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Should a 5 year old excuse themselves after farting?

My five years old daughter sometime farts silently, and she doesn't excuse herself. Every time I detect such a situation, I remind her that she should try to avoid it and leave the room, going to a ...
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Did I screw up when allowing my 12-year-old to invite only one twin to her party?

My 12-year-old daughter is an only child. A few months ago, she had her first birthday party to which both boys and girls were invited. She chose a neighborhood restaurant to have a small dinner. ...
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How to react to a girl's mum inviting themselves to my daughter's party?

I'm having a 4th birthday party for my daughter, and invited about 8 girls out of 40 or so kids from her Kindergarden class. Today I received a text from a girl's mum, saying that they lost the ...
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Bat mitzvah party invitations

My daughter is having her bat mitzvah party in January. A few other girls have had birthday parties and did not include her. They are now asking her if they are being invited which makes her really ...
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If I bought a present for a child, gave it to the parents and later they have a birthday party, do I get them another gift?

If I bought a present for a child and gave it to the parents before the child's birthday because my family and I were going to be out of town, then later the parents have a birthday party, do I get ...
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Is it acceptable to ask summer camp administration to give other campers' families our contact information?

Our child had to miss the very last week of summer camp due to illness. Unfortunately, that last week was the time period when we planned to have the child ask their newly acquired friends for their ...
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My daughter hurt a little girl's feelings at a birthday party

My social bubbly almost 3-year-old was opening gifts at her party today with friends and family and when I went to give her a present from a new family friend who is 6 and a bit shy, she threw the ...
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What should I get (if anything) for friend's daughter's 1st Birthday party?

First of all, I'm not a parent myself, so I hope I'm not running afoul of any rules or anything. Hopefully I can tap into some of the experience here of those who are. I've not been to any kid ...
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Vacationing with Grandparents

My wife and I sometimes get offers from her parents or mine to take our family on vacation (examples: a cruise, or summer family camp). We have two kids, 10 and 8. The issue is that our parents tend ...
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Should I invite non-parent friends to a 1-year old birthday party?

I know the first birthday is something special for a child, but is not something that a kid will remember, so it's more of a party of the adults in his/her life to celebrate that they made it through ...
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Should I discourage my son from talking so much?

My 5 year old son is very extroverted, and loves to talk to anyone and everyone. Sometimes, this feels problematic. For example, he engages waiters and waitresses in conversation, which frequently ...
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Social media etiquette - adults friending child's friends

We have a 15 year old daughter who just signed up for Facebook. No, I don't plan to friend her, but my wife and I do plan to ask her to see what's going back and forth, from her and her friends. (On ...
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What's the etiquette for birthday invites for younger siblings?

Situation: a child has a friend (their age); and both of them have slightly younger siblings (who are also same age). The siblings aren't really close friends; but we know each other as families and ...
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Teaching the details of etiquette and table manners

There's a range of good behaviors that I classify as "table manners." These range from pretty basic (don't throw food) to general politeness (use your fork and spoon, napkin on lap) to moderately ...