Answers to Your Parenting Questions
I have two children so thought I knew what "normal" was and just felt kind of funny in my gut with some of the things my younger child did. I know there are differences between boys and girls so just chalked it up to that for a couple of years.
My daughter is only finishing kindergarten but I worry that she's been depressed this year. Is it possible for a child this young to feel depressed? What's normal? We've tried everything from hugs to cajoling her out of her moods but nothing seems to last very long.
I have a 5 3-4 year old boy. He is very sweet, kind, caring and sensitive. He is having a problem with the boys in camp. They won't play with him, they call him names and tease him.
When my son got home and shared all his exciting news of the game and celebration, he mentioned that there weren't enough drivers for all the kids. The solution the coaches came up with was "double belting" some of the kids so they could all fit in the cars.
My husband thinks our kids (3,5 & 9) will be behind the learning curves if we're not getting and making them use all the latest computer tools. Even the 3 year old!
My daughter keeps asking questions about babies and where they come from and what we meant by we "tried" to have a baby for a long time.
This is supposed to be the time of good cheer and good will...have you been out to the malls lately?
I have a 1st grader who hates going to school! She loved Kindergarten, really liked her teachers and friends at the beginning of the year but almost everyday it's a battle to get her in the classroom.
If you have a child full of RAGE, how do you recommend dealing with them. Currently he takes his rage out on me.
My grandchildren live far enough away that I don't see them very often. When they do come over, especially for the holidays, it seems like they just want to watch TV and open their presents
...After they left my daughter was putting away the toys they had played with and she told me some of her favorite things were missing.
My child hates changes! Even the good ones - like if we say we are going on a vacation - to DISNEYLAND! Of course this means that she also hates having a new classroom every year and a new teacher and new friends to make.
I just want to know one thing - how do I make my kids listen?
My son is in Kindergarten and he has had 2 BM accidents at school. He is an only child and I'm afraid that at home with our constant reminders, he has never learned to go for himself. How do I in essence potty train him?
My sister lives in another city, she is a single parent of an 8 year old girl. She's pretty flighty - she moves and changes jobs at least once a year so she doesn't really have great health care coverage.
Help - my 5 year old son has been potty trained for 2 years, but he still has accidents at least 4 or 5 times a week.
My mother in law has a drinking problem. It seems that she has ever since my husband was young and everyone in his family tries to act like she's not really a problem drinker or that it's no big thing on those occasions when she gets mad at family get togethers and starts yelling.
My this is my daughter's last month at the school she's gone to for a few years. Out of the blue, she's been talking about how much she'll miss this child or that one - and these are not even kids she played with much over these years.
My 7 year old's whiney behavior is getting to me. Whenever I ask to do anything whines and complains and drags her feet to get it done
I've heard of parents of little kids having this problem but thought it went away when they got older. But my 5 and 7 year old kids often tell me "I hate you!". When they say this I just feel so bad.
My husband has never taken a parenting class, refuses to pick up a parenting book or even glance at an article in the newspaper!
No one in my family has even been very good at math and I know many of the high tech jobs of the future will require a solid background in this field. I want to ensure my children have all the advantages we can provide.
My 7 year old son is such a wonderful child, he is caring towards his 3 year old brother and other children. He is very well mannered and usually, a very happy child. Until now.
My wife and I are having a huge disagreement about what the best education options are for our two children. Our oldest is 7 and is doing well in school - she enjoys her teachers, gets average or above grades and has good friends.
What could or should I do when I think the children are in an inappropriate movie? What about when these families sit near me and the children are clearly distressed by what they are seeing or hearing but the parents continue to stay watching the movie...
How can you really tell if your child is smart?
My two children fight like cats and dogs over EVERY little thing! "That's not fair!" "He got more than me!" "She got to sit next to you last time!" They're driving me nuts.
My boys are 5 and 7 and LOVE to play video games. That's all they'd do if I let them! How much is too much? And can it really affect their behavior?
My five year old still throws tantrums in the store when I don't buy him what he wants.
How young is too young to start a bank account?