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Help me help pass a bill from afar!

Woah! A state senate bill, coming up for a vote next week in a state other than mine, would set a unique precedent that's extremely important for my family. Tell me everything I can do to help this bill from afar. [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Jul 3, 2012 - 12 answers

My Terrible Mistake to Attend Graduate School

Should I leave my graduate school? Is it even worth it to get a master's degree? Long story inside. [more inside]
posted by ohmansocute on Jul 3, 2012 - 18 answers

Looking for post-divorce Pro Se resources.

Looking for post-divorce Pro Se resources. [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Jul 3, 2012 - 9 answers

How do I best support my father through a tough breakup?

How can I support my father through what's likely to be a really painful breakup? What support do you wish you had, or were you grateful to have, from your adult children while going through divorce? [more inside]
posted by yomimono on Jun 25, 2012 - 6 answers

Ailing Father, Neglectful Stepmother, & a Confused Daughter

How do I address my father's illness, marital problems, and general malaise as a child who has long ago flown the coop and has no solid plans to return to her hometown? [more inside]
posted by afabulousbeing on Jun 16, 2012 - 12 answers

Surfer mom

What's a good place/way to set up a website for a parent? [more inside]
posted by bjrn on May 18, 2012 - 12 answers

What advice would help this family?

What can I do to help my mother and siblings cope with an abusive parent? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2012 - 5 answers

I knew being a parent wouldn't be easy, but this is really hard.

Help me be a better long-distance parent. [more inside]
posted by doomtop on May 2, 2012 - 12 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 does an (almost) full time single parent cope with loss, change, and loneliness?

How does a single parent cope with an already limited social life and general stress with the added crap of breaking up (again!)? [more inside]
posted by retrofitted on Apr 16, 2012 - 10 answers

How to deal with an elderly parent going senile?

Suggestions for dealing with an elderly parent who appears to be going senile? [more inside]
posted by Napoleonic Terrier on Apr 1, 2012 - 10 answers

Older mother with significant osteoporosis, what to expect

Mother, 80 years old, with significant osteoporosis -- what should we expect? [more inside]
posted by ClaudiaCenter on Mar 11, 2012 - 7 answers

Baby assvice. ALWAYS do this. NEVER do that.

What parenting advice/gospel did you choose NOT to follow? Why? Are you pleased with your choice? [more inside]
posted by semacd on Mar 3, 2012 - 42 answers

How can I not get so agitated by my ill parent's moaning?

How can I not get so agitated by my ill parent's moaning? I live with my parents and take care of my dad while my mom works during the day. He has had medical problems that have left him temporarily unable to move around much, and now he has a yeast infection on his butt that is making just sitting painful at times. I can hear him sometimes moaning in pain in the other room. I can't just put on headphones, because I have to be able to hear when he calls me for help. It's having almost a physical effect on me. I get disgusted and aggravated when I hear this, and the stress is keeping me from getting much done. Is there any way I can manage this?
posted by vash on Jan 25, 2012 - 24 answers

The 'thank you note': child's edition

At what age (if any) should a child/young adult be expected to address the envelope of a thank you note sent through the mail? [more inside]
posted by Napoleonic Terrier on Jan 24, 2012 - 38 answers

stepmom broke up with me

How can I emotionally begin to handle the end of my relationship with my ex-stepmother? This is the end of a very tangled family situation and I have no idea how to deal with it. I feel terrible. [more inside]
posted by athenadanae on Jan 11, 2012 - 35 answers

How to photograph what a hug feels like

I would like to photograph what it feels like to be hugged (be the huggee). I'm looking for inspiration. Have you ever seen a photo or film shot that captures this feeling? [more inside]
posted by brynnwood on Jan 9, 2012 - 8 answers

Figuring out a cause of death 30 years post-mortem.

How can I find out what killed my father? [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Dec 27, 2011 - 8 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

How to find a Birth parent in the Basque Region of Spain?

Ms. Gogomickey just found out her birth father is from the Basque region of Spain. Any suggestions how to start a search given the extreme language barrier? She has a name and other specific information.
posted by gogomickey on Nov 29, 2011 - 9 answers

Tips for new parents. Have at it!

What tips/lifehacks can you think of for the upcoming parents. Don't care how small the tips are - just avoid the obvious ones. [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on Nov 20, 2011 - 50 answers

How to Keep a Non-Custodial Parent out of the Financial Aid Process Legally?

One of my 3 kids is applying for early decision to college and I have a financial aid question about having her non-custodial dad be part of the process. [more inside]
posted by kinetic on Oct 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Attending a funeral of an estranged parent

My estranged father passed away. Should I attend his funeral? Lengthy, snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by kitkatcathy on Oct 14, 2011 - 35 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

Is Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle "appropriate" reading for a 12 year old?

Is Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle "appropriate" reading for a 12 year old? [more inside]
posted by ennui.bz on Sep 3, 2011 - 42 answers

How do I close all child windows opened by a parent window?

Javascript Filter: How do I close all child windows opened by a parent window? [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Jul 26, 2011 - 8 answers

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

Am I in a good position to be a foster parent?

