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Independence Day

G.H. asks from Chicago

Happy American Independence Day. I asked my 12 yr old niece what Independence Day meant & she had no idea besides 'independence' & get togethers & fireworks at nigh...


Biking Independence

C.L. asks from Minneapolis

I know it probably depends somewhat on the individual child, but at what age is it appropriate to give kids greater independence riding their bikes on busy roads, etc...


How Do I Teach Independence?

A.G. asks from Spartanburg

Hi ladies! I need to know how to teach my almost 4 year old to be independent when doing class work. For example, when we try to get him to write his name he says "...


Is It Independence or Defiance?

M.T. asks from San Francisco

Hi mamas...Ok, I have tried to write this post a number of times but I have so much to get out I don't know where to begin (sorry...and thank you in advance for readi...



S.M. asks from Phoenix

My 6yr. old is currently in kinder. and is not an early morning riser. I have to get her going in the morning and help her get ready so that she's on time for school...


Independence Center Play Area?

E.S. asks from Kansas City

Independence Center is a pretty good hike for us, but I'm willing to drive for something new to do. What can anyone tell me about the play area for kids? I've been ...


5 Year Old Independence??

B.S. asks from Saginaw

How common or uncommon is it for a five year old not to want to express independence. My five year old shows independence only when its convenient for her, she can/w...


Looking for a Good Pediatrician in the Independence KY Area.

C.N. asks from Cincinnati

I have a pediatrician in Fort Thomas but the drive from Independence is a hassle. I'm looking for a good pediatrician in around Independence or even Florence area. I ...


Childhood Independence

C.M. asks from Gainesville

At what age should kids start to do things for themselves? I spent Thanksgiving with my overly helpful family, and they all (my mother and Grandparents) seem to think...


Fostering Independence

N.S. asks from Chicago

How old should children be before they can accomplish tasks with minimal supervision? My almost 9-year old stepdaughter won't do anything unless I'm standing over ...