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Lindsay Boyles is now a member of Polk Moms
Laura Davis posted a discussion

Know it all teens

My 14-year-old twins, one girl and one boy, think they know everything. It's impossible to try to talk to them about almost anything without them rolling their eyes and saying that they already know about whatever it is I'm trying to explain. It's one thing for them to do this to me but they are now doing it to their grandparents and I don't like it one bit. How do parents get through to their teens and put an end to this mess once and for all?If you will think back, you will probably remember…See More
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Laura Davis posted a discussion

Teach kids to do their own laundry

We have four kids and it's a battle everyday for them to pick up dirty clothes off of their bedroom floor. They are old enough to do this one thing but for some reason, we can't get through to them.We had the same problem with two of our kids, even after we made it perfectly clear that if their clothes were not in the laundry basket, they were not going to be washed. The third, a boy, did not care if his clothes were dirty and wrinkled. Finally, I bought each one of them their own personal…See More
Jan 3
Laura Davis posted a discussion

Show and tell older kids

We have five girls and one son. Our son is the baby of the family and is now one. However, our daughters do everything for him. We are afraid that he will not learn anything on his own as well as become really spoiled. How can we get these little girls to understand that while their love is appreciated, they have to let their little brother do some things by himself without making them upset?My husband and I talked about this question, since we also have five daughters and one son. We allowed…See More
Dec 27, 2016
18watt_fan posted a discussion

Mumps outbreaks nationwide are almost all fully-vaccinated victims

.I'm sure many of you have seen headlines in the news about all the mumps outbreaks allover the United States. The overwhelming majority of cases are fully vaccinated, in caseanyone was curious.Various mumps vaccine fail (be sure to expand list)All 40 Harvard cases fully vaccinated for mumps:"Last month, the public health department in Cambridge, where Harvard is located, said all students affected had been immunized against mumps before they contracted it."…See More
Dec 21, 2016
Juli Reublin is now a member of Polk Moms
Dec 15, 2016




Know it all teens

Started by Laura Davis in Parenting Column by Jodie Lynn on Monday.

Show and tell older kids

Started by Laura Davis in Parenting Column by Jodie Lynn Dec 27, 2016.

Texting or sending thank you note

Started by Laura Davis in Parenting Column by Jodie Lynn Nov 7, 2016.

Mom time is important

Started by Laura Davis in Parenting Column by Jodie Lynn Oct 17, 2016.


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