Parenting Debates & Hot Topics

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Baby sitting rates!

We live in a very small town ( 200 people) an hour away from Spokane, Washington which is relatively a small city. Farming community. I'm so confused on what to pay another mom...

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Is a two old enough to be spanked

I was reading thread where the mother said she couldn't get her two year old to do anything. She said she had used spankings and time out that didn't work. She would also take...

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Is ADHD/ADD Overdiagnosed in America?

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, five percent of American children have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, prompting thousands of children to take medications like...

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Joint bank accounts?

Just curious, inspired by another thread in here on money. When did you get a joint bank account with your significant other? If you didn't. Why not?

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Bikini waxes for tweens

Would you let your young daughter get a bikini wax? One salon is offering %50 off for girls under 15. What age would you let your daughter get a bikini wax is she wanted one?...

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When is too old too say "Daddy"?

I am struggling with a 12 year old girl calling my husband "Daddy" when he isn't her actual father. She is now turning into a young adult and I think it's starting to become...

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