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I recently got chewed out at work by another mother who thinks that I expect too much from my 11 year old. She was angry because she feels that the chores I assign to my 11 yr...
Started by Becky on 10/13/2012 in Parenting Debates & Hot Topics
Last update on 11/26/2012 by Lakota
Sooooooo......for those of you that vaccinate your kids, do you vaccinate your animals? And how about those of you that DON'T vaccinate your children, are your pets at least...
Started by ~â¥Little Miss on 07/26/2012 in Parenting Debates & Hot Topics
Last update on 11/17/2012 by REANE
I am in my30s and dating a man in his 30s also. He has three young children and the oldest being 7. when we started dating we had the discussion on whether we will have more...
Started by M9issy on 11/14/2012 in Parenting Debates & Hot Topics
Last update on 11/15/2012 by Dove
With research suggesting that most children are abused by someone they know, has the old "stranger danger" campaign become obsolete? What are warning signs we should be...
Started by Nikki on 04/10/2010 in Parenting Debates & Hot Topics
Last update on 11/11/2012 by Frank
My loser ex has been pretty much absent since our son was born. He is almost two. He has traveled all over the place all this time and wanting to see him the times he is in the...
Started by Fernanda on 09/30/2012 in Parenting Debates & Hot Topics
Last update on 11/09/2012 by Aria
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-g/parenting-children-sex-talk_b_1119257.html If your kids walk in on you and your partner having sex do you tell the truth about what you're...
Started by *Fluffy Bunnies on 11/30/2011 in Parenting Debates & Hot Topics
Last update on 11/06/2012 by Ashley
Do you think Facebook has a negative effect on relationships with people adding exes and temptation to stray being right at the fingertips? Do you think it causes problems in...
Started by Jenn on 07/26/2011 in Parenting Debates & Hot Topics
Last update on 11/03/2012 by Chloe
My Step son is 22 and still kisses his mom on the mouth, I am kind of uncomfortable about this, what is a good way to bring this subject to my wife? And should I be okay with it.
Started by George on 10/21/2012 in Parenting Debates & Hot Topics
Last update on 11/02/2012 by Rachel
What are your Halloween Rules, when it come to candy? Do your kids trick or treat? Do you buy the candy back from them? Trade it for a treat? We have a dentist in our area who...
Started by Sally on 10/11/2011 in Parenting Debates & Hot Topics
Last update on 10/26/2012 by Jazmyne
Following on from the 'Long or short of it' thread, what are your thoughts about living together before getting married? In New Zealand I think its fairly common for couples to...
Started by Anika on 09/13/2010 in Parenting Debates & Hot Topics
Last update on 10/24/2012 by Jazmyne
I like you ladies, so I figured you could help! My son has a lot of toys that cannot be submerged in a bleach solution/soap and water because they are battery operated. My...
Started by Ashley on 04/14/2010 in Parenting Debates & Hot Topics
Last update on 10/20/2012 by Tinker1987