Older Child: Arms Reach

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Would You Allow Your 3 Year Old to Go to the Neighborhood Park with 8 Year Old?

H.M. asks from Denver

I really don't think I'm ready for this but my gf just asked if I'd let her daughter and my daughter (4 and 3 respectively) go to the park today with their brothers (...


Where Did Your Newborn Sleep?

A.P. asks from Janesville-Beloit

I'm feeling very torn. I definitely plan on having my baby (due Oct) in my room for at least a few months, and definitely not in my bed (nothing against cosleeping, ...


6 Year Old Has No Interest in Wiping His Own Butt

J.S. asks from Los Angeles

My son recently turned 6 and he's still not wiping his own butt. His arms don't seem to reach there easily and it just looks messy when he tries. I think he'll do i...


Help!! 11 Month Old Dd Hitting and Tantrums

K.M. asks from Pocatello

My dd who will turn 1 in a couple of weeks has been acting out lately. She has been hitting and throws fits when I am trying to change her diaper or even just hold h...


Hygiene Habits of Tween: Is This Normal?

T.M. asks from Huntsville

My 11yo DD's hygiene as gone from not-so-great to downright terrible. She used to reasonably good at remembering to brush her hair & teeth morning & night, change her...


Toddler Constantly Hurting My 8 Month Old

B.K. asks from Austin

Why is my toddler (boy) CONSTANTLY trying to hurt (or, is hurting) my 8 month old (girl)? I know it could be jealousy, but this is outrageous. My toddler is normall...


I Know I'm Being Silly But... How Do You Deal with Your Guy Being Gone?

R.D. asks from Richmond

I know I'm being a 'girl', but my BF is on vacation until Wednesday evening (if you read one of my previous posts, you know this, LOL)... I can't help but get upset. ...


Help with Our Son's Self Confidence with Swimming

K.G. asks from Washington DC

This is my first question but I have been reading other posts for a few months now and am awed at the wisdom that is available out there! This concerns my son an...


WORLD'S. WORST. MOTHER... I Feel Awful :(...

R.D. asks from Richmond

MY POOR LITTLE MAN!! My son Roman is 19 months old. Last night the girls were in the pool, and I was walking around the outside of the pool about 3 steps behind the b...


Biting 2-Year Old

M.T. asks from Providence

I have a 2 year old toddler, and during the week I watch my friend's 6-year old daughter. My 2-year old has taken to biting and severe hair pulling of the 6-year old....