• I don’t like my husband having female friends?

    My husband has a female friend from his hometown that he’s known for years. I’ve met her a few times and she came to our wedding and my babyshower. She’s a nice girl. She calls my husband on occasion to see how he’s doing and she always asks about me. My husband always puts her on speaker phone. She’s married and... show more
    My husband has a female friend from his hometown that he’s known for years. I’ve met her a few times and she came to our wedding and my babyshower. She’s a nice girl. She calls my husband on occasion to see how he’s doing and she always asks about me. My husband always puts her on speaker phone. She’s married and I’ve met her husband. She hasn’t ever given me a reason to not trust her. I’m just not comfortable with females calling my husbands phone or really him having female friends in general. I feel like since we are married it’s not appropriate for other females to be talking to him. Should I tell my husband this? Anyone else feel this way? Am I overreacting here?
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is bmw and Mercedes a krout car?

    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • Should I put my baby’s toddler bed in my room?

    Best answer: Sure. That's common for transitioning from cosleeping to their own bed/room. We put a mattress on the floor beside our bed, but a toddler bed is the same concept. No, it doesn't mean he'll only sleep in your bed. Toddlers do have comprehension and understand actions and consequences. Our children... show more
    Best answer: Sure. That's common for transitioning from cosleeping to their own bed/room. We put a mattress on the floor beside our bed, but a toddler bed is the same concept.

    No, it doesn't mean he'll only sleep in your bed. Toddlers do have comprehension and understand actions and consequences. Our children were all two when we began the transition and they understood it. They didn't crawl into my bed, not at bedtime or during the night.
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • What would you prefer?

    Best answer: I would want whichever was appropriate for the child. Generally kids that age can use a toilet, but if they have some issue and can't or won't, then I would want a school that can accommodate their special needs. I am not sure of the exact age as we are talking a long time ago, but I remember my little... show more
    Best answer: I would want whichever was appropriate for the child. Generally kids that age can use a toilet, but if they have some issue and can't or won't, then I would want a school that can accommodate their special needs.

    I am not sure of the exact age as we are talking a long time ago, but I remember my little brother was terrified of toilets until he was pretty old because he was afraid he would fall in. He used one of those little kid potty things until he got over it.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • I have a teen coming to my house today as a potential sitter for my son. Do I pay her for her time today or wait til she begins babysitting?

    Best answer: If you are interviewing her, no. If you are giving her instructions it would be the right thing to pay her.
    Best answer: If you are interviewing her, no. If you are giving her instructions it would be the right thing to pay her.
    10 answers · 1 week ago
  • My 4 yr old throws a tantrum every day before nap time. Could she be outgrowing them?

    Best answer: If you aren't having a reading time, do that instead. She may not need a nap, but a rest is never a bad thing. Just don't call it that- she may get bored or have trouble powering down. Let her do something that allows her to recharge without actually requiring her to sleep or sit in a dark room. It can... show more
    Best answer: If you aren't having a reading time, do that instead.
    She may not need a nap, but a rest is never a bad thing. Just don't call it that- she may get bored or have trouble powering down. Let her do something that allows her to recharge without actually requiring her to sleep or sit in a dark room. It can be very frustrating to someone whose brain is still engaged and looking for things to do.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Should an 18 year old son be responsible for paying his mother’s bills when she is fully capable to get a job and pay them herself?

    She is a stay at home mom with a 2 year old, 5 year old, 7 year old, 13 year old, 18 year old, and 20 year old, and living off what the government is giving her every month. She could get a weekend job and have her son babysit the kids or ask a family member to help out. I think it’s ridiculous that she is even... show more
    She is a stay at home mom with a 2 year old, 5 year old, 7 year old, 13 year old, 18 year old, and 20 year old, and living off what the government is giving her every month. She could get a weekend job and have her son babysit the kids or ask a family member to help out. I think it’s ridiculous that she is even letting her son pay ALL of her bills. He is 18 years old, he should be saving his money for when he needs to buy a house and have a family of his own.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • My daughters fever won t break!?

    My 11month old daughter has had a fever since Saturday night right now it s 102.1 it gets a little higher every time I check it when she doesn t have her Tylenol and Motrin in her system. Her Dr said its just a virus but her fever will not stay down and she has also had a cough for about 2 weeks should I just go... show more
    My 11month old daughter has had a fever since Saturday night right now it s 102.1 it gets a little higher every time I check it when she doesn t have her Tylenol and Motrin in her system. Her Dr said its just a virus but her fever will not stay down and she has also had a cough for about 2 weeks should I just go with the Dr opinion or ask that they do more testing?
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Need help with 6 year old and peeing to stand up..?

    Best answer: Get his brother to go to the toilet with him and show him how it is done, most little boys look up to their big brothers and want to copy them.
    Best answer: Get his brother to go to the toilet with him and show him how it is done, most little boys look up to their big brothers and want to copy them.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What to do when non-physical punishments don't work anymore?

