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What prize should my friend keep his eye on?

If your parents divorced when you were a kid, how do you now wish they'd handled it? [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on Aug 12, 2008 - 25 answers

What's a gifter to do with unwanted gifts?

My wife's battled depression for a while, and though she rallied and had a decent few months, she plunged back into the depths of it for the few weeks around her recent birthday (which seems to happen every year, but this year was the worst yet). She had us cancel any birthday plans, cake, etc -- didn't even want anybody to say "happy birthday". After asking a few times and receiving this same answer, I went along with it; it was her birthday, after all. Her mood has lifted since then, but she still doesn't want her presents -- says to return everything, and shuts down when I bring up the subject. Fine, I can return them, except for one, a custom order meant as a present from our four-year-old (call her "Olivia"): a set of coasters printed with Olivia's scanned artwork. What do I do with them? [more inside]
posted by UtterlyDrained on Aug 11, 2008 - 65 answers

Can a small child have cataplexy without narcolepsy?

Is it possible for a small child to have cataplexy without narcolepsy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 7, 2008 - 6 answers

Recommend some non-white kids' books

Can you recommend some children's picture books that don't just feature white faces? [more inside]
posted by featherboa on Aug 7, 2008 - 39 answers

Do I intervene with the bullies?

My son may be gay. I don't think he even knows yet. He is 15 this month-entering high school. He is ADHD, funny, cute, great with kids, thoughtful, and very loud and effeminate. He's jumped into the theater/choir crowd at school (Big group- I LOVE these kids and their families!). My question is- Can or should a mom get involved with the bullying that goes on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 3, 2008 - 41 answers

Maybe Hannah Montana?

How do you keep kids interested in a music class? [more inside]
posted by Weebot on Jul 31, 2008 - 16 answers

How can I help my (nearly) seven year old son "get" maths?

How can I help my 6 1/2 year old son to *get* maths? It hasn't clicked with him at all and I find myself getting frustrated with having to repeat really basic stuff when helping him with his homework. I'm not a maths genius myself and I really don't want to put him off by getting cranky because he's just not getting it. How do I help him get it? [more inside]
posted by h00py on Jul 30, 2008 - 35 answers

Children's Blood-Letting Game?

A friend of mine is completely convinced that there used to be a children's game which actually pricked a child's finger and drew blood. [more inside]
posted by thegreatfleecircus on Jul 28, 2008 - 19 answers

Where do you put money for baby?

So, we just had a baby and grandmothers keep coming up to us and handing us checks for $50 and saying "This is so you can buy a savings bond for the baby." However, I would like to hear about alternative saving/investing ideas for my daughter. [more inside]
posted by ND¢ on Jul 28, 2008 - 18 answers

Just like dooce.com, but with autism?

Which irreverent, funny parenting blogs have extra added autism? [more inside]
posted by pootler on Jul 23, 2008 - 13 answers

How did having a baby change your life?

How did having a baby change your life? I'm intentionally leaving the question as broad as it is and would love to hear your answers, mothers and fathers; but especially in regard to how it may have changed you, as a person. My wife is expecting in 5 weeks, I feel both tremendous excitement, but also a slight anxiety as I know my life will never be the same.
posted by razzman on Jul 22, 2008 - 33 answers

Mummy doesn't love Daddy

It's over. Is it possible to be dumped, have your child taken away and avoid descending into acrimony and bitterness? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2008 - 23 answers

Stories about WWI/WWII home fronts

Please recommend me some great books about the home front during WWI or WWII. [more inside]
posted by booksandlibretti on Jul 21, 2008 - 26 answers

Where to feed and entertain children in Toronto

Where do two foodies take a family with children in Toronto? And once we've eaten, what are the must see places for boys, 6 and 8? [more inside]
posted by gesamtkunstwerk on Jul 19, 2008 - 8 answers

Recommendations for European holidays with a 19month old in tow?

