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Top new questions this week:

Just found out my 13 year old girl is Bi and dating a 17 year old girl in an "open" relationship. Huh? Now what?

A little background- my daughter has never had a boyfriend/girlfriend or relationship and is in 8th grade. She has always been young for her age and had a tough time identifying with other girls and …

asked by user7283 27 votes
answered by Erik Kowal 41 votes

How to explain why a relative is not welcome to a 9 year old

Very soon my mother's brother will be released from prison. He is a pedophile. He was caught, plead guilty, etc etc...he is not someone I'd want around any child, certainly not my own. My mother, …

primary-schooler safety extended-family grandparents separation  
asked by Jax 12 votes
answered by Joe 7 votes

Childproofing USB outlet

I brought and installed an electrical outlet with USB chargers. Then, I childproof the power outlet and wondered if the USB ports needed to be childproof too? What if my two year old toddler put a …

asked by NawaMan 9 votes
answered by TechieType 10 votes

Potty training 20 months old, doesn't know when she needs to go

We've started potty-training our 20 months old girl, during a 10 day vacation (from work and daycare). At first she would not sit on the potty, but that improved after the first few hours and now she …

toddler potty-training  
asked by user7290 8 votes
answered by Kyle Hale 9 votes

How to help my wife cope w/ being a stay-at-home mom

My wife stays at home with our 4yo and I work full time. We moved to our current city a year ago and do not have many friends or family in the area. She feels isolated and depressed, and also guilty …

parents stay-at-home  
asked by Dan 8 votes
answered by Jessica Brown 3 votes

Four year old does not play with toys

My four year old son pretty much doesn't play. I mean, he will usually when he has another child to play with but overall, throughout the week he doesn't play. It's driving me crazy because he seems …

pre-schooler toys play  
asked by user7292 6 votes
answered by Joe 7 votes

How to properly clean the ducks and his friends?

You know, these ducks. My little one loves her ducks, some ducks friends, a small manual portable shower, and so on: all they go to her bathtub and we play a lot. In the end, although I squeeze, …

toys cleaning bathing  
asked by woliveirajr 5 votes
answered by Valkyrie 3 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How do I help my 4 month old nap longer?

My daughter is 4 1/2 months old and she only naps for 30-45 minutes at a time. She wakes up happy, but she is tired again after a little over an hour. I know some babies are naturally short nappers. …

infant sleep sleep-training  
asked by Ferk 7 votes
answered by justkt 6 votes

Baby always rolling over and ending up sleeping on his stomach, is it dangerous?

Our 3 months old baby is very keen on rolling over and being on his stomach. Most of the time he automatically rolls over in a few minutes after we put him on his back, including during bed time. Is …

infant sleep newborn bedtime  
asked by user69715 12 votes
answered by justkt 12 votes
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