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My 3-Year-old Son Is Out of Control

I never thought I'd be writing about this. I used to see "poorly-behaved children", and I always assumed it was a parenting problem. (I'm sorry, all you parents! I'm getting my payback now!) My son is 3 years and 2 months. He is extremely active and always has been. However he was always pretty well-behaved until about 6 months ago. Now he doesn't listen to anything I say (or anything anyone says). It's as though he has zero self-control and is angry about something (I realize he's only 3, but still). Whether I tell him to do...


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Cork Flooring or Other Suggestions

We just finished a room addition, and we're trying to decide on flooring. The adjoining room has a tan/brown flecked carpet, and the rest of our house has real hardwood floors (a darker oak color - the real deal from when the house was built in 1880). There's no way we can match the hardwood or the carpet (it's discontinued), so we're looking in to other options. My hubby wanted to recarpet the adjoining room and the new room to make it all the same, but I don't want to spend that much money, especially since the carpet is just 2 years old...