Whether its to visit a friend who lives a few streets away, or going to the park by themselves, or going to the local shop, at what age do you allow your kids to go out by themselves? And what rules ...
My 10-year old boy recently told me that he likes the Cinderella fairy tale. Some fairy tales including this one, have several layers of meaning and sometimes they guide people's life decisions. ...
9 year old son brought a toy gun to school – how can we get him to understand this isn't just about bringing a toy to school?
My well behaved, bright, popular, naive 9 year old son brought a plastic toy revolver (the kind with the bright orange barrel to indicate that it's a toy) to school yesterday. He snuck it into his ...
Is John Lennon's song and video "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" suitable for a child? My daughter has almost 9 years. She will understand the message (which I will also explain to her), and it is a very ...
My kids (7&9) are starting to ask for their own cellphone. Right now, they don't need one. When is a good time for a first phone?
I have heard that in some areas it is illegal to leave a child unattended in a car, even for an instant, and possibly even if you are within direct sight of the care. It seems that the laws for this ...
Some people like piercing girls' ears at a very young age so that they "aren't old enough to be afraid of the pain", while others think that the child should have the option to choose to do this, even ...
Possible Duplicate: What constitutes verbal abuse of one's child? I am worried that my constant reminders and punishments are being taken as bullying. I might be over reacting but then ...
My son just started school a few weeks ago. He is 3. We arrived to the country we currently live in about a year and a half ago, when he was starting to speak our mother-tongue. Maybe in part because ...
When did you consider your child(ren) old/mature enough for using public transit? How did you go about making the decision about permitting this type of freedom?
I know that every child is different and each advance at their own age. So the question is not "How old" but what should I be looking for in behaviour, maturity, coordination, and physical control to ...