Am I in a good position to be a foster parent? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2011 - 21 answers

Caring for a sick parent

My mom had breast cancer several years ago, and developed lymphedema, which she was managing with pain medication until last November. In November, the pain management clinic decided to change her medications, which led to a gradual but dramatic decline in my mom's standard of living. [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Jul 1, 2011 - 10 answers

What are some good applications for a school to use to manage parent/teacher communication?

Looking for an application for a small school that can manage a few specific tasks. Does this software exist? [more inside]
posted by archimago on Jun 14, 2011 - 6 answers

How to deal with a parent who won't acknowledge my relationship?

My mother refuses to meet my fiance. I welcome any advice on how to deal with this, and would especially like to hear from people who have similar personal experiences. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2011 - 76 answers

Getting sexual mojo back: monogamous female edition

I need inspiration for rekindling my dormant sexuality, now that motherhood is underway. [more inside]
posted by misoramen on May 6, 2011 - 12 answers

NOT just running this up the flagpole to see if anyone salutes it...

Leave it to us to cause a kerfuffle just before the elementary school spring concert this Friday! My daughter, who's seven and in first grade, is in tears because we, her parents, asked her to modify a movement in her performance and the teacher's response was for her to just do as she's instructed (as reported by our daughter and taken with a grain of salt) because "I'm the one that's teaching here." [more inside]
posted by peagood on May 3, 2011 - 71 answers

Do I get my father a present for his wedding?

My father is getting remarried, with only the witnesses present, and there will be no reception. Should I get him a gift? Send a card? What is appropriate in a situation like this? [more inside]
posted by isnotarobot on Mar 28, 2011 - 22 answers

Is there anything in the Bible that can help one justify the estrangement of an abusive parent?

Is there anything in the Bible that can help one justify the estrangement of an abusive parent? I know that not speaking to my mother is the right thing to do, but what does the good book say? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2011 - 22 answers

Gen Y professional obliviousness - what's a good manager to do?

What to do about an oblivious young employee abusing a lenient work environment? [more inside]
posted by nadise on Jan 15, 2011 - 60 answers

What's causing my dad to act this way? What can I do to help him?

For several years now, my father, in sporadic bursts, has been acting very strangely. I'm not sure what is causing him to act like that, and I'm not sure what to do about it, so I'm looking for advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 27, 2010 - 19 answers

Keep a minor on birth control?

Can a parent/guardian do anything to keep a minor on birth control? [more inside]
posted by doctord on Sep 16, 2010 - 32 answers

Incentives for family involvement

What sorts of incentives can we offer to boost parent involvement? [more inside]
posted by nayrb5 on Sep 12, 2010 - 14 answers

Brain Changes In New Parents

I recently read about a study that found the brain thinks in more security-oriented ways after the birth of one's first child. I can no longer find it. Folk wisdom seems to say that once you have a child, your values usually change and you are a different person. Is there research for or against chemical and neurological changes in parents?
posted by matt_arnold on Sep 10, 2010 - 9 answers

Whether and how to make the leap into single parenthood at 37 weeks pregant?

I'm pretty sure it's better to be a single, lonely, terrified parent than an attached, angry, bitter parent - but need confirmation from a neutral third party. [more inside]
posted by pennywhistle on Sep 8, 2010 - 85 answers

How do I maintain the boundaries I've drawn with my mom and not drop them when she gets upset?

I'm trying to set healthy boundaries with my mom for the first time, but it's difficult because when I set a limit she gets upset, and then I feel awful and capitulate. She's not going to change, so what can I do or say to myself so that I don't give in quite so often? [more inside]
posted by colfax on Jul 17, 2010 - 19 answers

Where to move my mom around Cleveland?

I'm starting grad school in Cleveland next month. Due to some complicated circumstances, my mom will be following me. I've already got a place in Cleveland Heights; can you recommend an area nearby for her to live? [more inside]
posted by AAAAAThatsFiveAs on Jul 7, 2010 - 4 answers

Making the most of remaining time before baby...

I went to the doctor today and I have confirmation that I'm pregnant. How can I make the most out of the remaining ~32 weeks for me, my husband, and my new child? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2010 - 29 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

How is having a second child different from having the first?

How is having a second child different from having the first? [more inside]
posted by El Curioso on Jun 10, 2010 - 26 answers

After everything she's done for me, I just want to do something for her.

How do I make my mum feel better? Today. (And I'm broke.) [more inside]
posted by malibustacey9999 on May 12, 2010 - 14 answers

Does my 8-year-old have OCD?

Seeking advice and insights on how to deal with/react to my 8-year-old son's recent obsessive-compulsive-like behavior. [more inside]
posted by playmobil on Apr 29, 2010 - 13 answers

Darling, don't you go and cut his hair...

I'm pretty sure my mother gave our one year old his first haircut while my wife and I were at work, without our permission. She denies doing so. I'm not sure how we should handle this. [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Apr 26, 2010 - 49 answers

Big man scary!

My baby is terrified of her grandfather. What can we do to get her to like him a bit better? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Mar 2, 2010 - 19 answers

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