Toys: Tween

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Toys All Over

If the kids are are toddler, preschool and preschool, do I let it go and have the house overrun with toys? If I put them all downstairs (the toys, not the kids), what was the point of buying the toys? We have hurt feet from stepping on stuff. It's stressful. We can barely walk and have a path anywhere. I just cleaned for an hour, and the child dumped the toy bins all over the floor right away. Wanting to give up cleaning! Even cutting back and having just some out, quickly becomes a mess. Plus, we cannot vacuum.

Activity Centers

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Bed Time for 10 Year Old

I am the mother of 3 healthy, active children. Recently, my husband and I have been in disagreement about what time my oldest (10 years old) should be allowed to stay up at night. I feel 8:45 for the 10 yr old is good since he must be up at 6:45am to get the bus at 7:30 am for school. I am the one who gets the kids ready for bed, reads to them, makes sure teeth are brushed, etc and my husband travels for work often so he is not home. When he is home he is usually watching TV, especially sports in the evening. But, my husband thinks the...

Arts & Crafts

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13 Year Old Daughter's Behavior

Hello, My 13 year old daughter is in the 8th grade and has started hanging around with, in my opinion, a rough bunch of girls. She has a bad attitude about everything, very negative, she tells me that she hates me on a regular basis. She comes home from school, goes to her room and shuts the door. If I let her do that then that's the last time we see her until she gets hungry. She doesn't join the family at all... My husband and I have decided that the less she talks to the people at school the better so we unplugged her internet and...

Bath & Water Toys

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Age Appropriate "Chores" for My 11 Year Old Son

My 11 year old son wants allowance. I would like to make a "chore" list for him. What are appropriate chores for him and what is the going rate per week for allowance? Thanks!!


Bath or Shower

When do you start letting your child take a Shower by themselves? My 9 y/o...


Bath / Shower Time

I have a 5½ year old who refuses to use the shower. We can give him a bath...

Bikes & Scooters

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Riding a Bike W/out Training Wheels

Hi Moms, How many of your 7 year olds are riding a bike without training wheels? my just turned 7 year old daughter is very hesitant to learn to ride a bike. She will ride a little with training wheels but does not want to try without them. It's ok if she isn't that interested in riding a bike but I would like her to at least know how to do it without the training wheels. Should she know by now?


Riding a Bike

I am so beside myself on what it takes to teach a 10 year old how to ride a...


Rules for 13 Year Old

My daughter keeps telling me she doesn't get to do anything a normal 13 year...


Repainting a Scooter

I thinking about getting my 5 yr old boy a 2 wheel scooter like the razor or...

Cars & Trucks

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12 Year Old Boys...

My girlfriend has a 12 year old boy that is truly driving her nuts. I give as good of advice as I can, but really I raised girls, Im sure its different. Her son, has started "dating" a 13 year old girl (who mom doesnt like hehe), is pretty disrespectful to his mom, he is spoiled with cash & fancy electronics by his Dad that lives in a different city. He wants to "go out" on dates with the girlfriend, I think in groups it should be ok...? He has no experience using transit alone- I think now is a good time to learn... theres a bunch of stuff...


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Board Games- When and What?

When is it a good time to introduce board games and what are some good first games you played as a family? I think it would be really fun to play these with my daughter who is 21 months old. I know the boxes all say 3+, but so many toys that are 3+ she has fun with now.