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I'm babysitting 6 kids 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. I have 3 girls and three boys and they all have different tastes except crafts. Anyone have any other activities I could do with them?
My daughter really likes this boy. She's 11, as is the boy. I heard a few days ago from the boy's mom that the 2 are a 'couple'. What do I do?
I am 13 years old and I need some advise on how to deal with daily unannounced visits by my younger sister's friend. It's summer vacation and both our parents are at work. My sister's friend visits us every day from 1 pm to 5 pm and sometimes it's very annoying and sometimes I don't want her company.
I thought I'd share my sure fire diaper rash preventative. My boys are 60, 57, 55, and 38. I used petroleum jelly Vaseline on their bottoms after each diaper change. We "never" had diaper rash! Not even after I started giving them "real" orange juice.
I'm 13 and I need a job. I live in Liberty, Missouri. All I can think of, is mowing lawns and babysitting. But there aren't any kids to babysit in my neighborhood, and mowing lawns isn't really ''my thing''.
I have gone through these upsets. If the doctor has checked for drugs and depression, then go into how the youth feels. Some people have been bullied in to doing things that are life changing ,so tell your youth how much you love them and how worried you are and how not one thing in this life could stop your love and understanding.
Many years ago, I put together welcome containers for the teachers on the first day school. I put in a tea bag, instant coffee, pack of sugar, candies and little notes of encouragement. At that time, we were able to add single dose packs of Tylenol (for those extra stressful days). Now you can't add those, of course.
My adult daughter has been going in a downhill spiral for a long time now. She has been in a loveless marriage for at least ten years. She has been in and out of alcohol treatment for at least that long. She has had several jobs and has been let go from the last three due to her alcoholism.
I'm 13 and my friend and I are looking for fun and easy ways to earn money. Any ideas?
My granddaughters have several Polly Pocket dolls with extra dresses and skirts. The skirts got flattened, so I used the medicine cups that come on bottles of over the counter meds (like cough syrup) to fix them.
I have babysat these kids before, they are 4 and 9. They want to play house, Barbies, etc. constantly. I mean all day long literally. I need something that they will like just as much and be time consuming so they can have a variety of things to do.
Can somebody give me good baby sitting tips for 9 year olds and 5 year olds please?
I could use a bit of help. My son is 35. He is spending Christmas with his wife's family which is only right, we take turn. He is demanding that I hand over the Christmas gifts for the children as they are not allowed to open them before.
I need help thinking of ideas for babysitting 5 younger kids.
I have concerns about a 13 year old girl and her 14 year old friend being dropped off at concerts/theme parks with no adult supervision. Are her dad and I overreacting or is this neglect?
When you have your baby, set up an email address for him/her and add pictures throughout the years, as well as special events such as first day of school, first birthday, and any other special events.
I started a hope chest for each of my sons when they were twelve. Now if they don't marry immediately upon leaving home,they will have a lot of things they will need for their home.
I am babysitting a 4 year old boy and a 7 year old girl tomorrow for 13 hours. They are tired of my ideas, please help. We have done Play Doh, painting, face paint, bear caves (decorating paper cups), forts, movies, baking, water fights, pretend ....
Research shows many kids "slide" up to 30% during the summer months. Don't let that happen to you.
It's raining. It's been a long, long day. The kids are bored. Get a bucket of warm water and a couple of paint brushes - the big kind that the kids see on the movies. Put them in the bathroom and ask them to 'paint the walls'.
Fun craft all year! I used it for Memorial Day, parents will love how easily the tattoos wash off!
I have a very loving relationship with my adult son. However there are times when he distances himself from me for no apparent reason. He doesn't answer my calls or texts even after I've tried him several times. This makes my heart heavy.
I am a 13 year old girl and I need money. My mom and dad don't believe in giving me money for doing chores, because it is my responsibility. Does anyone have any ideas?
My 3 year old step daughter is very aggressive with her younger sister, who is 22 months old. She is always hitting, biting, kicking, pushing and pinching her. There have been multiple times when the little one has even shed blood at the hands of her sister with scratches and bites.
I'm 15 and I'm watching a 5 year old girl and a 7 year old girl from 4pm to 11pm. What fun activities should I do with them?
My adopted granddaughter (now 7 years old) is obsessed with seeing her birth mother. She was adopted at the age of 6 months. It is an open adoption, but the birth mother has never tried to contact her or be involved in any way.
To bottle feed at room temperature early in the morning before baby is awake or at night before when baby is asleep, boil a gallon of water at bedtime. This way, the germs are boiled out and, by the time your child wakes up, it'll be at room temperature.
I'm babysitting tomorrow and I need some ideas for some activities i can do. There are 4 kids, 3 boys and a girl, (youngest to oldest boys ages- 3,6,8, girl- 11).If you have any suggestions, that would be great!
My daughter has mirrored closet doors, we use them to keep a daily check list of things to be done. She loves putting the check by the item, or sometimes a mini artwork flower. At the end of the day, we wipe off the checks and she's ready for the next day.
I want to babysit all ages, but I'm worried about the worst coming first. Like what if the parents forget milk and it's still on breast milk?
I am a 13 year old girl and I am an A+ student who loves kids and animals. What can I do to earn some money?
I'm a 13 year old boy that's good with technology. I don't want a way to make money that costs money.
I'm 13 and starting a babysitting service, but don't know how much to charge and need help with babysitting tips.
My daughter is about 10 months old; she can't sit, but she is looking OK. If I take my hand away she goes backwards.
I'm 13 and I wanna make some money. I need it for up coming Christmas. I don't know anyone around my area, so I can't ask if they want me to do chores and I don't think shops would want me either.
What are some places in Virginia that a 14 year old can find a job?
My daughter-in-law needed a bib for spaghetti night and we couldn't find anything. She had an idea to use an old receiving blanket. She cut a slit in it for her head and made a poncho-like bib.
If you've got a toddler like mine who likes to put everything in his mouth, just mix some food coloring in vanilla pudding, and let your toddler play!
I want to caution those here who are "deciding to wait" to have children. Fertility is "not" a guarantee.
Pick clothes out the night before. This helps save time in the mornings when you are rushing to get ready. Try to prepare anything that you can for the next day.
I'm fourteen and I love horses. I want to save up and buy a horse of my own, including registration in an equestrian center, tack, feed, and all that! How can I earn money in a fun and safe way? Thanks!
I would like your advice on what activities I should do when I babysit two girls? They are 8 and 10, but the ten year old had a tumor removed from her head. I am not sure what types of activities I could do with both of them. Please help me.
With my first child, we lived in a very small space and had very little income. A bassinet seemed like a good idea until I could afford a crib, but there was no money for one.
You can save money while growing your family. This guide is about money saving tips for new moms.
Anyone needing help with autism or any spectrum within that, should go to this website. It has a lot of information and many resoures.
I'm 14, and looking for a job. I have a lot of skill when it comes to PCs and am wondering if there is any way that I could use said skill to earn more money? I can assemble a computer, diagnose hardware related problems, and remove/repair/reinstall most software.
I'm 13 years old and I'm looking for a way to make money. But the thing is that I live in a pretty bad neighborhood so babysitting and dog walking won't work for me. I need to find a way to make money, but how? Please help.
My middle child is 12 now and is still afraid of the dark because she feels unsafe and believes that if she turns the light off someone will kidnap her or kill her in a twisted way. How do I assure her that she is safe?
A potato peeler is an excellent tool for removing the squeaker from a child's irritating toy!