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6 year old needs to have his tooth extracted. Any advice?

My 6 year old needs to have a tooth extracted for medical reasons tommorrow. Any tips/advice that my wife and I can use to ease the anxiety pre-pull? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Apr 11, 2008 - 27 answers

Help me remember this Incredible Journey starring kids

BookFilter: Help me remember this book about 3 children who go on an "incredible journey" of sorts after their parents fail to pick them up from the hotel's daycare. [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Apr 10, 2008 - 6 answers

Savings for babies

What is a good savings account to set up for a baby? [more inside]
posted by pyjammy on Apr 9, 2008 - 10 answers

Am I ready to get married?

I've been with the SO for over 5 years. We've been engaged for about 3 of those. Now, the time is looming where I have to make a very real decision. Is now the time to get married or not? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2008 - 13 answers

I WANNA BIRFDAY PARTY DADDY!

I need a venue for a 4 year old's birthday party in Seattle. [more inside]
posted by dw on Apr 2, 2008 - 10 answers

Children live in a museum -- help me find this book!

Children run away from home and live in a museum -- help me remember this book! [more inside]
posted by NucleophilicAttack on Apr 1, 2008 - 10 answers

Disciplining strangers' kids

What is an appropriate way to discipline strangers' kids? [more inside]
posted by crazy finger on Mar 29, 2008 - 34 answers

Should we invite the class?

Birthday party etiquette question: Would it be in bad taste to invite my son's preschool classmates to his fifth birthday party? [more inside]
posted by LoriFLA on Mar 26, 2008 - 18 answers

Medical Care Provisions for kids staying home while parents are out of the country

My wife and I are traveling out of the country, and our 2 year old twins will be staying with my parents for the duration of the trip. We plan to be gone for 10 days. What sort of information do we need to leave with my parents so they can provide necessary medical care (if necessary)? [more inside]
posted by ca_little on Mar 25, 2008 - 9 answers

Identify this monster tale?

I'm trying to track down something I remembered watching on television a long time ago. The only thing I can really remember is the climax of the story, which I vaguely recall was about these parents or caretakers (babysitters, perhaps) telling two young children about some kind of bogeyman. At the end, a giant arm reaches through the front door and grabs them while the children watch. I have a feeling it could have been an episode of an Outer Limits type show, or maybe a Trilogy of Terror type thing.
posted by wolfsleepy on Mar 18, 2008 - 10 answers

your baby mama is a crack head

My boyfriend's son's mom accidentally left her cellphone in my boyfriend's car this afternoon. He looked through it and found text messages about her buying and selling drugs. So... now what? [more inside]
posted by kerfuffled on Mar 13, 2008 - 42 answers

What do kids do for fun?

A group of college students and I are volunteering at a local children's hospital for a day to entertain the kids there but we are at a loss for what to do. Can you suggest any crafts or activities that we can do with the kids? There will be kids of many age groups and we plan to split them up and do different activities for each. We want these activities to be fun for the kids so they don't have to be educational.
posted by killa62 on Mar 12, 2008 - 14 answers

Books that will amuse a bunch of second graders?

Can you suggest some books that will make a bunch of second graders laugh? I am scheduled as "Surprise Reader" in my son's second grade class this week, and I need some new (to me) humorous and/or weird picture books to read to the class. Previously William Steig and David Greenberg ("Slugs", "Snakes", and "Bugs") have gone over well, but I need some new material! Thanks!
posted by chr1sb0y on Mar 11, 2008 - 24 answers

I'm goin' to California

TravelFilter: Help me plan a driving trip from Sacramento, CA to Eugene, OR. Difficulty: Two children, six and four. [more inside]
posted by DWRoelands on Mar 10, 2008 - 14 answers

One String And The Truth

One-string tunes for guitar or bass? [more inside]
posted by padraigin on Mar 7, 2008 - 19 answers

He already has the twitch reflexes of a five year old

Are there any FPS-type games other than the early levels of Portal which would be appropriate for my 5-year old? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on Mar 1, 2008 - 21 answers

And Girlfriend Makes Three

When my lease expires at the end of May, my boyfriend and I will be moving together. This is all very exciting, but I'm going to go from living alone to being a (basically) stepmom to a 10 year old boy. How can we make this easier on everyone? Are there any books that will be helpful? [more inside]
posted by kerfuffled on Feb 28, 2008 - 16 answers

Looking for simple tricks that only kids under 8 appreciate.

GoofyTricksForKidsFilter: Looking for simple tricks that only kids under 8 appreciate. [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Feb 22, 2008 - 43 answers

What is this children's book with living mop?

A friend of mine read a children's paperback book in the 1960's that featured two kids and a mop that comes to life ( or maybe is alive through the course of the whole book ). The kids and the mops interact (play?). I don't know any more about the book but I'm hoping to identify it and find a paperback copy to give as a birthday gift. If anyone out there knows what this book is or might be I would very much appreciate it. Thanks! - Dave
posted by metadave on Feb 19, 2008 - 5 answers

What is the first book you remember loving?

What is the first book you remember loving? [more inside]
posted by easy_being_green on Feb 18, 2008 - 147 answers

Finding Two Forgotten Fantasies

A familiar kind of question -- anyone know the titles/authors of two fantasy novels I read as a kid in the late 1970s or early 1980s? [more inside]
posted by BT on Feb 13, 2008 - 11 answers

Oh, right... peak oil. What should we eat?

Seeking ideas for healthy, balanced, kid-friendly meals that use local (ideally Ontarioan) ingredients, don't require the expenditure of electricity, and could be made by an 8-year old with minimal supervision? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Feb 10, 2008 - 9 answers

Flash Games for Children

My 3.5 year old niece loves this site, Poisson Rouge, which is a flash-based letters, numbers and object game. Can you recommend any others that are similar or that she might like? Thanks.
posted by emoeby on Feb 8, 2008 - 6 answers

Someone I love is being hurt, can I do anything?

