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Keeping a kid entertained during grown-up dinners?

In the next few weeks, I will need to attend a series of late-running formal dinners... with a five-year-old in tow. Please recommend your most magical, engrossing, dinner-table-friendly activity books, games, small toys, etc. for the early school-aged set, so we can keep her quietly in her seat and out of everyone's hair. [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Aug 4, 2014 - 28 answers

Kids flying from the US to the UK with an adult who isn't their parent

What precautions, if any, need to be taken in this situation? [more inside]
posted by terretu on Jul 25, 2014 - 12 answers

Help clueless future parents buy the right home to raise kids in!

As future parents and first time homebuyers, what aren't we thinking about, or under-emphasizing/over-emphasizing, in trying to pick a home to raise (two) kids in?  What should we consider in deciding on house versus condo, location, neighborhood, size, layout, features, etc? [more inside]
posted by EmilyClimbs on Jan 10, 2014 - 36 answers

Go Home, Little Girl

What is the parental etiquette for when someone's kid comes to your door trying play with your kid, you tell them no, we're having dinner, and kid essentially won't take no for an answer and tries to continue to get into your house? What is the best way to redirect said kiddo from this behavior again if I can't say anything to her parents? [more inside]
posted by tafetta, darling! on Nov 5, 2013 - 23 answers

Projects/Activities for 3-year-olds

I've recently come to the conclusion that I need to spend more time with my 3.5-year-old boy/girl twins, and looking for some structured activities/things to do to help drive it and get them excited, as they generally prefer my wife over me... [more inside]
posted by um_maverick on Oct 28, 2013 - 30 answers

Mummies and Daddies, Ghouls and Boys

Please help me come up with a - clever name- for a local parents with kids meet-up group. We're goths, we don't have special snowflakes, we have coal dust... [more inside]
posted by _paegan_ on Jun 20, 2013 - 32 answers

Second-time parenting, how does that work?

Tell me about your daily schedules, parenting logistics, etc., with a newborn plus a toddler or older child. [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Mar 7, 2013 - 15 answers

Next steps now we've lost our local mom hangout?

I live in a quiet and basically ok city neighborhood that's thinking about gentrifying a little. A few months ago we got a new local cafe/bar that's become a community center for parents. But now they don't want us. Can you give me some insight into why that might be or help me plan how to find us all a new hangout? [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean on Dec 23, 2012 - 51 answers

Would parents hire me?

I'm a mother (of a toddler) who works part time and is looking to make some extra money. I've considered babysitting jobs, but aside from raising my own son, I don't have much experience with kids aside from babysitting jobs I had when I was a teenager. No recent references. Could I get hired? [more inside]
posted by trillian on May 2, 2012 - 12 answers

How to talk to your kids about online porn?

Have you discovered your child has seen online pornography? What did you do about it? [more inside]
posted by amoeba on Mar 5, 2012 - 25 answers

We've tried nothin' and we're all out of ideas.

My kid is bad. I need a book to teach me how to make her not be bad anymore. [more inside]
posted by ND¢ on Sep 23, 2010 - 61 answers

I don't want to have blood on my hands

My parents are always manipulating me, and I need to break away. Long story inside. [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Jun 12, 2010 - 30 answers

Deciding whether to give kids with ADHD medication

Parents of kids with ADHD: how have you decided whether to give your kids medication? [more inside]
posted by not that girl on Apr 2, 2010 - 15 answers

Daddy and Me Gaming

I would like to play video/computer games with my two youngest children who do not read well yet. And I would like to play *with* them, not watch/help them play. (details inside) [more inside]
posted by cross_impact on Feb 8, 2010 - 17 answers

Making Long-Distance Single Parenting Relationship Work Smoothly!

Early stages of long-distance relationship filter: I've reconnected with an old potential dating interest from over 20 years ago in the past, and since August, there have been daily texts, emails, phone calls. We live about a 3 hour drive away from each other. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2010 - 10 answers

They left us alone. Now what?

I want to read fictional and/or true stories about people being put into positions of responsibility unexpectedly for extended periods of time and how they deal with it. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jan 27, 2009 - 37 answers

Playing therapist to parents? Never again.

Imminently divorcing parents, naive and idealistic father, playing therapist to adults - the works. Help me not hate my family! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 27, 2007 - 23 answers

Internet Parental Controls

What free software do you use to filter the internet for kids? [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Sep 1, 2007 - 19 answers

How do I best get acquainted with my boyfriend's kids?

How do I best get acquainted, and develop a good relationship, with my boyfriends' kids? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2007 - 13 answers

How many languages should my kid have to learn?

Polylingualkidsfilter: (Hypothetical) I'm a Fluent English/French speaker and my wife is a fluent English/Mandarin speaker. Living in an English-speaking country (Australia), in what language should we speak to our kids? [more inside]
posted by PuGZ on May 6, 2006 - 31 answers

Suggested activities for a 17 month old?

ParentFilter: I've a 17 mo old child, and I'd like suggestions as to activities to educate and entertain him. [more inside]
posted by Zinger on Nov 21, 2005 - 14 answers

How spoiled are your kids?

How much do you spend on your kids? [more inside]
posted by spacewrench on Nov 20, 2005 - 4 answers

Do You Regret Not Having Children?

Do you regret not having children? [more inside]
posted by icetaco on Sep 21, 2004 - 60 answers

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