Life & Relationships: Older Child

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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...

Maternity Leave

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Daycare During a Maternity Leave

I have a friend who had a baby a few weeks back. I watch her older child full time while she is at work. She is now home on her maternity leave and has decided to still send the older child to daycare full time. I do not understand why she would not want the older sibling to be home. Dad has also taken off several weeks, so he is home as well. Please help me understand why someone would send their child to daycare,all day five days a week,if they are going to be home. I am not trying to judge her, I just do not understand why she...

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Preparing Dad

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Teaching Our Children How to Prepare for LIFE......

I am a Stay at Home Mom ( SAHM ). When I was little my mother never taught me the things I needed to know to grow up and to be a woman/mom. Like: Cooking, cleaning, dressing nice, doing my hair, wearing make- up, how to work with money, never gave me the talk about the birds and the bees, and on and on and on. I struggled for many years. I have a wonderful mother in law and I would look at her as a motherly example. I never told her this. I learned a lot from her. I am still learning. My husband and I have four kids....

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Sharing the News

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Why Do Peple Wait to Announce Pregnancy?

Responses to my question yesterday and to a similar question today got me thinking... Why do people wait to announce their pregnancy to close friends and family? I know the obvious reason... In case they miscarry. However, the woman earlier today was asking about sharing the news with her husband... Wouldn't you want your husband to know if you were miscarrying? Wouldn't you tell him? I doubt you would keep it a secret forever. I was asking about sharing the news with my family on Father's Day. We are a very close family, and if I were to...

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6 Year Old Allowance

My daughter is almost 6 years old. She has no concept of money. She thinks...

Working while Pregnant

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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...