Older Child: The First Years

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7 Year Old Acting up for Babysitters

M.M. asks from Seattle

Help! My 7 year old daughter has been causing trouble for our babysitters, to the point where they don't want to babysit for us anymore. My daughter is very sensiti...


10 Year Old Gets Her period...lost for Words!

B.J. asks from Longview

Hello, My 10 year old niece started her period today. I didnt know what to say to her. Is this normal for her to start this young. I didn't get mine until my 8th g...


6 Year Old STILL Does Not Eat Well.

M.M. asks from Baton Rouge

My 6 year old still does not eat well. I wondered if anyone else had struggled with this. He has never, and I mean never, eaten a fruit or a vegetable. He will eat...


Seeking Mom's of 9 Year Old Boys

M.C. asks from Provo

My son is 9 years old. He is in the third grade. He is extremely smart, this has been proved with tests, not just my mothers bias. He is a really good kid. He wan...


7 Year-old with Digestive problems....could It Be Celiac or Chron's?

S.L. asks from Provo

I am the parent of 3. My oldest, a 7-year-old girl, has had gastrointestinal problems for about 3 years. Lots of pain varying in severity, and hard for her to descr...


Help with 6 Year Old in the AM

T.B. asks from Houston

We need any suggestions to get our 6 year old boy to follow his morning routine. He has ADHD and is on meds for it. He sleeps all night and has no problem getting up....


"Puppy Purchase for 9 Year Old."

T.R. asks from Dallas

Hello all.... I would like some advice on whether or not I should purchase a Puppy for my 9 Year old Daughter? She's going through a very rough period right now. ...


My 7 Year Old Boy Will Not Eat

B.G. asks from Eau Claire

My husband and I are both small, our son has been small since he was born. He weighed 6lbs 4oz now at 7 years old he weighs a whole 40lbs my 3 year old neice is only...


My 7 Year Old Does Not like to Participate in Games She Might Lose.

M.C. asks from Visalia

How can I help my 7 year old daughter be less competitive and just enjoy playing games, without her worrying about winning the competition. If she feels she will not ...


An Unmotivated 6 Year Old!

E.C. asks from Portland

Help! I have a 6 yr. old daughter whose only motivation is TV. We just got her report card (she's in first grade) and basically it says that she takes the easy way ...