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Alternatives for good behavior other than candy

When I go to the mall, I take my toddler in his stroller. I see other moms with their kids and constantly hear them bribe them with candy i…

Started by Laura Davis

0 on Friday

Divert focus of nose picker

My three-year-old son is a nose picker. We just can't seem to break him from this habit and it's embarrassing when he does it in public. It…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Mar 17

Put your health first

My daughter-in-law expects me to keep my three grandchildren every Saturday and they go home Sunday around 3 PM. I realize this gives her a…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Mar 10

Get stepdaughter to make friends with family dog

My stepdaughter visits us each weekend and we enjoy her company very much. However, she seems to be quite jealous of our dog. We're not sur…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Mar 6

Buying bunnies as pets for kids

We have been reading that bunnies can make pretty good pets. Our kids have been asking for one for some time now. Since they are still youn…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Feb 24

Potty training twins

We have twins, one girl and one boy, and are attempting potty training. It's been a tough go because the girl seems to wait until her broth…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Feb 20

Medical ID bracelet very important

Our eight-year-old daughter has several allergies that are severe and we list them with the school and teachers but she also participates i…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Feb 13

Valentine's Day and birthdays on same day

We have two kids, a boy age 11 and a girl age 14 that both have birthdays on February 14th. It gets pretty expensive to try to have two bir…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Feb 6

Boys can play with dolls

When my four-year-old plays with her dolls, her six-year-old brother wants to play with them too. I don't have a problem with this but ther…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Jan 24

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 withou…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Jan 16

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