• Why do people think that spankings are child abuse?

    They are not
    They are not
    8 answers · 13 hours ago
  • Do you allow your child/children to have access to your bedroom anytime they want to?

    Personally, I don t like the idea of children making a habit of being in their parents bedroom. But, I do know quite a few parents who don t mind at all.
    Personally, I don t like the idea of children making a habit of being in their parents bedroom. But, I do know quite a few parents who don t mind at all.
    8 answers · 4 hours ago
  • Your 11-year-old desperately wants braces but doesn't need them.How would you get her to stop bugging you about getting braces?

    -She has been to 2 different dentists and both said she doesn't need to get braces. -But she keeps bugging you about getting braces,saying that her friends at school and all the other kids her age have them. -She is even upset and angry that the 2 dentists she has seen aren't letting her get braces.
    -She has been to 2 different dentists and both said she doesn't need to get braces. -But she keeps bugging you about getting braces,saying that her friends at school and all the other kids her age have them. -She is even upset and angry that the 2 dentists she has seen aren't letting her get braces.
    8 answers · 5 hours ago
  • Is a wife responsible for how the kids bond with her husband?

    Best answer: It is not your responsibility to make excuses for your husband's behavior with your children. But you deserve to have your own time as well, and if he refuses to take a turn supervising them so you can get a haircut or run errands or go shopping, that's a problem. Each parent is responsible for their own... show more
    Best answer: It is not your responsibility to make excuses for your husband's behavior with your children. But you deserve to have your own time as well, and if he refuses to take a turn supervising them so you can get a haircut or run errands or go shopping, that's a problem. Each parent is responsible for their own relationship with their children, and some parents end up brutally disappointed with the relationships they end up with when their children are adults.
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • Should I get my child a cellphone?

    My 7 year old son recently told me that he wants an iPhone, the first thing I asked him was “why?” He said because all his friends have phones and because they look fun.” I grew up in the 90s and I played with toys, not iPhones so it was really sad to see him asking me this. He already has an IPad which his father... show more
    My 7 year old son recently told me that he wants an iPhone, the first thing I asked him was “why?” He said because all his friends have phones and because they look fun.” I grew up in the 90s and I played with toys, not iPhones so it was really sad to see him asking me this. He already has an IPad which his father bought him, and he is addicted to that so getting him a phone might be worse. And he insists on getting the newest iPhone, I have no idea how he even knows about iPhones, he even knows the prices. I guess he might search that up on his iPad? Anyways, what should I do? He wants it for his 8th birthday which isn’t until September 7th, so I still have time to think about this.
    18 answers · 4 days ago
  • My 9 year old son and 7 year old daughter hate it when my boyfriend stays over. What should I do?

    I have been with my boyfriend for 13 months I introduced him to my kids 4 months ago. They get on well but they don't like him staying over. When it gets to their bed time if my boyfriend is at our house then they make a fuss. They will refuse to go to bed until he leaves, my daughter will start asking me if... show more
    I have been with my boyfriend for 13 months I introduced him to my kids 4 months ago. They get on well but they don't like him staying over. When it gets to their bed time if my boyfriend is at our house then they make a fuss. They will refuse to go to bed until he leaves, my daughter will start asking me if she can sleep in my bed. Then they disturb us during the night when they should be asleep. I have spoken to them about it and my kids said they don't know why they don't like him staying over. I don't know what to do because my kid's dad isn't around so I never don't have my kids. They hate it when I leave them with my brother for the night and they never want sleepovers at their friends. I need adult company and I want to continue building my relationship with my boyfriend. Also, it has become awkward with my children because they ask me why my boyfriend is allowed to sleep in my bed but they aren't. I assume my 9 year old has some idea about sex but I don't want to be explaining that to my 7 year old. What should I do about this situation?
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • My 12 year old son won't communicate with me in the stay-away camp?

    He likes the 3 week program very much. The camp keeps the kids busy all day except meal times, small breaks here and there, and 45 minutes before lights turned off at night when they can access to the phone. I know he would get to the phone as soon as he gets a chance so he can catch up with his games. But I... show more
    He likes the 3 week program very much. The camp keeps the kids busy all day except meal times, small breaks here and there, and 45 minutes before lights turned off at night when they can access to the phone. I know he would get to the phone as soon as he gets a chance so he can catch up with his games. But I didn't expect him not feeling homesick at all. I called, he wouldn't pick up; I sent text, he wouldn't respond. He called once when he received my care package to ask "what's in it"? Then he quickly hung up. Another time he called to ask for money. I sent him a reasonable amount after some discussion. His dad texted him regarding having to talk to mom at least 2 times a week, with no prevail. Didn't call him yesterday so I just called. He didn't pick up. I feel sad. He started like a teenager. It is tough to get him to do the right things. I do have to raise my voice more than before... Any advice? Had been trying to raise him an appreciative and respectful kid. But it doesn't look like it is working. :-(
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why do some little kids keep saying "mummy" or "daddy" constantly?

