• Should I get my child a cellphone?

    My 7 year old son recently told me that he wants an iPhone, the first thing I asked him was “why?” He said because all his friends have phones and because they look fun.” I grew up in the 90s and I played with toys, not iPhones so it was really sad to see him asking me this. He already has an IPad which his father... show more
    My 7 year old son recently told me that he wants an iPhone, the first thing I asked him was “why?” He said because all his friends have phones and because they look fun.” I grew up in the 90s and I played with toys, not iPhones so it was really sad to see him asking me this. He already has an IPad which his father bought him, and he is addicted to that so getting him a phone might be worse. And he insists on getting the newest iPhone, I have no idea how he even knows about iPhones, he even knows the prices. I guess he might search that up on his iPad? Anyways, what should I do? He wants it for his 8th birthday which isn’t until September 7th, so I still have time to think about this.
    18 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is a wife responsible for how the kids bond with her husband?

    I'm a SAHM and my Husband is the breadwinner. I feel as though he uses this as an excuse to send as little time with our children as possible. Everything for him comes before them. Even when he has free time he doesn't spend it with them. I've begged and pleaded but now I feel indifferent. Am I right... show more
    I'm a SAHM and my Husband is the breadwinner. I feel as though he uses this as an excuse to send as little time with our children as possible. Everything for him comes before them. Even when he has free time he doesn't spend it with them. I've begged and pleaded but now I feel indifferent. Am I right or wrong in what I told him? I told him I'm no longer pleading or begging him anymore and that I take no responsibility in how they bond with him or relate to him. I would never encourage them to feel negativity towards him but I won't intervene and make excuses for him when they witness his neglect. I will allow them to develop whatever natural feelings they have, positive or negative. It's not my job to make sure they love him.
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • My 12 year old son won't communicate with me in the stay-away camp?

    He likes the 3 week program very much. The camp keeps the kids busy all day except meal times, small breaks here and there, and 45 minutes before lights turned off at night when they can access to the phone. I know he would get to the phone as soon as he gets a chance so he can catch up with his games. But I... show more
    He likes the 3 week program very much. The camp keeps the kids busy all day except meal times, small breaks here and there, and 45 minutes before lights turned off at night when they can access to the phone. I know he would get to the phone as soon as he gets a chance so he can catch up with his games. But I didn't expect him not feeling homesick at all. I called, he wouldn't pick up; I sent text, he wouldn't respond. He called once when he received my care package to ask "what's in it"? Then he quickly hung up. Another time he called to ask for money. I sent him a reasonable amount after some discussion. His dad texted him regarding having to talk to mom at least 2 times a week, with no prevail. Didn't call him yesterday so I just called. He didn't pick up. I feel sad. He started like a teenager. It is tough to get him to do the right things. I do have to raise my voice more than before... Any advice? Had been trying to raise him an appreciative and respectful kid. But it doesn't look like it is working. :-(
    7 answers · 20 hours ago
  • Why do some little kids keep saying "mummy" or "daddy" constantly?

    Best answer: Imagine this: your friend is sitting on the other side of the room. You want to ask or tell them something, so you try to attract their attention by saying their name. They don't show any indication that they heard you. What do you do? Most people would repeat themselves. Say the other person's name... show more
    Best answer: Imagine this: your friend is sitting on the other side of the room. You want to ask or tell them something, so you try to attract their attention by saying their name.

    They don't show any indication that they heard you.

    What do you do?

    Most people would repeat themselves. Say the other person's name again, probably with more emphasis. And that's just what that toddler is doing. As long as the mother keeps ignoring the child, the child keeps trying to get her attention for whatever she wants to ask, tell or show by repeating 'mummy'.

    I'm not saying the mother should drop everything any time her child interrupts her, but it would probably help if she acknowledged her child, if only to tell her she needs to wait her turn.
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • My 9 year old son and 7 year old daughter hate it when my boyfriend stays over. What should I do?

    I have been with my boyfriend for 13 months I introduced him to my kids 4 months ago. They get on well but they don't like him staying over. When it gets to their bed time if my boyfriend is at our house then they make a fuss. They will refuse to go to bed until he leaves, my daughter will start asking me if... show more
    I have been with my boyfriend for 13 months I introduced him to my kids 4 months ago. They get on well but they don't like him staying over. When it gets to their bed time if my boyfriend is at our house then they make a fuss. They will refuse to go to bed until he leaves, my daughter will start asking me if she can sleep in my bed. Then they disturb us during the night when they should be asleep. I have spoken to them about it and my kids said they don't know why they don't like him staying over. I don't know what to do because my kid's dad isn't around so I never don't have my kids. They hate it when I leave them with my brother for the night and they never want sleepovers at their friends. I need adult company and I want to continue building my relationship with my boyfriend. Also, it has become awkward with my children because they ask me why my boyfriend is allowed to sleep in my bed but they aren't. I assume my 9 year old has some idea about sex but I don't want to be explaining that to my 7 year old. What should I do about this situation?
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • Why do teenage girls get pregnant while they still live with their parents and don't have much money and then make them financially support?

    Then make their parents help financially support and help raise the child? I don't get it. How is that fair to the girl's parents? People should wait till they have a place of their own and can afford a child before they have a child.
    Then make their parents help financially support and help raise the child? I don't get it. How is that fair to the girl's parents? People should wait till they have a place of their own and can afford a child before they have a child.
    10 answers · 3 days ago
  • Should I hide my scars around my cousins?

