I have two kids. My wife wants another. I don't. How do we decide? I have two boys. Ages 6 and 2 1/2. My wife is saying we should have another child because she wants a girl. [more inside]
Our marriage is crumbling, and it's taking me with it. [more inside]
My husband has a few more months before cancer takes his energy, and then his life. We have a 17 month old son. My husband plans to write some letters to our son, but beyond that, I am not sure what to do to help my son know his father. Any ideas? [more inside]
How do I date, as a late-30's woman who still wants kids? [more inside]
What is the best method for making my own flannel or felt story board and story pieces? [more inside]
Can you recommend a family lawyer in Baltimore? [more inside]
How can I be a good, long-distance (secular) godmother? [more inside]
Fun, simple, kid-friendly games/apps for a 1st Generation iPod Touch? [more inside]
I have a 4 yo and another on the way. We camp a lot. We have a VW jetta wagon, but it's getting cramped and we need something bigger. I like the Mazda 5 but my wife thinks it's "too minivan looking." ANy suggestions for maxi-wagons that have that third row of seating that can fold down into cargo space? We do not want an SUV but may have to consider something on the small end of the SUV range ... and we're hoping not to spend more than 24k. Used/new/prev lease all are options.
Converting a 10 year old Christian to atheism through books. [more inside]
Japanese MeFites: what songs did you learn as a kid? [more inside]
I have a question about 529 Savings Plans. Now that I have a little one, I'm looking to start investing in a 529. However, there is a better than decent chance that we'll move to a new state within the next three years. Should I invest in New York's Direct plan right away (which looks great - low expense and a nice amount to write off my taxes) even though I might lose future tax benefits in another state?
I need some recipe ideas for a children's cooking class - can you help? [more inside]
Looking for a pediatrician in Boston! [more inside]
It's "America Day"! What simple activities and games would you suggest for 40 English language learners in China, ages 8-12? [more inside]
Does anyone have experience with toddlers and keeping them away from testosterone gel? I’m trying not to be a crazy-mom but we are visiting a relative soon who will be new to using the gel and we will all be new at the protocols. [more inside]
Husky/Akita mix-breed. What are we in for? [more inside]
Inspirational (American) football movie or book for a 7 year-old boy? [more inside]
I've got another "what was that thing from my childhood?" sort of question, and I've combed through Google and Amazon and Abebooks to no avail. A book of short quirky poems for children, probably illustrated. Mid 1970s. Very likely published by Scribners, we had tons of their hardcover books from an uncle who worked there (now deceased, so I can't ask him.) I thought the title was "It May Be So, It May Be Not", which was also the title of a poem in the book that went, either partially or entirely... [more inside]
What are some rhyming kids' books (4-7 yrs) that are actually enjoyable for the poetry, as well as the story and pictures? [more inside]
What's the best software to teach talented youth digital tools for design? [more inside]
Tomorrow I find out if my two-year-old son has Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy. There's no "good" form of MD, but this is definitely the "bad" (and most common) version. Most children with this diagnosis are wheelchair-bound by age 12, and the average life expectancy is 25. There is no treatment and no cure. How do I, as a father, deal with this? [more inside]
What Lego-related gift should I get in the USA for a bright 5 year old Australian with Asperger spectrum issues? He likes Lego and has a particular interest in Legoland in San Diego. I want something that costs no more than $20 and I'd rather leave presents of actual Lego to his parents.
Help me navigate this mine field of teenage drama and screwed up relationship between teen and adult.
Help me navigate this mine field of teenage drama and screwed up relationship between teen and adult. [more inside]
What is some good grade-four math software for a child who is comfortable using his computer? [more inside]
I watch a 10-year-old girl whose behavior is very strange and I'd like to get to the bottom of it. She's a family member, and no one seems to take me very seriously when I mention her oddities. I spend ~20 hours with her weekly, and the more time I spend with her, the more concerned I am. Many details inside. [more inside]
Does an ex-wife in Oklahoma have the right to evict my friend from her boyfriend's house on the weekends when his kids visit? [more inside]
What events would you take a five-year-old to at San Diego Comic-Con this year? [more inside]
Name that swingin' kid-appropriate tune! [more inside]
I am the mother of a beautiful, 5 week old baby girl. I wonder if I've made the biggest mistake of my life. [more inside]
Hockey moms and dads: what are your fave minor (kids’) hockey websites? [more inside]
I need recommendations for books to give my nephews for their 2nd, 4th, and 6th respective birthdays! [more inside]
Are there any very basic resources to introduce spoken Japanese to young English speakers? [more inside]
My 8yo daughter (in a few weeks) and I love playing Plants vs. Zombies, Angry Birds and other games on Android. We play them on my Xoom, Kindle Fire, and HTC Thunderbolt (phone). Are there any good games like these (not first person shooters, please. She's 8 and we're Quaker) that would allow us to play against o with each other, one on the Xoom and the other on the Kindle?
My wife keeps a list of all the words our 1 year old has learned to say. As a present I thought it might be nice to commission an artist to make a collage of them that we could put on the wall. I'm in London, England. I have no idea how one would do this, or if it would be affordable (I'd be prepared to spend up to around a thousand pounds). Can you commission an artist - and if so, how would you find one?
I'm on the brink of proposing to my Catholic, Indian-American girlfriend. However, I come from a long line of athiests/humanists and I am starting to worry about how we will balance our backgrounds in raising our children. [more inside]
How do I best manage a visit to my elderly/dying grandparents with my young children? [more inside]
What sort of exercises can I do with my 4 year old? [more inside]
Looking for (board/card) games my 12 year old (f) and 6 year old (m) children can play and keep themselves occupied for more than five minutes. Or even other activities Is it even possible? [more inside]
I have been tasked with manning a Princess Makeup Station at a birthday party for four year-old girls. What awesome things can I bring? [more inside]
She's not into what she thinks girls her age are "supposed" to be into. How do we show her that what she likes is what's normal, and maybe encourage her to reach out to find the other kids that like that stuff too? Is that what we should be doing? [more inside]
So what's the norm for kids running around the neighborhood and playing these days? As a parent, what would you like to happen when the kid down the street knocks on your door and asks if your child can play? [more inside]
I'm looking for websites that have cool, educational, entertaining and kid-safe stuff I can share with my two 4 year olds, perhaps similar to the kids should see this, and/or sites that suggest neat projects and how-to's my wife and I can work on with them to open their eyes to the wonders of the world around them. All suggestions welcome!
My friend is in extreme crisis after his wife of seven years left him completely out of the blue. I'm not sure what to do to help him. Relevant details inside. [more inside]
What non-computer based activities can I use to teach video game development to 10-12 year olds? [more inside]
About four months ago my best friend and my husbands best friend hooked up and started a relationship. She has a kid and everything seemed fine until the weekend when we saw them all together. Questionable actions on the new boyfriends part. [more inside]
My eleven year old daughter is showing interest in designing video games. What tools are out there for her to get her feet wet in placing elements on screen and creating interactions? Paid is fine as long as it's not exorbitant. [more inside]
My brother and his wife are having a baby! How do I become
a good best epic uncle? What are some nice or useful things your siblings have done for your children? What are you own favorite memories involving your uncle? [more inside]
Help me find children's music albums that tells a story or has a theme. [more inside]
Do you know any good videos for young children to learn a little Russian? [more inside]