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BookFilter: Apocalypse novels for children

Back in 1987 or so, I read a children's/YA book that begins with a young girl who survives an end-of-the-world event (nuclear? meteor?) alone with her father and brother in a huge nuclear bunker. The second half of the book is about a girl with the same name who is a descendant of the survivors. Can you help me figure out what this book was? [more inside]
posted by mochapickle on Apr 14, 2014 - 7 answers

How can I make my mother see she needs to see a psychologist?

Hi all, I don't live at home anymore, as I studied abroad, but frequently come home during holidays. During such return visit, and the ocassional visit by my family, I always get a good taste of my mother's uglier side. I dont want to diagnose her myself, but can say that her bipolar and control freakish behaviour is affecting the whole family (my father and brother) for as long as I can remember. I would dare to even describe it as abusive; minor problems like a dirty plate forgotten on a kitchen counter can escalate into agressive full blown shout out, and in general there were moments where I really had to remind myself that, whoa, this is my mother. [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93 on Aug 31, 2013 - 13 answers

Should I Sign an Informal Child Custody Agreement?

My ex-spouse and I share custody of our son. He is now in kindergarten five days a week, necessitating some adjustments to his weekly schedule. We have come to a basic agreement, and my spouse wants me to sign this agreement. Even though we are principally on the same page, it feels a bit weird. Should I do it?
posted by toots on Aug 27, 2013 - 34 answers

I can't dance to that!!!

Please recommend me a good song for the father-daughter dance at the wedding!!! [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Apr 27, 2013 - 31 answers

A funeral with a crazy family estrangement scenario

How do I deal with my estranged brother at our grandmother's funeral? [more inside]
posted by Lulu's Pink Converse on Dec 23, 2012 - 16 answers

How to handle estranged father's funeral?

My estranged father passed away last Sunday. I've decided to attend the funeral. Please help me conduct myself with something resembling grace. Overly complex snowflakey stuff inside. [more inside]
posted by Ephelump Jockey on Jul 31, 2012 - 23 answers

Vitamins for dad-to-be? Prenatal pops' supplements?

What vitamins or supplements should a father-to-be take before conception? Looking for quality swimmers! (Corollary, what foods to avoid?) [more inside]
posted by unclezeb on Jun 29, 2012 - 13 answers

How 'bout I pay for your wedding if you sucker your friends into giving me money?

My father asked me to use my social networks to get my friends to use his business. When I balked, he tried telling me that if I did, he'd pay for my wedding with the money. Am I right to be offended? And what do I do? [more inside]
posted by corb on Jun 19, 2012 - 31 answers

Movies with proud fathers?

Can you recommend movies where the primary theme is a son or daughter realizing that their father is proud of them?
posted by roaring beast on Mar 7, 2012 - 27 answers

If you had a chance to talk to your long lost father after 30 years what would you ask/ or say?

If you had a chance to talk to your long lost father after 30 years what would you ask/ or say? [more inside]
posted by brinkzilla on Feb 27, 2012 - 21 answers

Movies involving sad dads?

I'm looking for movies in which the main character is a divorced father. [more inside]
posted by Ratio on Jan 25, 2012 - 40 answers

How can I help my father learn to use his computer?

My dad is 95% computer illiterate and is constantly frustrated by his inability to use his computer. What resources (books, programs, videos, etc.) can you recommend that will help improve his experience? [more inside]
posted by EKStickland on Dec 6, 2011 - 17 answers

What is the simplest Netflix-ready set-top device?

Apple TV or Roku for my technology-shy father? [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Nov 18, 2011 - 25 answers

Father to (adult) son 101

Asking for a friend (really): How do you (or did you) deal with finding out that you have an adult child you didn't even know existed? [more inside]
posted by Chairboy on Sep 15, 2011 - 1 answer

How do you deal with a hot-tempered parent?

I need advice on building a healthy relationship with my father despite his temper. [more inside]
posted by raintree on Jul 25, 2011 - 21 answers

They're Right Here, Dad; Why Can't You Call Us?

Is there anything a divorced mom with primary custody of three kids could say to their dad to get him to pay attention to his kids? [more inside]
posted by kinetic on Jul 25, 2011 - 32 answers

My Dad's dream car!

Help me show up my dad. He thinks he came up with a gift that I can't get him. An ASV! [more inside]
posted by Attackpanda on Jun 25, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me feel better about leaving my baby for a business trip

I am going to be away from my baby for five days. Help me know that he will be OK without me. [more inside]
posted by bq on Feb 9, 2011 - 18 answers

How do I help a Dad find his Daughter?

I came across an ad on Craigslist that really grabbed my attention. It was from a dad with very little computer knowledge, hoping to set up a website so his daughter would one day Google herself and know about her real dad. He hasn't been with her since she was 2 (2001). Something about it, probably my own personal experiences, really made me want to help. I set up a Blogger account for him so he can post pictures and letters to her easily (he updates the site from the local library). Are there any other things I should try? [more inside]
posted by halseyaa on Aug 6, 2010 - 25 answers

Who's Leia's Daddy?

Who's Princess Leia's "father"? (Alleged father, not actual father.) [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Jun 22, 2010 - 4 answers

Unexpected and unwanted parent's sudden appearance

Estranged parent crisis: I came home to my father -- whom I have not seen in the last two years for reasons of his alcoholism and emotional abuse -- looming in the hallway, waiting for me to return. How do I deal with this? [more inside]
posted by Aleatoire on May 12, 2010 - 19 answers

Want to get daddy a nice present.

Present for 85-year old artist [more inside]
posted by fifilaru on Apr 20, 2010 - 10 answers

Absent dad wrongly claims daughters as dependents

How can this unfair income tax situation be resolved? [more inside]
posted by davcoo on Apr 15, 2010 - 12 answers

The [story's] for the sad man...

I'm looking for a sad story I read on the internet. A son was browsing through his father's possessions after the father's death and came across a Pokemon game. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Mar 17, 2010 - 9 answers

How weird is a father-daughter road-trip?

[ParentFilter]: Quick survey of parents - how weird do you think it is for a father to take his toddler-age daughter on a long weekend trip to visit family, while the mother stays at home? [more inside]
posted by scblackman on Jul 15, 2009 - 49 answers

Bookfilter: what book(s) would my father love?

Book filter: Getting a head start on Christmas presents - what books would you recommend for my kung fu instructing, deadwood watching, social work teaching freemason father? [more inside]
posted by Acer_saccharum on Oct 13, 2008 - 16 answers

Working with my father is killing me. What can I do?

Working with my father is a nightmare. Should I quit? How do I deal with the repercussions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 5, 2008 - 47 answers

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