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Wake up sleepyhead! It's time to get dressed!

How can I constructively get my 4 year old to get up and get ready in the morning? [more inside]
posted by leahwrenn on Mar 17, 2010 - 32 answers


My teenage daughter is constantly bragging about herself to complete strangers. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by cottonswab on Mar 12, 2010 - 49 answers

What are some good activity books and websites for fathers and sons?

What are some good activity books and websites for fathers and sons? [more inside]
posted by imabanana on Mar 11, 2010 - 7 answers

Hum Rel/Law & Gov/Grab Bag: Is there Empirical Evidence of Benefits for the Child who is able to Interact with both Parents daily in a Divorced situation?

I need to find this. Very important to me. Is there empirical evidence relating to this question: Are there advantages for the children of divorced families being able to interact with both parents every day? If so, what are those benefits?--Again, in terms of citable evidence. [more inside]
posted by justrobin on Mar 5, 2010 - 3 answers

Help a future new parent get with the times...

[Future parent filter]: What parenting issues are more or less unique to this moment in history? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Mar 3, 2010 - 50 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

Should our son skip a grade?

How did skipping a grade work out for you or your child, and what were the factors that made the biggest difference? [more inside]
posted by Betsy Vane on Feb 25, 2010 - 88 answers

Hostages to fortune

How can I maintain some optimism about my child's future, given the crappy crappy world we live in? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 24, 2010 - 45 answers

Yeah, it's nice. That's nice too. Yup. Nice.

Why does my 7-year-old daughter always seek praise and how do I deal with it? I need suggestions for specific responses. [more inside]
posted by yawper on Feb 18, 2010 - 40 answers

Help me prepare my type 1 diabetic teenager for life after high school.

My daughter is going to be graduating high school next year, and hopefully going to college. She is also a type 1 diabetic. What should/can I be doing now to prepare us both for the future? [more inside]
posted by cottonswab on Feb 11, 2010 - 10 answers

Call of Duty and Teens

Teens playing "Call of Duty"--is it really that harmful? [more inside]
posted by sandra194 on Jan 26, 2010 - 100 answers

Raising pre-teens really IS hell

I need help sorting out if my son is behaving like a typical pre-teen or if he completely flipped the hell out. My oldest son turned 12 a couple months ago and now I have no idea who this child is. I'm at a loss to know what's normal for this age and what I should be concerned about. Books and the Internet are all over the map, so maybe the hive mind can help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2010 - 67 answers

what do I need to know before I donate sperm?

A female friend recently asked if I'd be willing to be a sperm donor. We've agreed to discuss the possibility in a series of conversations over the next few months. What questions should I ask her? What factors do I need to take into consideration?
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2010 - 27 answers

It's Daddy Daughter Day! Now we need some books.

I need picture book recommendations! Even though I'm a librarian! I'm after picture books (baby anachronism is 7 months old) - specifically ones with/about fathers and daughters. [more inside]
posted by geek anachronism on Jan 15, 2010 - 25 answers

Kid Juggling

Baby number two is on the way! My children will be about 18 months apart. My wife and I have the baby thing down pat.......when there is only one baby. What can we expect when baby two comes along, and how can we best handle it with minimal stress? I am looking for stories of your experiences and what you did that made the transition and ongoing experience work for you. How did your firstborn handle it? How did you juggle and delegate responsibility? How was that first plane ride? Feeding? Sleeping? Is it a lot more work or are there efficiencies built into the process? Help mommy and daddy learn about managing multiple little monsters.
posted by jasondigitized on Jan 11, 2010 - 18 answers

Can you suggest a great long-running anime show for my son and I to watch on DVD?

Can you suggest a great long-running anime show for my son and I to watch on DVD? [more inside]
posted by jeffreyclong on Jan 8, 2010 - 46 answers

Dad, please stop beating a dead horse.

I am a paralegal. No matter what I say, my father continually reminds me that if I went to law school I would have a better job, make more money, etc. If I say anything remotely intelligent, he automatically responds, "See, you should go to law school." Please help me make him understand that I don't want to go back to school, and his nonstop pestering only makes me feel stupid and inadequate. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2010 - 54 answers

Help me keep my cool with my kid

Have you successfully stopped yelling at your children? I hate myself for yelling. I am in therapy, and I'm a self-reflective person. I'm also very stressed at work, a single parent, and often overwhelmed, without a real support system. My ex-husband went back to his native Iran, re-married a local woman and does not contribute financially any more. That's another story, but the point is I don't have a lot of help. I am in therapy and work on my parenting and my deeper reasons for being frustrated, all the time. I vow to stop yelling. And then I yell again. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2010 - 39 answers

How/when to teach "perspective"?

Totally abstract parenting question: My kids are only 2 and 5, so this question is a bit early, but I wonder what other parents out there think about striking a balance between two seemingly-contradictory goals: Teaching our kids how to problem-solve, strive, and (hopefully) excel, while also helping them gain the perspective that in the end it doesn’t matter. [more inside]
posted by zachawry on Jan 3, 2010 - 27 answers

Help me help my 7-yr-old appreciate what she has.

Help me help my daughter appreciate what she has instead of wanting more, more, more. [more inside]
posted by lucyleaf on Dec 26, 2009 - 58 answers

Best tech gift for new dad: Wii or Pocket Video Camera?

Holiday gift for husband and our "new" family: Wii or Pocket Video Camera? [more inside]
posted by thenewbrunette on Dec 2, 2009 - 28 answers

What is the best children's music without branding & popular characters?

What is the best children's music without branding & popular characters? [more inside]
posted by raddevon on Nov 20, 2009 - 59 answers

Crying over poured milk. Why?