    I'm struggling withy niece and nephews behaviour lately. They're 2 and 4 years old. Over the past year their behaviour has just got worse and worse (I'm around them nearly every day). They never do as they are asked, they answer back, they run away when you try to punish them, they hit each other, they... show more
    I'm struggling withy niece and nephews behaviour lately. They're 2 and 4 years old. Over the past year their behaviour has just got worse and worse (I'm around them nearly every day). They never do as they are asked, they answer back, they run away when you try to punish them, they hit each other, they try to hurt the pet cats. They just seem to try and push every button and every boundary. It's getting way out of hand now that the punishments don't work. You tell them off? They answer back. Naughty step? They'll run away or sit there all day, they don't care. Take a toy away? Don't care. Now I come from a family where if you really overstepped the line you got a swipe round the back of the head or on the bum. But their not MY children so I can really do any of that (btw I don't believe in unnecessary beating. Just a swipe to shock them). My sister let's them get away with anything while Im doing everything a parent would do for them but just getting walked all over and disrespected. So is there any other punishments out there that would be effective? Or any tips on managing behaviour? Or how to respond to being flat out disrespected?
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Am I raising my 9 year old son wrong?

    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is it normal for a 4 year old to have a meltdown for a hour over not being able to play with a thermometer?

    Best answer: Normal lol. My son who’s 3 has meltdowns over such things that can last for up to an hour. I can completely blank the screaming though. Other people can’t. My sister gives in to her son when he does this because she can’t cope with the screaming. Giving in means the kid won so they know next time all they need to... show more
    Best answer: Normal lol. My son who’s 3 has meltdowns over such things that can last for up to an hour. I can completely blank the screaming though. Other people can’t. My sister gives in to her son when he does this because she can’t cope with the screaming.
    Giving in means the kid won so they know next time all they need to do it scream for long enough and mum/dad will give in. Don’t. That’s the worst thing you could do.
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Any ideas on how to get my 1 year old to sleep through the night in her own bed?

    Best answer: Sure. You, like thousands of other loving mothers, are unwilling to let your baby learn to self-soothe and put herself back to sleep. You have trained your daughter to sleep with you by giving in. So.... get ready for a difficult few weeks or months. Step 1: make sure your daughter is in a crib that she... show more
    Best answer: Sure. You, like thousands of other loving mothers, are unwilling to let your baby learn to self-soothe and put herself back to sleep. You have trained your daughter to sleep with you by giving in. So.... get ready for a difficult few weeks or months.

    Step 1: make sure your daughter is in a crib that she can't climb out of.

    Step 2: Establish a bedtime routine where you rock her, read to her, say prayers, go through a special good-night routine. or whatever it is -- and then you say good-night quietly and cheerfully, and walk away. It may help to have music or a story or light show running.

    Step 3. When she wakes, you go to her, check her diaper or whatever else might be needed, comfort her BRIEFLY, and put her back to bed. If she cries, let her cry for at least 5 minutes -- it will seem like a year. Alternatively, you can sit in a chair by her crib. Do NOT take her to bed with you. You will have to repeat this process for several nights.

    Over time, your daughter will realize the following:
    1. Here protests are not going to get her back into your bed, so she will stop employing those tactics.
    2. She has the ability to fall back to sleep and to self-soothe/self-comfort herself.
    9 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Are these warning signs of autism?

    Best answer: Everything you've described can be indicators of a spectrum disorder such as asperger's. The page below has a really great list of symptoms of autism. The biggest indicator in your daughter's age range would be if she doesn't show interest in faces or if she doesn't seem to recognize emotions.... show more
    Best answer: Everything you've described can be indicators of a spectrum disorder such as asperger's. The page below has a really great list of symptoms of autism. The biggest indicator in your daughter's age range would be if she doesn't show interest in faces or if she doesn't seem to recognize emotions. Maybe consider talking with a specialist? The earlier you talk to a professional the better. At the very least it may offer some kind of relief for you.

    Raising a toddler can be difficult but raising a child with autism can be very challenging and you should seek support for the both of you as early as possible.

    https://www.babycenter.com/0_early-signs...
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • 5 yo regressing potty training. Help.?

    My 5 yo sd has been potty trained since around 2. But these last couple months have been terrible. We have tried spankings, cold showers, rewards for pottying in the toilet, taking toys away, timeouts, being grounded, putting back in Pull-Ups (which she uses instead of trying to go potty), Star Charts, potty... show more
    My 5 yo sd has been potty trained since around 2. But these last couple months have been terrible. We have tried spankings, cold showers, rewards for pottying in the toilet, taking toys away, timeouts, being grounded, putting back in Pull-Ups (which she uses instead of trying to go potty), Star Charts, potty charts, sticker charts, positive reinforcement, big girl talks, counseling, we've even tried to ignore the fact that she potties herself and reward her when she goes potty in the toilet. I am out of ideas and don't know what to do. Anyone else deal with anything like this? We also constantly remind her to go potty frequently so she's less likely to have an accident. I have three other step children that are potty trained and none of them do this, she is the only one and she is the youngest. And we have all of the children full time. No bashing, just looking for helpful ideas.
    12 answers · 4 weeks ago