Recommendations for European holidays with a 19month old in tow? [more inside]
posted by blacksky on Jul 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me find the (possibly Italian) origins of a story I was told in my childhood about a little boy who carried goods from his mother's to his grandmother's home and vice versa.

I'm looking for a story (or folk tale) my grandfather used to tell me as a child. His parents came to the US from Italy when they were in their 20's, and had him shortly thereafter. So the story may have originated in Italy. [more inside]
posted by dm_nyc on Jul 15, 2008 - 10 answers

Toxins: fear vs. research

Help me find a research-based list of substances and /or ingredients that are or could be harmful to children in amounts normally found in households. [more inside]
posted by paselkin on Jul 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Cut That Out Sonny or I'll Make You Walk the Plank

Novel Research Filter III: What's it like to travel long distance on a yacht with kids? [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Jun 27, 2008 - 7 answers

Dealing with the loss of a child

Do you have any advice for helping a family deal with the death of an infant, with the added fuck you from god that the mother can't have another child? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 26, 2008 - 23 answers

Help me support my friend during a scary time

My good friend's young son will be having heart surgery in a few weeks. It's expected to go well, but it's still terrifying for everyone. I want to do something for her to let her know I care, but I'm coming up blank. She and her husband have plenty of family in the area so I'm sure they'll be handling meals, etc. The children's hospital is nearby so they won't be staying in a hotel or anything. Have any of you been through something like this? What helped you out during hours in the waiting room? (The irony is, I have young sons myself so I should be able to put myself in her place, but the whole idea of being in her place scares me so much I can hardly think about it.)
posted by _Mona_ on Jun 26, 2008 - 6 answers

Baby Boy goodness?

Flip this question: What is great about parenting a boy? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jun 23, 2008 - 41 answers

ADHD Meds for a Child

Choosing between ADHD meds for a child. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 19, 2008 - 24 answers

Frankenstein says it'll be okay

Should I have said something to the kid waiting for the MRI at the hospital? [more inside]
posted by Atom12 on Jun 14, 2008 - 20 answers

the drugs don't work

What can we do? Kid's parents are divorced and his mom wants him to be on drugs for ADHD/bipolar disorder, but his dad is vehemently against it. He's 7. [more inside]
posted by thisisfake on Jun 10, 2008 - 33 answers

How do I get the most out of an IEP meeting?

What should I look for in the IEP and what should I ask the child study team during the IEP meeting? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 5, 2008 - 15 answers

Is tv really and truly bad for toddlers or am I believing the hype?

Where are all the research papers that say television for children under two is bad? [more inside]
posted by taff on Jun 3, 2008 - 22 answers

Project ideas for a nine year old boy.

I need some project ideas for me to work on with a nine year old Spanish boy. [more inside]
posted by letsgomendel on May 31, 2008 - 1 answer

How can I find a good child photographer?

How can I find a reputable, non-creepy child photographer to take head shots of my 3-year-old son (for the purposes of getting him into advertisements, print specifically)? [more inside]
posted by inkedmn on May 30, 2008 - 9 answers

Activities for bored boys?

What are some good things to do with one or two pre-teen boys? Besides play video games? [more inside]
posted by kerfuffled on May 27, 2008 - 22 answers

Sesame Street-ish show in Spanish?

What Spanish language kids' show (in the USA) would be good to watch for someone trying to pick up Spanish? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on May 26, 2008 - 9 answers

What's the plan, aunt paduasoy?

Things to do with a one year-old and a four-year old outside the house. [more inside]
posted by paduasoy on May 25, 2008 - 11 answers

Simple French-language booklets for Kenyan French teacher of elementary students?

On a recent trip to Kenya, we visited a school who is in need of simple French language instruction booklets for elementary-age children. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on May 23, 2008 - 3 answers

Help a 3 year old deal with death

My wife's beloved grandmother died yesterday and we are wondering how to explain things to our three year old daughter. [more inside]
posted by TedW on May 22, 2008 - 17 answers

How do we make sure our kids have fully-functioning parents?

