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Top new questions this week:

Our 19 year old son sleeps all day

My 19 year old step son lives at home, his father doesn't charge him rent or expect him to do much around the house. He doesn't go to college although all of his friends do and he could if he applied ...

teen  
asked by user38202 4 votes
answered by MacItaly 2 votes

Is it possible for children (aged 8-14) to be "ready" for R rated films?

Obligatory: not a parent. I was wandering through Walmart the other day when I came across toys, designed for kids (aged 8-14 is my guess) from the Alien franchise. (Lanard is the company, for those ...

age-appropriate middle-childhood pre-teen toys movies  
asked by GridAlien 1 vote
answered by Kai Qing 5 votes

Activity for engaging two or more children with widely varying ages

Five years may not seem a "wide variation," but one grandchild starts kindergarten next year and the other is in fourth grade. When we're babysitting, I'd like to do something with them that both ...

pre-schooler development  
asked by WGroleau 1 vote
answered by Solar Mike 4 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How can we discipline a strong-willed, misbehaving 5 year-old?

My 5 year old son receives and fears punishment but repeatedly exhibits the same unacceptable behaviors. He's always been strong-willed, and is usually the kind to view a statement like "Don't do ...

behavior discipline  
asked by JaneTaeKwonDo 39 votes
answered by Laurel 31 votes

Should I punish my teenage sister, whom I have full custody of, for lying to me in order to secretly see her boyfriend?

I'm 24 years old and have full custody of my 16-year-old sister. She has been living with me for the last 3 years. I found out today, from her, that she has been lying to me about spending time with a ...

discipline teen lying dating usa  
asked by danninta 141 votes
answered by Michael MacAskill 253 votes

How long can a newborn girl bleed from her vagina?

The bleeding from a newborn girl's vagina is completely normal, it happens due to hormones being absorbed by the baby while still in the womb. How long can this bleeding last? Does it come and go, ...

newborn health  
asked by Dariusz 14 votes
answered by balanced mama 8 votes

My baby fell from the bed. Is there any problem?

My 7 months baby fell from the bed yesterday on her back. I couldn't notice how she fell but we heard a sound and we ran to her only to find here lying on her back crying. The height of the bed is ...

infant  
asked by Namshum 11 votes
answered by sjdaws 28 votes

My 3 year old daughter thinks she is white. Should I tell her she's not?

My daughter is Asian [East Asian]. She goes to a daycare center that has a diverse population. She started to notice that kids have different skin colors, and she is convinced that she is white. ...

toddler usa  
asked by ssquidd 141 votes
answered by anongoodnurse 56 votes

How do we stop our daughter rolling over and waking herself up?

Our 5 month old generally gets her head down somewhere in the early evening. We lie the sleeping lump on the bed face up, and she snoozes. Then she rolls over onto her tummy and wakes up. She's at the ...

infant sleep  
asked by deworde 5 votes
answered by Meg Coates 4 votes

18-month-old kicked out of church nursery

Our 18-month old was kicked out of our church's nursery where we send him during worship services & church classes. He's kicked out unless one of us are in there with him, which makes it difficult ...

toddler behavior discipline safety socialization  
asked by thecoolmacdude 24 votes
answered by anongoodnurse 129 votes
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