Pets with Children: First Response

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What Is a Good Pet for 4 Year Old?

J.C. asks from Kansas City

Ok mom's my 4 year old would like a pet, a dog or cat is out of the question what I would like to know is are gerbils, hamsters or guina pigs good pet for a 4 yr old ...


Help! My Dog Bit My Son

C.N. asks from Philadelphia

I considered myself "very meticulous" about watching my son around our dogs. We have 2 dogs - a 3yo black lab and a 2.5 year old lab mix. My son, who is 18 months, ...


NEED ADVICE! Dog Lifting His Leg and Urinating on Things in the House!!

S.R. asks from St. Louis

YUK!!!!!!! Our 100 pound Akita has recently started lifting his leg and urinating on things....including the carpet, an armchair, 2 different couches and even on a st...


My Child Does Not like to Read!!! Help!

T.B. asks from Corpus Christi

I have a 23-month old daughter who does not like to read (storytime with mommy, daddy or whomever). My oldest child, age 8, loves to read and always has since she was...


Child Hitting Herself

J.P. asks from Philadelphia

My daughter is 17 months old and for the past couple weeks when she is told no or becomes furstrated she hits herself in the head. I'm becoming very upset when she d...


Daddy and Toddler Tantrums

C.P. asks from San Antonio

Lately it seems that I am dealing with more than my three year olds tantrums. My husband gets just as wound up about her behavior and is so quick to respond by sendi...


Was Your Child Bitten?

M.R. asks from San Francisco

If your child was bitten at preschool or daycare by another child (about 3 years old), what would your response be? It may or may not be the first time your child was...


Toddler Wakes up Too Early!

L.B. asks from Los Angeles

Hi! We don't know what to do. Our 21 month old daughter keeps waking up earlier and earlier! She now wants to start her day at 4AM, 4:30, if we're lucky. I put he...


Seeking Parenting Advice?

J.D. asks from Seattle

Hi, I have a 27 month old girl who just recently decided she does not want to go to bed. As soon as we lay her down she screams, kicks, jumps and yells and it goes o...


Chemo for Dogs

D.R. asks from New York

Hi moms I really need help on this one. My dog was just diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma which is a cnacer of the blood vessels. I was told it is very invasive an...