I have two toddlers and a wife with severe postpartum depression that went untreated for two years, all of whom I love very much. However, I think I'm starting to crack, and am not thrilled about my children potentially having two emotionally unstable parents. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2008 - 29 answers

Toddler+July+Nicaragua=Insane?

Give us your best travel deals for a fabulous trip this summer for 2 adults, two kids (one a 2 year old, one 11). We'd like to go for about 2 weeks in either July or August (restricted by school schedule). Our goal is to take our children out of the United States for their first time. Husband would love to get some surfing in. I'd like a fun place for the kids where I can also relax. Have thought of Nicaragua, Panama... [more inside]
posted by purenitrous on May 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Hack My Baby

Give me your baby hacks! My wife and I are expecting our first child in November. What tips and tricks can you offer us to make our lives a lot easier? For example, a friend of mine swears that putting a crying baby in front of a mirror will cause it to stop. Another uses noise cancelling headphones to temper the noise from his shrieking child. I am looking for hacks on everything from diaper changing to stroller modifications. Make our lives easier as we enter into parenthood.
posted by jasondigitized on May 20, 2008 - 46 answers

Terms of Endearment

Children nicknamed "mommy" or "papa". What's the deal? [more inside]
posted by Sublimity on May 19, 2008 - 22 answers

What books do you recommend for babies and toddlers?

What are your recommendations for good baby and toddler books in English? [more inside]
posted by k8t on May 17, 2008 - 22 answers

Where Do Babies(' Names) Come From?

What influences trends in baby names? And why have popular girls names changed more over the past 20+ years than boys names? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on May 11, 2008 - 65 answers

How do you have children and still work?

For couples with kids, where both of you work: how do you do it? [more inside]
posted by jasminerain on May 10, 2008 - 60 answers

Please recommend some bog-standard classic children's music.

Please recommend some bog-standard classic children's music. [more inside]
posted by Bugbread on May 10, 2008 - 13 answers

Hosting my first-ever birthday party - and it's for a preteen!

I am throwing my first birthday party ever, for my pre-teen niece. Needless to say, I'm completely out of touch when it comes to kids' birthday parties (having not attended any since the 1980s) and don't know what's considered typical and usual. Please share your experiences and advice. [more inside]
posted by parilous on May 6, 2008 - 20 answers

Exposing your kid to behaviors you disagree with?

What do you do once you have a kid and family problem stakes seem higher, i.e. you're concerned about exposing your child things that go against what you believe? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2008 - 27 answers

Talking to a preschooler about surgery?

A friend's preschool aged daughter is going in for surgery in a few months. Can you recommend books, videos, etc. for talking to her about surgery? [more inside]
posted by Lentrohamsanin on May 6, 2008 - 10 answers

Save our future children from being David Copperfield.

Help us figure out if we can afford to have a family! Can two people on $200k a year have some babies? [more inside]
posted by Sockpuppet The First on May 5, 2008 - 95 answers

Furnace vents net to sandbox. Is this bad?

High-efficiency gas furnace installed where previously there was mid-efficiency. So it vents straight out the wall while the old furnace used the chimney. The vent is right next to the sandbox. How bad is this? [more inside]
posted by winston on Apr 26, 2008 - 5 answers

Drop off child care in Manhattan?

What are some great places for drop-off child care in Manhattan? We need to be able to bring a 3-year-old and leave her in safe hands for a few hours. Any places that are open till late at night (midnight or 1 am)? Thanks.
posted by shivohum on Apr 23, 2008 - 1 answer

Activities for bipolar children in Seattle?

Summer programs for bipolar children in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2008 - 3 answers

Teaching Good & Evil & Critical Thinking to Children Through Literature

Please help me find resources and information about Good and Evil in children's literature. [more inside]
posted by Knigel on Apr 19, 2008 - 12 answers

6 Yr Old's B'Day HELP

My kid is going to be six next month and he wants a party. We are very short on cash. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by maryh on Apr 19, 2008 - 42 answers

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