Legal Trouble: Older Child

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How Much Freedom Do I Give My 7 Year Old?

My daughter just turned 7 in June. We live in an apartment with no back yard. I just had a baby in January and me and my partner only have one car to share which usually leaves me and my children sitting in our tiny apartment with nothing to do. there are a few parks close to my house, just across one street that i have been contemplating letting my seven year old walk to by herself as it is difficult for me to take her there with my finicky baby in the stroller. My gut tells me not to as you can never trust your child to be safe without...


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9-Year-old Asking About Sex

My daughter has asked me what the word sex means and what sex is. She is 9. I explained to her that some questions are very difficult to answer and that I would like some time to think about it so I answer it the best way I can. She accepted that but I feel I need to give her an answer soon. Any suggestions? How much should a 9-year-old know? It's obvious someone, probably a kid at school, has used the word or talked about it. Otherwise she wouldn't be asking. I do realize she could have also gotten it from TV. We have already talked about...


The Great TACO Theft

My 6th grade daughter got in trouble at school yesterday. Never in her 7...


Troubled 7 Year Old

Hi everyone, You have all been so wonderful in the past. I thankyou all...