I think the way my brother parents is damaging my nephew. Should I mind my own business? [more inside]
posted by esereth on Feb 5, 2008 - 49 answers

Who's out there?

Children/young adult literature with transgendered characters? [more inside]
posted by dlugoczaj on Feb 5, 2008 - 24 answers

Need Books/Movies for Kids Going to Rome

I'm looking for recommendations for books, movies and even music that might be relevant for a group of middle school (7th & 8th grade, ages 12-14) kids who are going to Rome over spring break. [more inside]
posted by bjennings on Feb 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Who has the best sand castle, and why?

What are the most successful social networking sites for children? Why have they succeeded? What are the worst? Why have they failed?
posted by bingo on Feb 2, 2008 - 11 answers

How local were the "R2D2 Circle" and the "C3PO Walk?"

Were the "R2D2 Circle" and the "C3PO Walk" widespread children's exercises in the late Seventies, or were they just something my Phys Ed teacher made up? [more inside]
posted by breezeway on Feb 2, 2008 - 24 answers

Why do we have children?

My significant other said this to me today: "over the next 5 years or so you should build an argument for kids," but I can't think of where to start. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2008 - 40 answers

Seeking stories of kids with superpowers?

I'm trying to make a list of books that include the central plot element of kids learning how to use or cope with unusual powers, dramatic or mundane. (Jumper, recently made into a movie, is one example.) Extra points if the books are primarily aimed at children or young adults.
posted by sacre_bleu on Jan 29, 2008 - 48 answers

Organising a play space.

What options are there for tidying up a child's play area and creating a 'play space' within limited area? [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo on Jan 24, 2008 - 10 answers

How much time does being a CASA involve?

How much time does being a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate for children) really involve? This relates to Seattle/King County. [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Jan 24, 2008 - 5 answers

deciding to be a parent with chronic illness

Having kids or not when you have chronic health issues: how did you decide and come to terms with it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2008 - 12 answers

Is living in a dirty house bad for children?

Sibling and sibling's spouse are living in squalor, and I think it's bad for their kids. Should I intervene? [more inside]
posted by red_lotus on Jan 20, 2008 - 43 answers

teach your children well (legally?)

If I were a private tutor for children, what laws would pertain to me? What credentials would I need? [more inside]
posted by cloudgazer on Jan 18, 2008 - 4 answers

Very fine dining recommendations in DC with young kids?

Our kids are 1 and 4. It's my folks' 40th anniversary as well as the one year old's birthday and my folks are treating, so this means going somewhere really nice, expensive, and five star. But where in DC? [more inside]
posted by poppo on Jan 16, 2008 - 12 answers

Big BIG Books

Where to find those VERY large storybooks that children's librarians use for storytelling hours? I've searched for "large", "big" and "oversized" storybooks to no avail.
posted by jeanmari on Jan 15, 2008 - 9 answers

Need some advice for flying with 2 toddlers

Air Travel Noob: I need some advice for traveling with my 4 1/2 year old daughter and 2 year old son. I have flown ONCE in my whole life and now I need some advice. [more inside]
posted by ShawnString on Jan 14, 2008 - 30 answers

Family Budget Decision-making

Look, I truly do get the “know your income, know your expenses” bit about budgeting. And I’m pretty frugal in my habits. My problem is this, as the financial head of this family, I have to decide what we will spend our inadequate resources on. So in general, how to prioritise discretionary spending in a fair and efficient manner? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2008 - 25 answers

A feminist mom looking for appropriate doll for daughter.

What other options for dolls do I have outside of Princesses and Barbies and Bratz for a little girl? [more inside]
posted by dnthomps on Jan 9, 2008 - 37 answers

Nightmarish kid's telly

oldtelevisionprogramfilter. Please help me remember this old half-forgotten British children's show... [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jan 7, 2008 - 4 answers

Older, Married, and Childless? May we hear your story?

Looking for stories of satisfaction or regret from older married couples who decided not to have children. [more inside]
posted by bmosher on Jan 6, 2008 - 21 answers

Long Distance Parenting

Looking for positive experiences where single parent and young child(en) were separated by great distances. Specifically, I am curious to know how it was made to work. [more inside]
posted by panoptican on Jan 3, 2008 - 9 answers

Books with textures for blind kids?

Can you think of any children's books with texture which would be great for the visually impaired? [more inside]
posted by pootler on Dec 31, 2007 - 7 answers

Religious counter-programming for dummies

My in-laws are Catholics. My husband and I are not raising our daughter in a religious household. How can we effectively counter-program my in-laws' religious activities? [more inside]
posted by crazycanuck on Dec 30, 2007 - 53 answers

How can I prepare myself for being a daddy?

I don't feel ready to have kids, ever. How can I shorten that to around 2-3 years? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 25, 2007 - 27 answers

Missing book from childhood

Looking for children's book with a teddy bear and a full moon. [more inside]
posted by dnthomps on Dec 24, 2007 - 3 answers

How do I not kill my son? :)

MeFi Parenting filter: What are appropriate consequences for an 8-year-old who has a history of carelessness with belongings, and has lost his $250 glasses? [more inside]
posted by liquado on Dec 21, 2007 - 60 answers

Charity begins at home

I'd like to donate money to charities on behalf of my family members, but I'd like to tailor it towards their occupations/interests. [more inside]
posted by cloeburner on Dec 18, 2007 - 11 answers

Do kids care about volunteering?

Did you volunteer as a child? Or do you work now with a children's volunteer group? Tell me what you know about youth service. [more inside]
posted by pineapple on Dec 12, 2007 - 18 answers

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