    Best answer: Imagine this: your friend is sitting on the other side of the room. You want to ask or tell them something, so you try to attract their attention by saying their name. They don't show any indication that they heard you. What do you do? Most people would repeat themselves. Say the other person's name... show more
    Best answer: Imagine this: your friend is sitting on the other side of the room. You want to ask or tell them something, so you try to attract their attention by saying their name.

    They don't show any indication that they heard you.

    What do you do?

    Most people would repeat themselves. Say the other person's name again, probably with more emphasis. And that's just what that toddler is doing. As long as the mother keeps ignoring the child, the child keeps trying to get her attention for whatever she wants to ask, tell or show by repeating 'mummy'.

    I'm not saying the mother should drop everything any time her child interrupts her, but it would probably help if she acknowledged her child, if only to tell her she needs to wait her turn.
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why do teenage girls get pregnant while they still live with their parents and don't have much money and then make them financially support?

    Then make their parents help financially support and help raise the child? I don't get it. How is that fair to the girl's parents? People should wait till they have a place of their own and can afford a child before they have a child.
    Then make their parents help financially support and help raise the child? I don't get it. How is that fair to the girl's parents? People should wait till they have a place of their own and can afford a child before they have a child.
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • Should I hide my scars around my cousins?

    I used to hurt myself, I don't anymore. my old scars are puffy and a few are still on the pink-side. So they can't be hid with makeup. And there's a lot of scars covering my arms, stomach, and legs. I'll be visiting my cousins soon, and I'm debating whether or not I should cover my scars. Their... show more
    I used to hurt myself, I don't anymore. my old scars are puffy and a few are still on the pink-side. So they can't be hid with makeup. And there's a lot of scars covering my arms, stomach, and legs. I'll be visiting my cousins soon, and I'm debating whether or not I should cover my scars. Their ages are 11, 6, and one is only a few months old. I'm confused on what to do! On one side... It's very hot where they are. I don't want to over heat. On the other side.. I don't know what to do if they ask questions! The 11 year old sorta viewed me as an older sister figure when she was little. I don't know how she'd feel about seeing me with scars. Please help me! :(
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is it safe to take your child wild swimming?

    My daughter in law regularly takes my granddaughters swimming in lakes and rivers where they live and they’ve been in the sea when they’ve visited me. My granddaughters are 3 years old and 6 years old. I really don’t like that she does this with them, I really don’t feel its safe. It feels like she’s needlessly... show more
    My daughter in law regularly takes my granddaughters swimming in lakes and rivers where they live and they’ve been in the sea when they’ve visited me. My granddaughters are 3 years old and 6 years old. I really don’t like that she does this with them, I really don’t feel its safe. It feels like she’s needlessly putting my grandchildren in harm. I’ve spoken to my son about it and he brushes it off, telling me they wouldn’t put the children in danger and that they both have wetsuits on and the younger one wears a buoyancy aid as she’s not as confident as the older one and they all wear brightly coloured swim caps so people on boats can see them. My daughter in law pulls a tow buoy too that the children have been known to rest on while they swim. It makes me uncomfortable that they do this. Last time they visited my eldest grandchild got stung by a jellyfish and cut her foot when she was in the water. They’d have been safer in a swimming pool with a life guard, not in the sea just the four of them. I’m worried that one day something will happen to my grandchildren because they aren’t making sure they’re safe. I get they’re an outdoorsy family and I chose not to say anything when I found out that my son was encouraging the girls to climb trees and took them rock climbing. I did however go spare when he climbed a tree in my back garden with the youngest on his back, it wasn’t very far but it was still a stupid idea.
    16 answers · 6 days ago
  • Anyone ever had a child that eats too much?

    I have a Foster child, recently moved in with me, but I haven't been told anything about her yet as it was an emergency placement. I did a £300 food shop and within 2 days nearly everything is gone. I don't know what to do? Some advice pls
    I have a Foster child, recently moved in with me, but I haven't been told anything about her yet as it was an emergency placement. I did a £300 food shop and within 2 days nearly everything is gone. I don't know what to do? Some advice pls
    5 answers · 1 day ago