    I used to hurt myself, I don't anymore. my old scars are puffy and a few are still on the pink-side. So they can't be hid with makeup. And there's a lot of scars covering my arms, stomach, and legs. I'll be visiting my cousins soon, and I'm debating whether or not I should cover my scars. Their... show more
    I used to hurt myself, I don't anymore. my old scars are puffy and a few are still on the pink-side. So they can't be hid with makeup. And there's a lot of scars covering my arms, stomach, and legs. I'll be visiting my cousins soon, and I'm debating whether or not I should cover my scars. Their ages are 11, 6, and one is only a few months old. I'm confused on what to do! On one side... It's very hot where they are. I don't want to over heat. On the other side.. I don't know what to do if they ask questions! The 11 year old sorta viewed me as an older sister figure when she was little. I don't know how she'd feel about seeing me with scars. Please help me! :(
    6 answers · 22 hours ago
  • Is it safe to take your child wild swimming?

    My daughter in law regularly takes my granddaughters swimming in lakes and rivers where they live and they’ve been in the sea when they’ve visited me. My granddaughters are 3 years old and 6 years old. I really don’t like that she does this with them, I really don’t feel its safe. It feels like she’s needlessly... show more
    My daughter in law regularly takes my granddaughters swimming in lakes and rivers where they live and they’ve been in the sea when they’ve visited me. My granddaughters are 3 years old and 6 years old. I really don’t like that she does this with them, I really don’t feel its safe. It feels like she’s needlessly putting my grandchildren in harm. I’ve spoken to my son about it and he brushes it off, telling me they wouldn’t put the children in danger and that they both have wetsuits on and the younger one wears a buoyancy aid as she’s not as confident as the older one and they all wear brightly coloured swim caps so people on boats can see them. My daughter in law pulls a tow buoy too that the children have been known to rest on while they swim. It makes me uncomfortable that they do this. Last time they visited my eldest grandchild got stung by a jellyfish and cut her foot when she was in the water. They’d have been safer in a swimming pool with a life guard, not in the sea just the four of them. I’m worried that one day something will happen to my grandchildren because they aren’t making sure they’re safe. I get they’re an outdoorsy family and I chose not to say anything when I found out that my son was encouraging the girls to climb trees and took them rock climbing. I did however go spare when he climbed a tree in my back garden with the youngest on his back, it wasn’t very far but it was still a stupid idea.
    16 answers · 5 days ago
  • Anyone ever had a child that eats too much?

    I have a Foster child, recently moved in with me, but I haven't been told anything about her yet as it was an emergency placement. I did a £300 food shop and within 2 days nearly everything is gone. I don't know what to do? Some advice pls
    I have a Foster child, recently moved in with me, but I haven't been told anything about her yet as it was an emergency placement. I did a £300 food shop and within 2 days nearly everything is gone. I don't know what to do? Some advice pls
    5 answers · 6 hours ago
  • I’m a father, why would sharing a bath with my two year old daughter bother others, my wife does it every other day.?

    Best answer: Its not disgusting and actually very healthy to teach the difference between genders. Your MIL is just less enlightened, as are many others. We are all not perfect so don't hold it against her.
    Best answer: Its not disgusting and actually very healthy to teach the difference between genders. Your MIL is just less enlightened, as are many others. We are all not perfect so don't hold it against her.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • What would be the appropriate punishment for my daughter?

    Okay so it is July 13 2018 today, and it is currently 12:18 A.M. Normally I would be in bed because I have work tomorrow but I just found out something my daughter did and I want to find a punishment for her. Okay so I have two daughters, one is 17 and the other 9. My husband and I took our daughters to Orlando to... show more
    Okay so it is July 13 2018 today, and it is currently 12:18 A.M. Normally I would be in bed because I have work tomorrow but I just found out something my daughter did and I want to find a punishment for her. Okay so I have two daughters, one is 17 and the other 9. My husband and I took our daughters to Orlando to spend some family time together. The days we went were from July 6 to July 11. We had a great time. But apparently some mischief was going on at home during those couple days. My neighbor told me that on the night of July 8, my house was very populated and loud all throughout the night until someone called the police and everyone cleared out. Earlier tonight I called my husband and my 17 yr old out to the living room and told them what happened. My 17 yr old usually behaves herself, gets good grades, and has a lot of friends, but I wanted to see if she was familiar with anything that happened. She admitted to me that, in her own words, THIS happened. Two of her best friends named Sarah and Katelyn called, and told her they wanted to throw a party. They asked my daughter if they could use OUR house to host the party, to which my daughter OBLIGED. Stuff obviously got out of hand, and it resulted in the cops getting called as I said earlier. I am so mad and disappointed and shocked I don't know how to react or punish her. Should I call Sarah and Katelyn's parents? What should I do, my husband and I are so frozen??
    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • What would you think of a parent who lets their 2-year-old cut their own cucumber with a real knife?

    Best answer: That would depend on the dexterity of the child and the type of knife being used. Some REAL knives are not able to cause harm - e.g. a butter knife which could cut through a cucumber but would not cut through a child's skin and has a round (not pointed) end.
    Best answer: That would depend on the dexterity of the child and the type of knife being used. Some REAL knives are not able to cause harm - e.g. a butter knife which could cut through a cucumber but would not cut through a child's skin and has a round (not pointed) end.
    19 answers · 7 days ago
  • 8 year olds pee when naked.?

    What would you do if your 8 year old peed whenever they were naked.
    What would you do if your 8 year old peed whenever they were naked.
    7 answers · 3 days ago