Social Life: Older Child

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My 7 Year Old Daughter Isn't Interested in Anything!

I have a problem that may not be a problem at all. I can’t get my 7, soon to be 8, year old daughter interested in anything. When she was much younger I signed her up for ballet and dance and she was miserable so we stopped. She was very shy and had trouble in groups. She still is shy but does much better and does make friends. She has an older brother who plays soccer and baseball and will try new things. We encourage our children to do just that - try new things with no expectation that they will be star athletes or star dancers,...

Book Clubs

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Starting a Book Club for Kids

hi! i am interested in starting a book club for kids ages 3-8. i was wondering if anyone had some good advice on how to start one, where a good place to meet for the monthly activity could be, and what great books you have read with your kids. my goal is to have a monthly meeting for the kids to get together and talk about the book or act it out, or come dressed as their favorite character, etc. then the moms could put together a snack that was in keeping with the theme of the story. you get the idea. any thoughts? thanks!


Join Our Book Club!!

Hi Ladies!! Just wanted to invite all Mamasource moms to join our Book Club...

Church Activities

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7 Year Old Daughter

my 7 year old daughter is acting like a teenager. she says we hate her, over...

Dating Scene

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Help-my 8 Year Old Is Very Picky About Her Food.

I have an 8 year old that is very picky about food. She either wants something different from what i've made and if not, she won't eat. I can't get her to eat veggies or healthy food. It all started one day that we were at my in laws house, and she almost vomited, ever since then, she is always saying that if she tries something new she's going to throw up. I've tried telling her to try something first, before saying she doesn't like it, I've tried the mother and daughter cook day, where we make somthing together, i've tried to hide the...


Questions on Dating

If there are any other single moms out there: does dating and having a...


Dating Your Spouse

How often do you guys go on dates? Are the husbands planning or do the...

Games & Cards

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10 Year Old Defiant Son

I am so desperate for any advice from other parents of 10 year old boys. My son is not at all respectful of my discipling him, he doesn't care what I threaten him with. He is afraid if I say I am going to go get dad though. I just don't know what to do to get him to understand that what I say goes. He also says he doesn't care if he fails his classes, although we have treatened punishment and offered incentives to doing well. He will do good one week and the next doesn't care. I guess I would just like to know that there are other moms out...

Girls' Night Out

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9-Year-old Asking About Sex

My daughter has asked me what the word sex means and what sex is. She is 9. I explained to her that some questions are very difficult to answer and that I would like some time to think about it so I answer it the best way I can. She accepted that but I feel I need to give her an answer soon. Any suggestions? How much should a 9-year-old know? It's obvious someone, probably a kid at school, has used the word or talked about it. Otherwise she wouldn't be asking. I do realize she could have also gotten it from TV. We have already talked about...

Moms Groups

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Moody 8 Year Old

I have a second grader that has been real emotional and moody. He runs out...


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Almost 6-Year-old Wants a Nintendo DS or a Wii

My almost 6-year-old has been pleading for a Nintendo DS or the Wii, like all his cousins and some of his friends have. My mother-in-law really wants to get him one for his upcoming birthday, but my husband and I are not sure we want him to have one. We're concerned that even if we restrict his usage of it, it will be addictive and he will be less interested in his usual activities --- reading, art, t-ball, scooter riding, music, imaginative play, etc. He's the usual energetic kind of boy but we love that he has a creative and...


Yoga for Kids???

Has anyone had their kids do a yoga class? What were your reasons for...


9 Year Old Birthday

My oldest daughter is turning 9 on June 10th.I asked want do you want for...