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Jealousy over the ignorance of others

I'm a very deliberate, risk-averse individual when it comes to big decisions. I make pro/con lists and spend days researching topics only to be stifled with indecision when I think the future is unpredictable. I see people who make the same decision easily, but when I question them about it, it's clear they haven't even thought about any of the factors I did. They seem to be blissfully ignorant over the possible ramifications of their decisions, and in some ways I am jealous that they can go through life so easily. Does this feeling have a name, and how can I get over it? [more inside]
posted by RobotNinja on Jul 25, 2013 - 41 answers

Old friends, babysitting, child with special needs?

Old friends, babysitting, child with special needs? [more inside]
posted by skbw on Jan 4, 2013 - 13 answers

What is up with this child?

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]
posted by sarahgrace on Jul 2, 2012 - 62 answers

Interested in starting a home daycare. Tips please.

Interested in starting a home daycare. Tips please. [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Sep 19, 2011 - 10 answers

Do we tip the babysitter?

Do we tip the babysitter? [more inside]
posted by banjo_and_the_pork on Jul 23, 2011 - 30 answers

Growing up on screen

I have a 15 month old daughter. Since she was born we have taken thousands of pictures of her and a great deal of video. [more inside]
posted by MrMerlot on Apr 6, 2011 - 17 answers

Needed: Post-Summertime Eligible Dependent Care Expense Ideas

YNMA, obviously... wife and I overestimated our dependent care expenses this year...by a lot. I have to come up with valid expenses, for the remainder of 2010, that we can occur to cover 3K remaining in our account. Any ideas? We did the camp thing this summer, but ended up not signing up for a few of them from our original budget. Our son is in kindergarten at a private school, so we're past the time we can pay for tuition out of this account. PLEASE HELP!!!! Thanks mefite nation!!!
posted by littleredwagon on Aug 30, 2010 - 14 answers

Please teach me about childcare.

Please bring me up to speed on childcare. Quickly. [more inside]
posted by bac on Aug 24, 2010 - 38 answers

Self-Injury in a 5yr Old. DO NOT WANT.

Starting self-destruction young: What methods are best to re-direct problem behavior in a self-harming five year old? [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon on May 24, 2010 - 25 answers

Nighttime noises

Help us quiet our suddenly screechy-at-bedtime 19mo daughter! Difficulty: shares room with brother. [more inside]
posted by larsks on Oct 29, 2009 - 6 answers

To Grandmother's block we go?

Trying to decide just how close to move to our kid's (very enthusiastic) grandparents. If you've experienced the childrearing-with-nearby-grands situation (as kid, grand OR parent), how did it work out? Any advice on encouraging involvement while still maintaining boundaries? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jun 4, 2009 - 21 answers

How do people afford kids and also have time for them?

Time, money, work, and children. How do people do it? It seems we could afford it, or have time for it, but not both. [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on May 14, 2009 - 15 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

How to find a babysitter in Seattle?

How to find a babysitter in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by Riemann on Jan 30, 2007 - 6 answers

To Touch a Child

Looking for guidelines on physically handling children at school. [more inside]
posted by dragonsi55 on Dec 16, 2006 - 10 answers

A child exposed himself to my child at day care

A child exposed his penis to my daughter at day care. What is the best way to handle this? [more inside]
posted by frecklefaerie on Aug 11, 2006 - 32 answers

Office parenting

Parents with home-based businesses -- how do you do it? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Jan 19, 2006 - 6 answers

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