my 6 year old to take care of herself and her belongings. I constantly find her things (shoes, toys, clothes) all over the house and s...


Kids Messy Bedrooms

H.B. asks from Allentown

OK, I am curious how you moms feel about your children's bedrooms. I have two boys, ages 6 and 12, who have bedrooms that look like a tornado went through. You know...