Friends: Tween

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11 Year Old Allowance and Chores

I will have an 11 year old daughter in a few days and was wondering what are appropriate chores? She's an only child and a very helpful one at that. She currently helps by folding clothes, sweeping the kitchen/bathroom, feeding the cat/changing litter, cleaning her room and washing dishes (I'm considering taking this back). I know this is a lot of things that she does, but she's not doing these every day. How many chores are too much? Is the appropriate amount? Now my next question... How much allowance should she get? I'm considering if...

Bad influence

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12 Year Old Daughter Swearing

It has come to my attention my 12 year old puberty driven daughter has taken up swearing. I have recently heard her using the "F" word and almost fell over in shock. I was wondering if there are any suggestions that will help get the point across that swearing makes you look stupid and is disrespectful.


Negative Influence

I need serious help! My daughter just turned 6 and is usually well behaved....

Birthday Parties

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Throwing a Birthday Party for a 13 Year Old Girl!?!?

Hello All! My boss just called and he wants me to put together a birthday party for his daughter who is turning 13. He is a single dad, and is at a loss to what she wants. So since i'm a girl, I guess I should know right? WRONG! I wasn't your "typical" 13 year old, that we have nowadays. I read books, did horsebackriding etc. This girl is going to be picked up in a limo with 10 of her friends and taken to a water park. Afterwards, they are coming to the house, that I have to decorate-but not childishly!! I have daughters, but not...

Sleep overs

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My son is 11 and his friends are having a movie sleepover. The movies being played are Die Hard,Aliens, and The Matrix. All the kids are 11. Do you think I should let him go?


Sleepover Nightmare

My daughter Madeline is very much into her aerobics classes that she has...