Learning: Adult Child

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Sleepaway Camp So Young?

ETA: oops, one girl is 7 3/4, not 8 yet... I have an opinion which will be clear but I'm honestly curious if I'm wrong... A few people I know are sending their kids to sleepaway camp starting at ages 8 and 9. One girl is 9 and going to sleepaway camp for seven weeks. Her mom stays home, she's an only child and they have plenty of money. I know this bc I work with the father and he makes same ballpark as I do and it's plenty to support a family of 3 very comfortably. I can't really get an idea why they do this except in their town...


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18 Year Old Daughter

Hi, My 18 year old daughter is sleeping overnight with a boyfriend. I have told her that this is not acceptable to me and that it is definetly not ladylike. She told me she would not do it again. Then she turns around and says shes going for a little whild and I call at 4:45 am and she answers the phone(which she did not do before) sleepy like and tells me she is on her way. I tell her what is the point at this time of the morning and that she should have taken her clothes with her. I told her she could not be a tramp around me and...


Adult Child Issues

Hi Moms, When does an adult child, mine for instance he is 20 become...


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College Savings 101

As my girls get older, I can't help but worry about college expenses for 2 girls. What are your plans for college financing? How many kids do you have? Are you putting $ away monthly? Can I be so bold to ask how much? Taboo topic in person. Anyone seen the documentary, Ivory Tower? Excellent movie on the business on college admissions, student loans and the personal and financial cost of a 4 year degree.

Playing with Others

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How Do I Accept That My 18 Yo Daughter Is Dating a 30 Yo Man?

My 18 yo daughter is a freshman in college across state. A 30 yo man that we only knew of as her friend took her away for an off-the-grid, no cell service camping trip her first weekend in college He lives in our hometown so It was quite opportunistic of him to drive 7 hours to whisk her away from her first college weekend. Since then they are together forever. While my daughter seems happy, he has done nothing to demonstrate to us that he respects her or our values. As they are both adults it’s reasonable that they are sexual. But I’m...


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Bullying in Grade School

My son is in 5th grade. He is quite funny, outgoing, cute, very athletic and tries to be a "good" person. Today he came home and told me that 3 kids had been bullying him on the playground. 2 of the boys were on his b-ball team last year and came to his b-day party even. One of the boys is smaller than mine and the other is bigger, the other boy I don't even know. Today they would do surprise attacks on him by grabbing him by the neck and throwing him down. They would then kick him and hit him and call him the f word. They are all in the...


Skipping a Grade

My son is in second grade, and he is advanced in math and reading at a 5th...