Life & Relationships: Older Child

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9-Year-old Asking About Sex

G.H. asks from Cincinnati

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 ...


7 Year Old Not Adjusting to Baby 6 Months Later...

O.K. asks from Rockford

As my title 7 year old is not adjusting well. At all. First and foremost I would like to say that he is highly intelligent, kind, generous, and loving. Ye...


Good Books About Pregnancy and Birth for a 6 Year Old?

A.L. asks from Seattle

I am expecting my second child and as would be expected my 6 year old has a lot of questions about what is happening. I have no problem giving her age appropriate...


Confused About My Relationship and Newly Pregnant

M.M. asks from New York

I feel ashamed and guilty about the lack of feelings I have for the man that will be the father of my baby. I am only 6 weeks pregnant. Near the time of conception ...


Older Child Present for Labor/delivery...

A.G. asks from Provo

I really hesitate asking this question...because I know some people have very strong opinions on the matter (mine has actually changed somewhat over the years). Anyw...


Allowing 7 Year Old to Join in Birth Experience

C.P. asks from Albany

Hello I am 35 weeks pregnant and my 7 year old keeps telling me that he wants to be at the hospital to witness the birth of his sister. He has been asking for a fe...


Bedwetting with Almost 6 Year Old - HELP!

C.G. asks from San Francisco

Hi mommies - My soon-to-be 6 year old son still wets the bed. He is a very sound sleeper and is hard to wake up. We have tried no drinks past 6, waking him up th...


Appropriate "Facts of Life" Literature for 9 Year Old Girl

T.H. asks from Philadelphia

Ok- My step daughter has been asking me lots of questions about changes in her body, and about having babies, you know the rest. I am not looking for criticisms abo...


Marriage and Sex Life

O.L. asks from Los Angeles

I'm wondering if anyone else (i need a little reassurance) out there has a sex life like ours =) It doesn't bother me consistently, but I just am curious if anyone el...


Moms of Teenagers Who Have a Good Relationship with Their Kids

Y.S. asks from Chicago

I didn't have a good relationship with my parents. They never thought me to be open and honest with them and to come and talk to them about things and I never did. I...