Events: Older Child

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Moody 8 Year Old

I have a second grader that has been real emotional and moody. He runs out of the room whenever he gets the least bit aggravated. I notice he loves to act like the victom. Does anybody have any advice on how to ride this this normal 8 year old boy behavior?


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Seeking Boys' Birthday Party Ideas for November B-day

I'm planning my two sons' (turning 8 & 6) birthday party mid-November. Does anyone have any ideas that are _not expensive_? We have a very small home so we have to "outsource". We've done Chuck E Cheese (ugh!) and Frying Pan Park in the past. I prefer to find something outdoors but need to take unpredictable, and possibly cold, weather into consideration. Frying Pan was great because we were able to be both indoors and out. Thanks!


My 9 Year Olds B-day

my daughter is turning 10 years old i want to make it extra speical without...

Holiday Visits

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Holiday Visits with Family

I would like to get some advice on what we should do. How do you divide up time between parents and in-laws as far as holiday visits? Ever since my brother got married, he and his wife always go to her family's house first for each holiday and come to our mom's house late in the evening. Then they will only stay for a little while and leave. They spend all day at her family's house. This is beginning to get to my mom and the rest of us as we feel we get the short end. We have learned that this is what is going to happen again this year...


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6 Year Old Daughter Wants to Shave Legs

My 6 year old daughter refuses to wear shorts or dresses without tights or leggings because she said she is embarrassed of her hairy legs. My husband and I have never brought that to her attention, I am wondering if maybe a classmate said something, or she is just noticing , I am not sure. She wants to shave her legs. This weekend the weather was very warm and she cried and cried because she wouldn't wear any shorts with out tights...any advice?


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Wii Games for 6 Year Old

Hello Mamas! My son will be turning 6 years old. We are planning to get him a Wii game for his birthday. Right now all we have is the sports package that came with the Wii. Any suggestions? Would like to find a Wii game that my soon to be 6 year old will like and that is age appropriate. Thanks!