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Summer for a 12 and 10 Year Old - Leave Them Home Alone?

J.C. asks from New York

So my friend has 2 kids - a 12 year old girl and a 10 year old boy. As a family, they take two weeks off during the summer. For the other 6 plus weeks, she plan...


How to Prepare Son for New Baby Brother

E.W. asks from New York

Hi mom's. I am due in 3 weeks. My 3.5 yo son, is well aware we are having a baby and all that. But I am not exactly sure what to do or say to him so that he gets a be...


What Chores Do You Expect from Your 10 Year Old and What Discipline Do You Use

G.G. asks from San Antonio

My 10 year old daughter is uncooperative when asked to assist around the house. There is a power struggle and attitude when asked to perform even simple tasks. Then ...


12 Year Old Behavior Problems

M.B. asks from Los Angeles

I am having problems with my 12 year old step son. Last school year he got 3 Fs, 2 Ds and a C. He always lied about having homework. At home, he wont do his chores...


Rules for 13 Year Old

J.H. asks from Dallas

My daughter keeps telling me she doesn't get to do anything a normal 13 year old can do. I would love to know what "normal" 13 year old girls get to do. Some issues...


Would You Let Your 12 Year Old Go to England ?

T.S. asks from Dallas

My father in law and new wife want to take my daughter and wife's 15 year old daughter to England for two weeks. In laws are world travelers and know where they are ...


What Hourly Rate to Pay for 13 Year Old?

J.B. asks from Detroit

My 13 year old daughter gets a $13 per week allowance, which $10 she can spend, $3 she saves. She has to keep her shoes put away, coat hung up kind of stuff to earn h...


Sibling Spacing

S.A. asks from Grand Junction

We have been talking about having another baby but are trying to decide if we should wait until my husband gets out of school. We already have a beautiful active verb...


Art Projects to Do to Introduce a New Sibling's Coming Arrival

V.F. asks from New York

I would like some arts and crafts activities I can do with my 3 yr old grandson to make him aware of his newborn sibling due to arrive soon. Perhaps things I can make...


12 Year-old BOY - Weigt Loss Suggestions

K.T. asks from Chicago

My 12 year-old son has been very conscious about his weight lately. Although he IS on the chubby side, I don’t necessarily see him as OBESE although that's his doc...