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  • Lakeland, FL
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Insurance rates on teen drivers

Our 17-year-old will be driving his car to school this year, but the insurance seems pretty high. Are there some tips to finding a lower cost? Also, he'll have a part-time job. I think he should help…Continue

Started on Monday

Back-to-school supplies

We just got our school supply list for this year for our three kids. There are two grades between all of them, so hand-me-down school supplies are not going to work this year. The oldest is going…Continue

Started Aug 7

Younger kids earning spending money

Our 16-year-old daughter is making herself pretty good money for babysitting this summer. We have a couple of younger kids who are too young to be hired anywhere but are dying to make money like…Continue

Started Jul 31

Traveling with kids made easier

We will be traveling in the family van with three kids this summer and were wondering if it's a good idea to have them get out and stretch every couple of hours. I know this sounds simple, but one is…Continue

Started Jul 24

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Insurance rates on teen drivers

Our 17-year-old will be driving his car to school this year, but the insurance seems pretty high. Are there some tips to finding a lower cost? Also, he'll have a part-time job. I think he should help to pay for his gas. His dad doesn't care. What do you think?Our daughter's uncle gave her an older car, which we thought was great. But when we went to get insurance on it, it was high even though she had never gotten a speeding ticket or had any accidents on her record. Our agent explained that…See More
Monday
Laura Davis posted a discussion

Back-to-school supplies

We just got our school supply list for this year for our three kids. There are two grades between all of them, so hand-me-down school supplies are not going to work this year. The oldest is going into high school and the prices on some of this stuff is crazy. The youngest goes into fifth grade and the middle will be in seventh. Any tips on saving money in a situation like this?Believe it or not, you can find pretty good prices on back-to-school supplies at your local T.J. Maxx and Marshall's…See More
Aug 7
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Younger kids earning spending money

Our 16-year-old daughter is making herself pretty good money for babysitting this summer. We have a couple of younger kids who are too young to be hired anywhere but are dying to make money like their big sister. Do you have any ideas for things kids aged 9 and 11 can do to make a little spending money?If you are willing to help them with paper routes, they can make pretty good money. That's what we did with our younger daughter while her older sister had a regular part-time job watching a…See More
Jul 31
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Traveling with kids made easier

We will be traveling in the family van with three kids this summer and were wondering if it's a good idea to have them get out and stretch every couple of hours. I know this sounds simple, but one is in a wheelchair but she still likes to get out of the van as often as possible. My husband says every four to five hours is good enough but complains when the kids get restless.We always get a couple of movies for the kids on DVD. For whatever reason, they enjoy watching new movies over and over,…See More
Jul 24
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Middle school girl bullies

My daughter had a very hard school year. There are really mean, rude and crude girls in middle school. We went to the office several times and saw little done to improve the situation. How's the best way to handle my 13-year-old daughter's strange friends and threatening non-friends?Tell your daughter that those girls can only have the power that she and others allow them to have. If they feel that they are intimidating her, they will continue to do so. It sounds like they are either jealous or…See More
Jul 17
Laura Davis posted a discussion

Home party for twins

We have one girl and one boy who are twins. They will be turning five in September and still want to have their birthday parties together. We also enjoy this but the older they get the more the party seems to cost. This year we would like to have a party at home to help save on the cost, especially since they now have school friends that they want to invite. Are there certain party themes that have been a success for a girl and a boy this age and maybe even for a birthday party given for two…See More
Jul 10
Laura Davis posted a discussion

Don't mention it

We're having our first baby in three months. Apparently, the popular thing to do is to ask grandparents what name they would like to be called by the child. In my day, the grandparent just waited to see what the baby came up with, which I really like. My husband's parents came up with some names that I simply dislike. How do I tell them this and should I do it or my husband? Or, should we not even mention it?It seems to me that you are worried about something that is pretty small in the great…See More
Jul 3
Laura Davis posted a discussion

Ta-Ta MIGHT REPLACE TODDLER'S "NO!"

My two-year-old niece constantly says no. Why is this? It doesn't matter what or how we talk to her. I don't have any children but was wondering how can we get her to stop saying it?I had just about given up on getting my son to ever stop saying no. I asked his preschool teacher how she handled it. She said that they had a stuffed bear in one corner of the room and the children learned to talk to the bear when they felt the need to say no. I tried it at home using a stuffed monkey and after a…See More
Jun 26
Laura Davis posted a discussion

Not the normal baby shower gifts

My sister-in-law is having her first baby. It took a while for her to get pregnant. She and my brother have a healthy income and can buy whatever they want for the baby. I'm giving her a baby shower and would like to get a gift that they would appreciate. Could you possibly suggest some gift ideas that might be different from the norm? Also, is it rude for me to serve cocktails even though she cannot drink?Last year I went to a baby shower where cocktails were served and at first I thought it…See More
Jun 19
Laura Davis posted a discussion

No juice before age one

Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued new guidelines for how much juice babies and kids should drink. It's a little confusing. Is it referring to 100% juice or all juice? Are there alternatives? Although there are new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics pertaining to juice intake for children under the age of one, there are certain conditions and situations where our pediatrician still advises us to give our 10-month-old twins diluted juice in small quantities. He…See More
Jun 12
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Jun 6
Laura Davis posted a discussion

Kids at boss' birthday party

We will be having a birthday party for our boss at my house in a couple of months. I want it to be a time where the adults can have fun and relax. It's for this reason that I'm going to hand write on the invitations that it's for grown-ups only. While 90 percent of my co-workers agree, there are still a few that rolled their eyes. Is it acceptable to ask people not to bring kids or is there something wrong with doing so?It's a reasonable request but don't get upset if some people bring their…See More
Jun 5
Laura Davis posted a discussion

How to curtail yelling spouse

My husband yells a lot at the kids. He just can't control his reactions when they do something that irritates him, which seems to be just about anything. Our 10-year-old son is now beginning to yell at his younger sibling and I'm trying to explain to my husband that if he would stop losing his temper over trivial things, our son would ease up as well. How can I do this without making him angry?My mom used to yell at us a lot. In some instances, it got louder than other times, especially if we…See More
May 30
Laura Davis posted a discussion

Handling defiant kindergartner

Our son who is in kindergarten has just begun to be very defiant. His teacher recently took a maternity leave and there's a new one. Is this a part of it? How should we handle it?My husband and I learned the hard way that the more defiant our 6-year-old son became the harder we came down on him just made things worse. The stricter we became the more he acted out and took his time about doing anything we asked him to do. Plus, he didn't do anything like he was supposed to. Everything was done…See More
May 23
Laura Davis posted a discussion

Over-sensitive 20-month-old

Our 20-month-old daughter constantly starts crying over just about anything, but especially if we discipline her. What's the best way to handle this?Our daughter went through this at around 22-months. She kept using the word bite when she became upset. We never found out if a bug, dog or whatever had bitten her, but she became pretty terrified. Finally, when it got way out of hand, our pediatrician suggested we get her a new best stuffed pal. She suggested that we take it everywhere we went…See More
May 15
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How to handle a whopper

Our eight-year-old daughter is constantly lying to us about random topics. Since she is an only child, at first we thought she was making use of her imagination but now it is really becoming a problem. How should we handle this?Our nine-year-old daughter told some whoppers; she felt that she was not as good at art as some of her classmates. When other kids start making wise cracks about another one's abilities, lies seem to be the route to take to help themselves feel better about whatever. It…See More
May 8

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