Playing with Others: The First Years

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Should My Teenager Date This Boy?

M.G. asks from Toledo

I need some advice about my teenager. Her name is Angela, and she's 17. She really likes this boy Andy, but her father says that she's too young to date him. The o...


What Happened to "Sending Your Kids Outside to Play"-- Vent

B.T. asks from Detroit

I am wondering if I am the ONLY mom-to-be or mom that believes in sending kids outside to play. I mean, I grew up going outside for entertainment, and playing in the...


Kindergarten - September 1 Cutoff Date

A.S. asks from Chicago

I have a 4 year-old girl turning 5 next September 11. According to all the information I have read on line, the cutoff date for CPS is September 1, which means she w...


Need Uplifting Advice for December Due Date

C.B. asks from Seattle

Hi moms, I hoping someone can give me good husband and I tried for quite a few months before conceiving this coming baby (the baby previous was in the fi...


If You Don't Do ______, Then I Am Going Home/not Going to Play with You!

J.A. asks from Spartanburg

I have a boy who will turn 3 next month and a girl who is 4 1/2. They LOVE to play with our 6 1/2 yr old neighbor. (Insert many of the annoying neighbor kid issues y...


Kindergarten Cut-Off Date-Appeal for Early Entry or Not

E.F. asks from Louisville

My 3 1/2 year old son is very bright and loves to learn. His daycare has him in the 2 year old room and plans to move him into the 3 year old room five weeks before h...


5 Year Old Boy Prefers to Play with Girls

C.A. asks from Milwaukee

So, my son recently started kindergarten and he loves it so far. However, I'm afraid he is going to be teased because he prefers to play with the girls. Whenever, I...


Playdates That Have Not Gone Well

L.J. asks from Rochester

Recently, my 8 year old daughter has had some strange playdates with 2 of her friends. All the girls are close in age, neighbors, and school friends. When I have se...


Seeking Fun Holiday Christmas Cookie Recipes

R.V. asks from Phoenix

Hello! This is one of the first years my kids are old enough to help make cookies, does anyone know of any fun recipes online anywhere?


"What Are Your Thoughts on So Many Vaccines Before Age 2"

L.G. asks from Los Angeles

I have been interviewing pediatricians and reading so much about the concerns over the 35 vaccinations a baby receives in its first two years. I'm very worried and c...