How do you deal with a five year old child who breaks your stuff when his parents think he never does anything wrong and how dare you think otherwise, and than smack the door in your face? [more inside]
posted by davar
on Apr 21, 2007 -
Highlights magazine. Has the title always been "Highlights for Children"? Was it ever "Highlights for Kids"? [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo
on Apr 10, 2007 -
Can anyone recommend educational children's software, for grades 1-3 or so, that's not copy-protected? [more inside]
posted by richg
on Mar 26, 2007 -
In Melbourne this weekend with my almost 12 year old daughter, staying in Carlton. What things are fun and don't require a car?
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen
on Mar 7, 2007 -
Taking our 13 and 11 year old grand daughters to Edinburgh for a week at the end of March. Things we might miss as an occasional tourist. First trip to Europe for them. [more inside]
posted by rmhsinc
on Mar 5, 2007 -
Does having a job during high school and college affect the quality of education obtained? [more inside]
posted by tr45vbyt
on Mar 5, 2007 -
How do you give your children the benefits of your own religious upbringing when you have left that religion? [more inside]
posted by cgs
on Mar 3, 2007 -
How do I expose my 2 1/2 year old son to people who have handicaps, or chronic illnesses like CP or MS?
posted by MrMulan
on Mar 2, 2007 -
Another tired name-that-kid's-book-filter
question: purple cover (?) paperback, crazy old lady in the neighborhood hosts kids on a rainy day. Something about an elaborate basement in her house, nothing overtly magical involved so far as I remember, but an air of "magical realism" most definitely abounds. [more inside]
posted by joe lisboa
on Feb 28, 2007 -
Wanted: a book of a learn-to-read cartoon of sorts, likely serialized in a (Chicago?) newspaper, c. 1950-1970. [more inside]
posted by kmennie
on Feb 22, 2007 -
Children's Story Filter: I'm trying to remember a picture book about a train conductor who had retired. He ended up building a working train that ran through a park, and he gave children tours. [more inside]
posted by cynthia_rose
on Feb 19, 2007 -
I have a four year old son who seems about ready to start using a computer, but I would like to keep him away from mine, so the obvious choice is to ask his grandparents to buy him one for his birthday... Any tips on specific systems and or accessories that might be age appropriate?
posted by curiocity
on Feb 18, 2007 -
Are there any fun sites or activities for a 10-year-old boy in or near Bangkok, Thailand? [more inside]
posted by misozaki
on Feb 14, 2007 -
I'm shooting video at an event attended by grade-school children, and my client (a Chicago museum) wants b-roll of "engaged kids." Advice?
posted by asuprenant
on Feb 14, 2007 -
My boyfriend has recently been diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Alone this is something to come to terms with but on top of this i have just found out he has been lying to me, which has made me question my whole relationship and the very foundations it has been built on. I have no idea what i should do... [more inside]
posted by rainbow_2006
on Feb 14, 2007 -
My daughter is mad for Dora The Explorer. I think it's a good enough program for her if she's going to be watching TV; we get involved and she doesn't just vegetate in front of it. That said, the repetition is doing our heads in. What are some alternative programs that she might get as much out of but will give her Mum and me a little variety?
posted by adamt
on Feb 7, 2007 -
IVF + donor eggs = very cute child., but worried about the day he starts asking questions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 5, 2007 -
My wife and I are Buddhist. We have a four year old daughter who we would like to see get a great education. In our area/county, some of the better (academics, arts, and athletics) schools are Catholic schools. Would it be a good idea to send my daughter to a Catholic school? [more inside]
posted by jasonspaceman
on Feb 3, 2007 -
I just won two tickets that will take my husband and me on a round trip from our home in Brooklyn to anywhere in the continental US. We'll be traveling with our one-year-old. Where should we go to make the best use of our tickets? More details inside... [more inside]
posted by ROTFL
on Jan 22, 2007 -
I'm looking for a Windows gadget/soundbox software program for a young kid. Not kid paint software. I'm thinking more like a big screen full of clickable shapes/objects that make noise effects or do cool mechanical things with one another. Even a game would be fine if it has tinker value. [more inside]
posted by antipasta_explosion
on Jan 19, 2007 -
How do I best get acquainted, and develop a good relationship, with my boyfriends' kids? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 14, 2007 -
I am looking for well regarded books/scholarly papers about writing. Most specifically in the areas of Nonfiction (the essay style of article writing) and Children's Fiction (for a young adult audience).
Any tips? Go as far and broad as you can. I'll be off to the British library tomorrow, so the sky is the limit. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Jan 9, 2007 -
I'm playing Santa's elf this year, and am setting up 2 computers for my siblings that Santa is bringing them. I need suggestions on software to equip it with. [more inside]
posted by charmston
on Dec 19, 2006 -
looking for the title and author of a children's book about a polar bear. i don't remember the specifics of the story except for the fact that it ends, approximately, with the line:
"polar bear, underwear."
what i remember of the story is that the polar bear is on is way to the shower and involves him stripping down to his "polar bear underwear."
i remember the artwork being somewhat strange.
posted by defmute
on Dec 17, 2006 -
Playlist filter: Songs TO children (not FOR children). I am looking for songs written to a child or children, whether in fact, or in your perception. What I am NOT looking for is children's music. NO Barney, The Wiggles, etc.
Example: "Fix You" by Coldplay
posted by clh
on Dec 12, 2006 -
A lot of the studies I've googled indicate that there is a non-intuitive relationship between skim milk and obesity, at least in children. Does this extend to adults? Could someone explain how whole milk makes you lose weight?
posted by anotherpanacea
on Dec 11, 2006 -
It has come to my attention that my five year-old cousins do not have any Christmas music. Recommendations for fantastic albums, please! [more inside]
posted by Soliloquy
on Dec 5, 2006 -
BookFilter: I had this book as a child, it contained a number of solomon-like tales, (two mothers claiming a child, true mother didn't want it cut in half, etc.) Except with an Asian flair. It was called Judge Edo, Ito? Anyone? [more inside]
posted by emptyinside
on Dec 4, 2006 -
Where do all those (American?) childhood memes come from? Who wrote the "Miss Lucy had a steamboat" song? Who was the first person to punch people when they saw VW Beetles? [more inside]
posted by one_bean
on Dec 3, 2006 -
Child number two will be born in about a month and a half. Any advice for making the jump from having just one kid to having multiple?
posted by taumeson
on Dec 1, 2006 -
Can you recommend any good books for toddlers/young readers in which the protagonists are twins?
Bonus points for stories where the protagonists are non-identical twins
posted by anastasiav
on Nov 29, 2006 -
What is a good martial art for a little girl? What is the youngest reasonable age for her to start? [more inside]
posted by textilephile
on Nov 25, 2006 -
What are some great super-simple flash games -- especially car games, but anything else fun works -- for a 5-year-old to play?
posted by Malad
on Nov 23, 2006 -
How do the parents of Black (and biracial and other ethnic minority) children teach them about racism and -- most importantly -- how to handle it? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet
on Nov 17, 2006 -
Happiness and children. In your experience, is it true that children actually decrease their parents' overall happiness? [more inside]
posted by Amizu
on Nov 16, 2006 -