My 3-year-old daughter suddenly hates drinking milk. Mealtimes are rife with tears and battles of will. How can we get her to drink milk happily and eagerly again? [more inside]
posted by lexfri on Nov 20, 2009 - 78 answers

Help me explain autism to my child

How do I explain autism to my six-year-old? We were watching a tv program that featured a family where five of the six children were diagnosed as being somewhere on the autism spectrum, and my daughter was asking questions about autism, what it is, etc. What's an age-appropriate explanation? [more inside]
posted by Lulu's Pink Converse on Nov 13, 2009 - 8 answers

Is the cure baby aspirin? Because I'll take some .

Baby Fever... The biological clock is ticking hard. While I realize it is totally natural, and I know that eventually I want children, how do I calm the hell down? I feel such a huge sadness when I think that it might never happen... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2009 - 34 answers

Cites please!

What do I say to well-meaning people trying to dissuade me from the flu shot? [more inside]
posted by Go Banana on Oct 28, 2009 - 57 answers

Generative music toys

I'm looking for a generative music toy for my three year old autistic son. [more inside]
posted by Homeskillet Freshy Fresh on Oct 27, 2009 - 10 answers

The is nanny to the mother and the son.

I'm a nanny for a woman who's been unemployed for 2.5 months and is now depressed. The means she is a) home ALL THE TIME, and b) driving me absolutely crazy. What, if anything, can I say? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2009 - 24 answers

So now, my kid is a shoplifter. Grumpy neighbor relations ensue.

My kid spent the night with his friend. The next day, thinking he's still at the friend's house, I get a phone call from the local grocery store. Seems my kid was shoplifting. Now, both of the mom's involved are angry with each other. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2009 - 39 answers

How much yelling is okay for kids to be exposed to?

Being a parent. What's appropriate in terms of displaying emotions? Of course, more inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2009 - 51 answers

wanting to "divorce your kids" ?

How can I help someone who has three young children but who doesn't want to be a mother anymore? I know that this sounds completely irresponsible and selfish and cruel but I would appreciate help if you can take the time to read the details. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2009 - 27 answers

Kicking Children. Airplane.

How can I stop my toddlers from kicking the seat in front of them on an airplane? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Oct 8, 2009 - 56 answers

Why does my two-year-old throw up almost daily?

My 28-month-old boy throws up like Stan in "South Park," every 2 to 3 days. How can we help him keep his food down? [more inside]
posted by homelystar on Sep 28, 2009 - 14 answers

Teaching Children Responsibility

Please help me nip another parental failing in the bud. I want help my children be more responsible. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Sep 21, 2009 - 34 answers

How to Raise Happy Siblings?

Looking for parenting advice/resources for raising children who are close in age. Sibling rivalry has begun to enter the picture, and we want to learn how best to cope with it and limit it as much as possible. [more inside]
posted by gimli on Sep 12, 2009 - 10 answers

what does babby need?

I am going to have a baby sometime in the next month. What things do we need to have before the baby gets here, and what things are we better off waiting on? And what are we better off skipping altogether? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Sep 8, 2009 - 30 answers

Saddling Him With My Baggage

Parenting techniques, insight, and maturity needed before I completely ruin my kid's life. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2009 - 36 answers

Help me meditate.

I’m interested in learning more about meditation. I also have ADD and find it impossible to shut off my brain and clear my mind. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Aug 26, 2009 - 35 answers

Ensuring I never scream, "Tina, bring me the ax!"

Avoiding Mommie Dearest: How to raise a healthy, happy daughter when your own relationship with your mother was less than ideal? [more inside]
posted by thenewbrunette on Aug 24, 2009 - 20 answers

How To Raise Two Boys That Aren't Jerks

We're going to have a second boy. Help us get rational about it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2009 - 75 answers

I lost a link to a really interesting article I wanted to read... can YOU help me find it?

I lost a link to a really interesting article I wanted to read... can YOU help me find it? The article was probably on a science blog. It was, more or less, a debunking of arguments in favor of behavioral heritability and the genetic predisposition for certain horrible actions. If not a blog, perhaps it was in a weekly sitting in my therapist's office? [more inside]
posted by mr. remy on Aug 10, 2009 - 5 answers

Give me perspective on my dad's dating situation

My parents split about a year ago. My father has started dating under unusual circumstances, and it makes me somewhat angry. Am I overreacting? How can I find peace with the situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 4, 2009 - 32 answers

What am I doing wrong?

Any insights on how I can help my daughter? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2009 - 48 answers

Swing Swing Swing

BabyFilter: Getting a 4-month old to sleep in a crib instead of her beloved swing...help! [more inside]
posted by sapere aude on Jul 25, 2009 - 23 answers

Need an excellent co-parenting book.

What are some excellent co-parenting books? [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Jul 20, 2009 - 3 answers

Tips for single dad

Looking for tips, advice, how-to's, words of wisdom, dire warnings, helpful websites/blogs/books, and general info on single parenting in general...and for single parenting for a dad raising an almost 3yo in particular. [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Jul 13, 2009 - 12 answers

Is there any such thing as Daddyblogs?

I am looking for personal blogs written by dads. [more inside]
posted by SkylitDrawl on Jul 7, 2009 - 34 answers

A "top" school district-- how important?

Public education filter: if you went to school in a good district, a not-so-great district, or an in-between district, how did it affect the quality of your education and your success later in life? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jun 23, 2009 - 37 answers

I can't believe Blair did that to Serena!

It looks like my daughter will be earning a full scholarship to essentially the private school of her choice in NYC. These schools on average cost around $35,000/year. What's it like to go to an expensive private high school on scholarship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2009 - 23 answers

He's the Next Tiger Woods.

How are American parenting practices unique? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Jun 18, 2009 - 30 answers

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