I have and 9 year old daughter and a 14 month old son. Lately they have both been going through changes but I am struggling to figure out what to do. My daughter has been having more and more attitude issues. I feel like I have tried everything from sitting down and talking, giving more alone time with me, waiting for it to pass and taking things and privileges away. I feel like nothing is work... More
My son has been lying in school for no reason, making things up like hes been to Vietnam. And breaking rules. He traded his GPS watch for pokemon cards and said he didn't know where it was. I try to punish him but he doesn't care. I have nothing to take away. I will NOT spank him, but even threats to do it have no reaction. I have no recourse and can't afford therapy.
My lovely, smart, polite, friendly and well-liked girl is eight and in NYC 4th grade public school. I always taught her to obey the rules and the law but in this age of #metoo and with certain politicians violating the rights of women, how do I tell her to punch when she needs to? I've explained to her that certain things are never right, that boys (and men) should never touch her when she ... More
Our six year old does chores on a regular basis. I dont want to do money allowance but she is super into her baby alive. So what I'm thinking of doing instead...is teaching her that hard work will get her what she needs in a way. Instead of cash allowance I am thinking of doing baby alive things like diapers and food. This is coming from a little girl who tells me to babysit her baby while... More
I’m looking for recommendations for chapter or story books that are concise enough to read out loud but still have a good engaging plot they will enjoy hearing over several reading sessions. We’ve read through the Magic Treehouse series a couple of times and they loved those, so if you know of anything similar I’d love to hear it. TIA!
I have a 6 year old and a 8 year old that refused to eat vegetables. I have tried all kinds of vegetables and have cooked them different ways and still nothing. They get a different vegetable everyday for dinner. I've even gone so far as to try and blend them up to disguise vegetables. cauliflower mashed potatoes broccoli cheese soup. How do you get your kids to eat vegetable?
Hi everyone it's my first time posting here, I want to talk about my almost 6 year old son's school issues. He has a very sweet, calm and kind nature and has basically never gone to any school before kindergarten ( where he is now). Due to him being born after August , we had to wait another year. Tk (transitional kindergarten) was an option but there were no available spots around me t... More
I think it’s too long for a 6 year old who is in school for 8 hours!
We're considering a move in the middle of the school year. Looking for advice on how to frame the conversation about moving and starting a new school.
It seems that when a child has a birthday they bring goodie bags for all their classmates at school. When did this become a thing? Does everyone do this and why? I didn’t have this growing up so I just don’t understand.
Every where I go in my house I have my kids following me . I go to talk to my husband thier around . I go to the same room my husband is in thier around . We never have time to just talk for 2 seconds without the kids being around . My kids have thier own rooms and tons of toys tons of books movies you name it and still choose to be around . My 8 Year old is the main one!!!!!!!!! HELP
I have an extremely emotional 6 year old (he will be 7 on Thursday) and I don't know how to handle it any longer, especially the anger. He doesn't get aggressive, just angry very easily. When he gets mad he makes what I call "angry noises" and stomps his feet and just won't drop it. If it's something I said no to, I try to hold my ground and tell him that acting like t... More
My daughter is starting kinder this year, is it to soon to get her a cell phone? I got my first daughter a cell phone when she was in 2nd grade and she did good but my 4 yr old is so advanced that I think is okay but I still have worries. My husband says its okay but being in the criminal justice field my head is split. Please help? Thank you
I was pretty shocked to find some crayons in this list of school supplies that have toxic chemicals in them. “This box set, purchased at Dollar Tree, has traces of asbestos, the report found. The chemical can appear in the talc that is used in crayon manufacturing, according to the report.” https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/08/health/dangerous-chemicals-school-supplies-trnd/index.html
Do you buy or allow your child to pick out a new backpack/bookbag every school year? That’s what we did when I was growing up, but then I see how expensive the better brands like LL Bean and PB are, and I am hesitant! My son is going into Kindergarten next month😁
Anyone else struggle with this? My 7-year-old is usually very well-behaved, mature, and responsible. He is also an only child and so probably gets to voice his ideas/opinions more than a kid his age in a large family. He, by no means, gets to run the show, but there are moments when we will give an in-the-moment directive and he will just do what he wants instead of listening. Examples: it’s be... More