School-Age Kids

Moms with children in kindergarten or older. Come share stories, questions and advice! We're here to listen and help.

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Bath or shower?

At what age do you think a child is ready to start showering themselves? How do you trust that they're cleaning themselves well enough?

Started by April on 02/23/2009 in School-Age Kids

Last update on 07/27/2019 by Rachael

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When did you let your child bathe alone?

My little girl is 5 and I believe that maybe she should be bathing herself. I think it's time for me to step back and trust her to do a good job herself. My family on the other...

Started by Candi on 08/10/2010 in School-Age Kids

Last update on 07/27/2019 by Rachael

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5 year old refuses to poop in the toilet!

we have tried everything. Even cutting a small hole in the pull up while he sits on the toilet. He won't go with a hole in it! He is stuck at pooping on the toilet with a pull...

Started by Kristin on 07/07/2019 in School-Age Kids

Last update on 07/18/2019 by Summer

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Older kids alone in shower?

Hi! I was just wondering when other moms started leaving their older child alone in the bathroom for a shower/bath?? I think my oldest is getting old enough, but I don't know...

Started by Anneke on 01/05/2011 in School-Age Kids

Last update on 07/13/2019 by Rachael

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leave alone

me and a friend were talking about laws in ct and at what age can a child be left alone isay limited when they are 11/12 she lets her daughter get off bus alone and...

Started by Maryanne on 10/02/2018 in School-Age Kids

Last update on 04/10/2019 by Rachael

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when to let them walk to school?

i have three kids in school, one 7 and two 6 year olds. they want to walk home from school without me. I think they may be too young but their dad thinks it's fine. What do you...

Started by Monique on 10/04/2010 in School-Age Kids

Last update on 03/12/2019 by Rachael

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4 year old refuse to have enema

I know it is weird to ask this question here but my 4 years old daughter is seriously constipated and the doctor said she really needs to have an enema , she refused to have it...

Started by Alicia on 11/28/2012 in School-Age Kids

Last update on 02/17/2019 by Rachael

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Bedtime for a 9 year old

I would like to know the average bed time moms are putting their 9 year olds to bed. I have a 5 and 9 year old who share a room so I put them both to bed around 8:30. I would...

Started by Ashley on 04/26/2010 in School-Age Kids

Last update on 02/17/2019 by Rachael

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Help. Struggling Third Grader.

Hi everyone, My name is Brittney, this is my first post on this site, but I’d really like some other parents opinions on an issue I having with my son at school. My son is 10...

Started by Brittney on 12/19/2018 in School-Age Kids

Last update on 12/19/2018 by Brittney

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