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Corner or room better time out

What's the difference between making a child sit in the corner by themselves for a time out and just sending them to their room for a time…

Started by Laura Davis

0 on Monday

Paying aunt to watch kids

My husband's sister has a babysitting business in her house. She is licensed to watch five kids and offers to watch our two kids every othe…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Nov 13

Kids who talk too much

The kids have a cousin we will be seeing frequently during the holidays. This kid has to be the center of attention at every family gatheri…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Nov 4

Young children need good role models

Each time I go to a grocery store, a restaurant, a park, etc., I hear back and forth arguing between children--as young as two to three--an…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Oct 31

Help grandmother with cat odors

Every year we go over to my husband's mom's house for Thanksgiving. The house smells bad because of her three cats and our kids hate going…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Oct 23

Breastfeeding in public

Why do people still gawk at moms who breastfeed in public? My sister breastfeeds her baby and does so whenever or wherever it is necessary.…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Oct 16

Praise toddler for helping with new baby

Is there a way to teach our toddler to be gentler with his two-month-old sister other than getting upset with him? It could be that I am ov…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Oct 9

Older pregnant mom shouldn't be embarrassed

Our kids are in college and I just found out I am pregnant. It's pretty devastating news to all of us. The older kids are embarrassed and m…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Oct 2

Uncle smacking nieces on rear end

My wife's brother is always smacking our two daughters on the rear end. He thinks it's funny. I don't. My wife says he's just joking around…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Sep 25

Resume pointers for teens

Our 17-year-old hopes to do some intern work for her uncle's law firm this fall. She's been helping out on small projects for the last two…

Started by Laura Davis

0 Sep 18

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