Help me find out more about my beloved "Kung-Fu Master" t-shirt, and, in the best of all possible worlds, replace it when it dies. [more inside]
We need some ideas for school lunches. A few requirements within. [more inside]
I'm looking for Web sites that use interactive maps to display social phenomena, such as Oakland CrimeSpotting. They don't need to be that sophisticated. I'm especially interested in maps related to poverty and education.
Are differing views on having children a deal-breaker for a relationship when the thought of starting a family doesn't come into play for 5 years? [more inside]
I'm at University and far removed from home geographically. My parents are planning on getting divorced soon and anyone semi-observant would've seen this coming years and years ago. Both wonderful people, both wholly incompatible. So what can I/they do for my adorably clueless, naive, 8-year old sister who still has no idea? [more inside]
"Me not ugly, me is beautiful." Do you know what monster might have said this? [more inside]
What's the best way to get a one-year-old child to swallow some foul-tasting liquid (omega-3 supplements) without spilling any on him or on the floor? [more inside]
What is the current rate for babysitting 2 darling toddler girls - one is 3.5 and one is 2 years old. We live in the Nashua, NH area. Is it about $10/ hour? Also, what is the best way to introduce a teenager to your children? We've never used any babysitters besides grandparents before. What should I be looking for? What should I ask? Thanks!
SurrealTelevisionAdFilter: Did my friend really see an ad in which a family reacts in abject terror when the cartoon sun character on the juice bottle comes to life at their breakfast table? [more inside]
My girlfriend has Asperger's syndrome, and while I have no official diagnosis, I am a bit of a geek. We would like to have children at some point in the future. Will our children be at risk of more-serious autistic spectrum disorders because of our own less-serious "conditions"? [more inside]
How do I kid-proof a front door? [more inside]
Gym for 18-month-old children? I have been hired to teach a 45 min gym class to 18 month-old children and their parents once a week. I don't like gym. [more inside]
Will Crystal Light still rot my 2 year old's teeth if I give it to him at bedtime, even though it's sugar free?
Heading to the Big Easy for a couple of weeks around X-mas. Driving ~1,800 miles from PA with a 2 and 3 year old. Suggestions on making it bearable for them, and us? [more inside]
Looking for things to do with 2-3 year olds in the Canton/Akron, Ohio area. [more inside]
Where can adults and kids hang out together in New York? We're visiting New York, where we used to live, for a weekend. We want to arrange an informal gathering so we can see all our friends. Last time we did this, we held it at Bar Veloce in Chelsea, which was perfect. But that was before we, and many of our friends, had small children. What's a pleasant place to meet in Manhattan where 25 or so adults, many accompanied by babies and toddlers, can hang out for a Sunday evening, talk, get drinks and something to eat, and not worry that our kids are going to destroy something? [more inside]
Family holiday in Paris, 2 children (6 and nearly 3), staying near Rue de Passy (in the 16th). Can anyone recommend good neighbourhood restaurants, brasseries etc in that area? [more inside]
Trying to remember a particular children's book. I remember two details (and keep in mind that I might be conflating two different books). I think it was set in New York, in an Orthodox Jewish family, in the past century. One of the characters (I think a girl) likes to buy a pretzel stick and lick the salt off first. And the house rule for dinner was: eat veg first, then rice, then meat, then dessert. If you didn't finish one course, you didn't get the next. Any thoughts on what this book(s) could be?
How to help a restless 3-year-old? [more inside]
Pocket-sized amusements for children at funerals. [more inside]
How do you explain God, death, and infinity to a 5-year old? Please recommend a book or online resource for explaining philosophy, existentialism, and other abstract concepts to a young child not yet capable of abstract cognitions. [more inside]
What do I do with a one year old? She has toys, and seems content with them, but what else should I be doing? [more inside]
What is it with "Japanese style" RPGs that have children as the protagonist? I'm looking for answers other than "the Japanese, they crazy!" [more inside]
A 7-year-old boy who is extremely interested in weather is visiting me in New York City for one day. Obviously, there is weather everywhere, so what can I do that is special in New York?
My little guy is 2.5 years old. We currently use a portable dvd player in the car and on planes, as well as at the house occasionally. I'm considering getting a hard-drive based media player for him, to keep from having to handle/store/transport the dvd's constantly. Advice? [more inside]
I have a friend who is an excellent but fairly new (2 years experience) teacher now teaching 1st-graders in a poor inner-city school. She finds that they are lethargic, often barely able to keep awake, and hardly respond to her. Are there any great books/articles she should be reading? [more inside]
Gimme your recommendations for children's books, in French (...the books, not your two cents, natch). [more inside]
Local secrets to family entertainment in Seattle? [more inside]
My husband is impatient towards our 4 year old. Will he change or is our marriage doomed? [more inside]
Anyone have any words of advice regarding the wisdom of traveling to Vietnam with our two twin seven year old daughters in March? [more inside]
What are some fun things to do in Los Angeles with a 11-month-old? [more inside]
My husband's uncle was recently killed in a horrific car accident. The funeral is soon, and we have been debating on whether or not to bring our two-year old daughter to what will surely be an emotional event. [more inside]
How do we find our dream home in London from 287 miles away? [more inside]
My marriage of ~10yrs is on the ropes. My wife is suing for divorce, and (among other less important things) wants full custody of our beautiful youngsters (ages >4 and <10). There's more inside, but here are my specific questions: 1) I have reason to believe she is having an affair. Does her alleged adultery, if proven, give me any leverage with regards to custody? 2) What other ethical ways are there to ensure I at least get joint physical and legal custodianship? [more inside]
Custody question for someone with no (?) legal rights: [more inside]
I need geology-activites suitable for children for an Rock-hound-day. [more inside]
I'm considering becoming a Big Sister. I know that it's a real commitment, and I have an idea of the individual, group and school programs that are available, but I'd like to hear about your experiences as current or former Big Sisters/Big Brothers anywhere in Canada or the States. (If you were a Little Sister or Brother, I'd like to hear from you, too.) What should I expect? What went well? What didn't go well?
Parentsfilter - I have split up with the father of my child and are now trying to sort out visiting rights and times. Advice please.... [more inside]
Please help me remember the title of a particular fictional, young-adult book from the 80s or maybe 90s. [more inside]
Fun stuff to do in Vegas with kids? We'll be there for 2 days, staying at Circus Circus, with 7-year old boy/girl twins. Haven't been there in 10 years. Besides walking the strip at night and doing the stuff at the hotel, what else do y'all recommend? Also, what's the rule on kids and casinos? If we take that walkway that goes into Caesar's, I seem to recall it drops you off right in the casino. Are we not allowed to even use this with children, or is it OK as long as we get them out of the casino area quickly?
Is a Gameboy Micro too small for a four year old? [more inside]
Montreal in the summer, with kids... looking for family friendly stuff. [more inside]
Free software recommendations for kids aged 3 to 7. Fun and /or educational. [more inside]
Books/wares to help kids think like mathematicians? [more inside]
Chapter 3 - Finally left and now wondering why i am still getting treated like dirt! Any ideas....? [more inside]
What does the rulebook say about posting pictures of a minor whose parents are divorced? [more inside]
Wii for kids? [more inside]
How did you and your partner reach the decision to adopt (or not to adopt, as the case may be)? [more inside]
Best art supplies for a four-year-old? [more inside]