Labor & Delivery: Tween

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Bed Time for 10 Year Old

I am the mother of 3 healthy, active children. Recently, my husband and I have been in disagreement about what time my oldest (10 years old) should be allowed to stay up at night. I feel 8:45 for the 10 yr old is good since he must be up at 6:45am to get the bus at 7:30 am for school. I am the one who gets the kids ready for bed, reads to them, makes sure teeth are brushed, etc and my husband travels for work often so he is not home. When he is home he is usually watching TV, especially sports in the evening. But, my husband thinks the...


13 Year Old. Ugh.

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

Home Birth

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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...


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OB-GYN Referral for 14 Year Old

Hi Moms I have a 14 year old daughter who has been having over the top painful periods. Besides being miserable, she is missing several days of school each month. This month the pain has moved around to her back. I think it's time for a visit to an OB-GYN. I don't want this experience to be traumatic for her so I am looking for a gentle, compassionate doctor who will take the time to explain the exam procedures to her. I live in SW Austin but I am willing to travel to outlying areas for a good doctor that will meet her needs.


14 Year Old Teenager

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Need an OB!

I just moved to the Frisco/The Colony/Plano area and am 8 weeks pregnant- I...



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What Hourly Rate to Pay for 13 Year Old?

My 13 year old daughter gets a $13 per week allowance, which $10 she can spend, $3 she saves. She has to keep her shoes put away, coat hung up kind of stuff to earn her allowance. Not that much "extra" work at all. She loves to shop, and wants more money. So I will pay her for extra jobs around the house, like vacuuming, yard work etc. We are trying to come up with a fair hourly rate. I think $4 -5 per hour is fair. What do any of you pay for extra work? What would be a fair rate per hour?

Water Birth

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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...