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Can we, and should we, try to help this bullied kid?

My 8-year-old neighbor is being bullied and his parents aren't helping -- is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! on Jun 10, 2009 - 44 answers

Ayudarme, por favor.

Children's books in Spanish in Canada? [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Jun 8, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me keep the kids busy on the road

The family and I are headed to Florida for vacation. I need fun suggestions to keep a 3 year old and a 6 (well almost 6..happy early bday allison) year old entertained on the road trip. We are looking at 9+ hours 2 days in a row. [more inside]
posted by ShawnString on Jun 8, 2009 - 20 answers

my son the southpaw

My baby is left-handed. I'm not. What I should be getting or doing for him as he grows? [more inside]
posted by streetdreams on Jun 4, 2009 - 57 answers

To Grandmother's block we go?

Trying to decide just how close to move to our kid's (very enthusiastic) grandparents. If you've experienced the childrearing-with-nearby-grands situation (as kid, grand OR parent), how did it work out? Any advice on encouraging involvement while still maintaining boundaries? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jun 4, 2009 - 21 answers

Why don't adults enjoy dizziness?

Why don't adults enjoy dizziness like kids do? When I was a kid I remember thinking adults were boring for not enjoying the feeling of dizziness, and I vowed to always enjoy it :) Now as an adult, I can't stand it, and feel like throwing up. It seems most adults (if not all) feel the same way. Why is that?
posted by ivanv on May 31, 2009 - 34 answers

Travel spots near Charleston (for me + wife + toddler)?

What are some toddler-friendly vacation destinations within a reasonably short distance (by car or plane) from Charleston, SC? [more inside]
posted by wheat on May 29, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me schedule a kids' party

Help a socially clueless person plan an end-of-kindergarten party. [more inside]
posted by Daily Alice on May 28, 2009 - 6 answers

Will my 2-year old destroy my wife's MacBook Air?

Will my 2-year old destroy my wife's MacBook Air? [more inside]
posted by pandabearjohnson on May 23, 2009 - 22 answers

Is it safe for my baby to sleep in a dog crate?

Is a large port-a-crate a good idea for a portable bed for our 11-month old human baby? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on May 23, 2009 - 24 answers

Snip, shot, or something else?

Snip, shot, or something else? We need the sex but we don't need the baby. What's the most reliable - and permanent - form of birth control that's available with minimal pain / problems? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 22, 2009 - 35 answers

What happens if my kids think they're poor when they're really not?

How will living well below our means affect the lives of our future children? [more inside]
posted by davey_darling on May 20, 2009 - 56 answers

Cone of Silence, please...

KidsReadingCocoonFilter: looking to create an awesome reading space for voraciously reading first-grader. Ideally something better than a box... What did you have? What does your kid have? [more inside]
posted by TigerMoth on May 19, 2009 - 34 answers

How to introduce kids to a new SO?

Tell me the best way to introduce my kid to new significant others. [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on May 14, 2009 - 17 answers

Cool backpacks for kids?

I am looking for distinctive, cool, fun, yet functional backpacks for my kids. [more inside]
posted by SomePerlGeek on May 13, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me play better with my kids

Please help me think of some new, interesting, positive role-playing scenarios for my girls to use with their dolls and stuffed animals. [more inside]
posted by yawper on May 12, 2009 - 22 answers

Kid Friendly OS for windows pc

Recommendations for an Operating system for Kids ages 3-6 [more inside]
posted by Mr_Chips on May 11, 2009 - 14 answers

Handprint kit for kids

I need some ideas on capturing my kids' handprints, as a gift to my wife. A little help? [more inside]
posted by brandman on May 11, 2009 - 19 answers

Going back to middle school!

How to keep a Career Day presentation interesting for middle schoolers... [more inside]
posted by trillian on May 11, 2009 - 7 answers

What was this musical cups game I played in the 80s?

When I was little (think 80s), a neighborhood friend taught us a musical co-op game that was played with one plastic cup per person (maybe?), and at least 4 people (though it could go up much higher as long as the number were equal). [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on May 9, 2009 - 8 answers

What is the answer to the question"where did the first mommy come from" for a 5 yr old?

What do I answer my 5 yr olds question about "if everyone comes from mommy's belly, where did the first mommy come from?" I have no idea what the answer is...adults or kids. At some point in evolution a baby was born...from what??? I don't do the whole God/creationism thing so please none of that garbage. Thanks!
posted by aacheson on May 5, 2009 - 36 answers

What's fun for my 4-year-old in Washington D.C.?

What's fun for my 4-year-old in Washington D.C.? [more inside]
posted by troywestfield on May 5, 2009 - 25 answers

How can my wife help these rural middle-class kids think they're from the ghetto?

My wife is teaching an after-school dance club for 7 year-olds. A few boys have enrolled and want to learn some street dance moves. What hip-hop tracks could she use? They need to be recent UK hits and, obviously, not sweary/rude/all about violence. Our community is about as far from inner-city street culture as it gets, so their posturing is hilarious, but she'd like to indulge them - without upsetting the head/parents/the girls.
posted by dowcrag on May 4, 2009 - 14 answers

Claustrophia & kids?

Claustrophobia-filter. We've been looking into the adult-onset claustrophobia my wife has started to experience (and found very relevant pointers in this earlier AskMe). Now, our eight-year-old son has recently had a couple of similar moments. How to nip this in the bud for both? [more inside]
posted by progosk on Apr 26, 2009 - 4 answers

What should I include in an awesome treehouse?

