Indoor Fun: Tween

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13 Year Old Hermit

My 13 year old son is a hermit. He rarely likes to leave the house. He would much rather stay at home and play video or computer games. We do force him to leave the house at times, but you can tell it just isn't fun for him. If we would let him, he would stay awake all night and sleep all day. He is very intelligent but has no ambition to do anything. We requested that he find something to do this summer so he won't be staying home doing nothing the entire summer. He has not even attempted to do this. We going to have our...

Arts & Crafts

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13 Year Old Daughter's Behavior

Hello, My 13 year old daughter is in the 8th grade and has started hanging around with, in my opinion, a rough bunch of girls. She has a bad attitude about everything, very negative, she tells me that she hates me on a regular basis. She comes home from school, goes to her room and shuts the door. If I let her do that then that's the last time we see her until she gets hungry. She doesn't join the family at all... My husband and I have decided that the less she talks to the people at school the better so we unplugged her internet and...

Board Games

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Board Games- When and What?

When is it a good time to introduce board games and what are some good first games you played as a family? I think it would be really fun to play these with my daughter who is 21 months old. I know the boxes all say 3+, but so many toys that are 3+ she has fun with now.


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Mac or PC

Do you love your computer?? I currently have a Dell laptop and its getting a little tempermental. I am in the market for a new laptop. I am not sure if I should get a Mac or a PC. My husband is a computer nerd and has suggested that I get a mac. I don't do anything crazy on my computer. We have our own business, so I do business plans, financials, email, surf the net. That's about it. Sooo . . .I'd like to hear from you ladies . . .do you love your mac? Your pc?? Thanks!


12 Year Old Boys...

My girlfriend has a 12 year old boy that is truly driving her nuts. I give...

Movies & TV

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Summer for a 12 and 10 Year Old - Leave Them Home Alone?

So my friend has 2 kids - a 12 year old girl and a 10 year old boy. As a family, they take two weeks off during the summer. For the other 6 plus weeks, she plans to leave them home alone while she and her husbad work 9-5 Monday - Friday. There are camps they can send them to that are not expensive (money is not an issue). They will likely go to a one week camp (for sports) for a week or two but that's it. Would you leave you 12 and 10 year old at home for 4+ weeks over the summer? I think they are insane. I think it's insane...


Movies for Kids

I am looking for a really good list of wholesome movies for our family. We...


13 Year Old. Ugh.

13 year old daughter. Need I say more? It's as if an alarm went off in her...

Video Games

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12 Year Old Boys...

My girlfriend has a 12 year old boy that is truly driving her nuts. I give as good of advice as I can, but really I raised girls, Im sure its different. Her son, has started "dating" a 13 year old girl (who mom doesnt like hehe), is pretty disrespectful to his mom, he is spoiled with cash & fancy electronics by his Dad that lives in a different city. He wants to "go out" on dates with the girlfriend, I think in groups it should be ok...? He has no experience using transit alone- I think now is a good time to learn... theres a bunch of stuff...


Wii or No Wii?

We have two boys, ages 8 and almost 12. We have never owned a video gaming...


WII Game System

Just wondering what you other mommas think of a WII game system for my soon...