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Parenting

This page contains parenting tips and advice about pregnancy, babies, toddlers, school age, tweens and teens. General parenting about health, nutrition, school, activities, homeschooling, summer fun, winter fun and more.

Daughters Horse Riding Daddy General Parenting 
Baby Bottle Feeding Baby 
Toddler Won't Play Alone Toddler and Preschooler 
back to school School 
Father teaching his son to drive Teen 
Girl Leaving For First Day Of School Grade Schooler 
A child blowing bubbles Summer Fun 
Pregnant woman Pregnancy 
Cleaning Bathroom Mirrors, Reflection in a mirror of boy drying his hair with a blow dryer. Tween 
Mother Homeschooling her Children Homeschooling 
newborn Newborn and New Mothers 
Three kids laying in the grass. Adoption 
foster kids Foster Parenting 
 Winter Fun 

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Concerns About Unsupervised Activities for Young Teens

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?

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Containing Messy Kids
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Entertaining a Sick Child
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Teaching Children Personal Hygiene
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Eating Breakfast Before School
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Baby Shadow Play
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Helping Your Child Succeed in School
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E-Mail for Newborns

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.

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Decorating Your School Locker
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Getting Children to Take Naps
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Hope Chest

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.

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Chicken and Dumplings Surprise
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Using Baby Bibs
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Keeping a Toddler Out of the Pantry
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Starting a Hope Chest
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Fun Babysitting Activities

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 ....

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School Bus Safety
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Environmentally Friendly Parenting Tips
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Don't Let Kids Educationally Slide This Summer

Research shows many kids "slide" up to 30% during the summer months. Don't let that happen to you.

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Wall "Painting" as Rainy Day Activity

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'.

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Making Temporary Tattoos
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Kids' Tattoos

Fun craft all year! I used it for Memorial Day, parents will love how easily the tattoos wash off!

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Adult Child Distancing Himself from Mother

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.

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Monsters Be Gone Kit

Made about a thousand of these, LOL!

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Jumpstarting Your Family's Creativity
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Infant Cereal Tips
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Child Doesn't Like New School
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Bedtime Tips and Tricks
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10 Ways for Kids to Earn Money
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Planning a Car Wash

How do you do a car wash?

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Advice for Making Money

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?

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Aggressive 3 Year Old Step Daughter

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.

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Tips for the Stay at Home Mom
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Advice for Teenagers
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Babysitting Activities for 5 and 7 Year Old Girls

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?

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Answering an Adopted Child's Questions

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.

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Bottle Feeding At Night

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.

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Tween Parenting Advice
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Babysitting Activity Ideas

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!

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Extend the Life of Child's Water Bottle
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Let Children Get Dirty
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Take Monthly Photos of Baby
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Use a Handkerchief as a Bib
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Mirrored Door Kids Checklist

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.

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Being a Parent to Adult Children
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Family Activities for Parents With Teens
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Advice for Babysitting an Infant

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?

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Job Ideas for Teen

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?

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Styling a Toddler's Hair
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Rotating Your Child's Toys
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Jobs for Teens

I'm a 13 year old boy that's good with technology. I don't want a way to make money that costs money.

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Tips for Teen Babysitters

I'm 13 and starting a babysitting service, but don't know how much to charge and need help with babysitting tips.

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Weekend Activities for Teens
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Attending Morning or Afternoon Kindergarten
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Parenting Tips and Tricks
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Tips for the First Day of School
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Stopping Children From Arguing
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Children's Shower Chart
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Teaching Children About Religion
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Making a Cookbook for Kids
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Tips for Parenting Teens
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When Can Babies Sit Up Alone?

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.

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How Do Parents Find Personal Time?
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Keeping a Toddler's Pants Up
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Teen Job Ideas

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.

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Diet and Exercise After Pregnancy
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Dieting Advice for Teenagers
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Finding a Job at 14

What are some places in Virginia that a 14 year old can find a job?