So I want to build a treehouse for my kids...this is a very rough sketch of what I'm thinking about. What would make this treehouse super cool? [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on Apr 23, 2009 - 67 answers

Vrooom!

Why do little boys love trucks? [more inside]
posted by easy_being_green on Apr 21, 2009 - 56 answers

Picture Books For A Super-Smart Kid

What are the cleverest, wittiest picture books you know? I'm looking for something you might recommend to a very smart kid who is still young enough to prefer picture books to chapter books. Another way of putting is, I'm looking for the picture book equivalent of McSweeney's. [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Apr 21, 2009 - 57 answers

Stiff not a good thing in this case

Breaking in a stiff, new baseball glove. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by terrier319 on Apr 11, 2009 - 17 answers

What Do 6-year-olds and 8-year-olds want?

What gifts should I get for my friend’s daughters, ages 6 and 8? [more inside]
posted by TEA on Apr 9, 2009 - 18 answers

What should my 6 year old read?

What should I read to my 6 year old? What should she read to herself? [more inside]
posted by serazin on Apr 7, 2009 - 51 answers

Best educational games for child???

What are the best kid games that are educational? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Apr 6, 2009 - 13 answers

How can I ease the pain for my kids?

So, I'm getting divorced. I have 2 daughters, who I'm kinda terrified to tell. I'm hoping Ask.Me might be able to provide some tips. [more inside]
posted by Richat on Apr 2, 2009 - 27 answers

Should I stay or should I go? (But I love my kids!!)

How do I deal with my "permissive-parenting" spouse? [more inside]
posted by theKik on Apr 1, 2009 - 41 answers

Can I rap a baby rhyme?

I work in a library. We have storytime and baby's rhymes for toddlers and infants. Unfortunately I hate singing. But I have a good attitude and I'm willing to get in there. Please, librarians and parents everywhere - what are your best rhymes/songs that require a minimum of singing!? Other ideas for interactive things to add to my storytimes would be good too! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 31, 2009 - 12 answers

What headphones should I buy for my rough kids?

Best headphones for kids? [more inside]
posted by bluedaisy on Mar 27, 2009 - 13 answers

What should we discuss before we have kids?

Apologies, I know there is a lot on this topic, but I have a specific question that doesn't seem to be answered. We are thinking of having kids. We both want them. What should we discuss before we jump in with both feet? Who will stay home, and for how long? What kinds of names are you considering? What forms of punishment / praise will be used? When can she get her ears pierced? etc. There seems to be so much to discuss... and I want to start having the conversation before I get hormonal. This will be our first. What conversations did you have before yours were born?
posted by saragoodman3 on Mar 26, 2009 - 22 answers

Kids masturbation talk time?

Help me talk to my son about masturbation! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2009 - 54 answers

I need help to injera my kids!

Help me come up with (American) kid-friendly foods to have with injera (Ethiopian flatbread) in an Ethiopian-style meal. [more inside]
posted by Tallguy on Mar 18, 2009 - 21 answers

Southwest roadtrip with kids

Family friendly places to stay from Phoenix to El Paso? [more inside]
posted by I_drew_an_angelfish on Mar 18, 2009 - 6 answers

Italian Treats for Children?

What are some good Italian-themed treats for children? [more inside]
posted by shrimpsmalls on Mar 18, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me help the children

Help me be a more effective tutor for smart but focus-challenged kids in the 8-12 year old range. [more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered on Mar 16, 2009 - 7 answers

5-year old with repeated high fevers lasting only a few hours each (4 times in 2 weeks)

At 8 am this morning my five year old son was fine. At noon he had a temperature of 40.4 C (104.7 F). By 4:30 his temp was normal again. This is the fourth time in the last two weeks he's had a high fever (over 39) that lasts for only a few hours . What's up? [more inside]
posted by winston on Mar 9, 2009 - 9 answers

Where to post flyers/ advertise for free in Chicago? And in general, how to get hired for a block party?

Where to post flyers/ advertise for free in Chicago? And in general, how to get hired for a block party? [more inside]
posted by lblair on Mar 5, 2009 - 2 answers

Windows kiosk for kids

I want to disable everything in Windows -- start menu, explorer, task bar, etc. etc., except for certain apps of my choosing, for a kiosk-style experience for my kids. [more inside]
posted by greensweater on Mar 3, 2009 - 14 answers

Does anyone remember this book series?

Help me remember the name of a series of kids books about anthropomorphic dinosaurs I used to read. [more inside]
posted by flyingcowofdoom on Mar 3, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me trick out my kid's Mac

Help me trick out my old Mac for my preschooler. [more inside]
posted by mds35 on Feb 23, 2009 - 11 answers

What do I teach my kids instead of line number BASIC?

What's the modern day equivalent of old school "line number" BASIC as a tool for young children to play and learn with? [more inside]
posted by majick on Feb 21, 2009 - 42 answers

Is it too late to break up with my wife?!

Is it too late to break up with my wife?! [more inside]
posted by kitkat09 on Feb 20, 2009 - 44 answers

Can I go out to Play?

[HobbiesForKidsFilter]: Hobby suggestions for a bright 11 year old boy who doesn't like sports. Familiar story probably for many as he is bright, considerate, thoughtful and somewhat outside his mainstream classmates obsessed with football and the like. [more inside]
posted by Funmonkey1 on Feb 14, 2009 - 29 answers

Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?

Roadtrip attractions for 3-5 year-old kids between New York City and Atlanta, by way of Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC.??? [more inside]
posted by sd on Feb 12, 2009 - 5 answers

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