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Instant Receiving Blanket Bib

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.

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Pudding as Edible Finger Paint

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!

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A Word of Caution about Delaying Pregnancy

I want to caution those here who are "deciding to wait" to have children. Fertility is "not" a guarantee.

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Get Ready for School at Night

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.

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Fun Jobs for 14 Year Olds

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!

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Preparing for a Babysitter
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Activity Ideas for Babysitting

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.

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Laundry Basket Bassinet

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.

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Baby Proofing a Toilet
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Cloth Diapers or Disposable Diapers?
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Deciding When to Have Children
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Expanding a Child's Vocabulary
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Hanging a Baby Mobile
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Tips for Expecting Moms

You can save money while growing your family. This guide is about money saving tips for new moms.

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Tips for Expecting Moms
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TACA Website for Parents

Anyone needing help with autism or any spectrum within that, should go to this website. It has a lot of information and many resoures.

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Educational Activities for Preschoolers
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Saving Money on Preschool
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Learning Using Acronyms
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Inexpensive Toddler Toys
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Tech Jobs for a 14 Year Old

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.

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Homeschooling Experiences
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Job Ideas for Teens

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.

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Keeping Kids Hands Clean When Playing Outside
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Older Child Afraid of the Dark

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?

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5 Year Old Having Accidents
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Removing the Squeak from a Squeaky Toy

A potato peeler is an excellent tool for removing the squeaker from a child's irritating toy!

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Teen Making Money Ideas

I'm 13 and I really want to make money. I am really good with animals, I have a pet snake, a cat, and 2 dogs. My sis and I really want to make good money. We considered dog walking and if you think this is good, how much would be a good reasonable price to ask for? Also give other ideas. Thanx.

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Applying Sunscreen to a Child
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Summer Day Camp Tips for Parents
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How Can 14 Year Old Boys Make Money

I'm a 14 year old boy who is really good with technology. Any suggestions on how I can make some money?

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Caring for a Disabled Child
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Olive Oil for Cradle Cap

Olive oil is also great for the skin and helps with cradle cap. Simply massage a small amount of oil into the baby's scalp. Do this a couple times a day. I hope this helps.

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Autism Financial Advice for Parents
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Keeping Children Safe in Crowds
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Dealing With a Teen Who Is Acting Out
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Posting House Rules
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Jobs for Kids

I'm a girl that is not old enough to find proper work, but need a job to help my family. Do you know anything that I can do that wouldn't cost much? (Also I can't pet sit since we live in an apartment.)

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When Should Girls Start Wearing Makeup?
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Cradle Cap Remedies
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Encouraging Children to Get Rid of Extra Belongings
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Parenting a Large Family
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Ask For Lifetime Child Support For Children with Disabilities

Divorce is hard for all involved but the most affected are the children. If you have a child who has a disability, then ask for the appropriate type of child support.

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Babysitting Activities

What fun stuff can you do with a 5 year old and a 7 year old?

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Dealing With an Unexpected Pregnancy
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Teaching Preschool at Home
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Babysitting Activity Ideas
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Book Suggestions for Sixth Graders
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Potty Training a 3 Year Old

I have a 3 year old daughter named Breawna. My husband and I started potty training her when she was 2 and she was doing really well, but later on that year my mother-in-law's colon cancer returned full force and shortly after that she passed away.

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Feeding Children With Less Mess
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Middle School Melee - Getting a Boy to Read

Any additional suggestions on how to get a middle school/junior high boy to read? I am concerned about my grandson. I know my daughter would be interested in her son's academic improvement.

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Self Employment Ideas for Young Adults

I've been reading all the great ideas posted, however in Missouri there seems to be very little to no help. Are there any other self employment ideas?

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Reward Ideas for Preschoolers
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Summer Actives for Teens

My friends and I are 17 (girls) and we're looking for more things to do. We have access to a car.

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Teaching a Child What to Do if They are Lost
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