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Does my daughter need a helmet for long bike rides?

B. T. asks from Arlington Heights

I relatively new mom, 21 years of age, and I have a 6 year old daughter. My daughter learned how to ride a bike last year and she stopped wearing a helmet this year. I’m wondering if she needs a helmet on long bike rides? She doesn’t need one when she is riding her b...

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How to get into a hard private school?

. . asks from Los Angeles

Dear: experts, I really want to be with my friend at a local Christian private school that is competitive about student's grade school. I have a short amount of time to prepare, and my grades right now aren't very good:( What can I do?

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Six year old frequently losing her things

n. z. asks from Los Angeles

My 6 year old (7 next month) who will be entering the first grade in the fall frequently forgets her jacket at school. Last school year, she lost two jackets (even though they had her name on them) and left her jackets at school a number of times overnight or longer, whi...

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Don't bother to read. Couldn't delete it.

B. F. asks from Bear

Years ago at a holiday gathering my son did something that got a few people's feathers ruffled, and I was standing right with him to be supportive. I was ready to stand up for him, which I did. Well, one of the attendees saw what he did, got upset about it and ultimate...

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Bored 10-year-old at Home for Summer

W. W. asks from Los Angeles

My 10-year-old has always been at the Y for the summer but this is the first summer that he's going to be home with no planned activities to keep him occupied. I do have him enrolled in summer camps for a couple weeks of the summer but can't afford more than that, so it...

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Can tippytoe walking cause issues?

S. M. asks from Chicago

My 9 year old daughter almost exclusively walks on her tiptoes when she’s barefoot. I don’t think it’s causing a problem now per se but don’t want issues in the future. I will bring it up at her next doctor’s appointment but just thought I’d throw it out here...

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Seeking moms who are quick-witted when their husbands insult them.

B. F. asks from Bear

I'm partially just venting here. But I am looking for come-backs to try to make this not hurt so bad. I am a homemaker. I constantly have around me things that need done routinely, but also huge projects I'm trying to get done to make the house neat and run more effic...

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Has anyone conquered this nuisance kitchen occurrence?

B. F. asks from Bear

It seems like whenever I stand at the kitchen sink and wash dishes, especially the big items that have to be hand-rinsed all around, I get drenched. The countertop in front of me gets a little flooded, but I don't always notice it--until it's too late. If it's not my s...

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Why, When & How to Toilet Train a Toddler

by Joan Lowell

Is toilet training in your near future?

You’ve survived your baby’s infancy. Congratulations! Let’s get onto those exciting toddler years, when kids are so easy to please. (Trust me!). Now let’s talk about toilet training. Spring and summer are a great time to start…. More

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Is Disney Educational? Of Course It Is!

A couple years ago, there was a discussion about taking your child out of school for a trip to a
Disney theme park. Many people—mainly teachers—were complaining that parents take their children out of school as a learning experience, and that it didn’t seem like a valid excuse. Then one mom actually said that Disney was not a learning experience. I have to 110 percent disagree with Disney World not being a learning environment…. More

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Libraries Need Love, Too!

In this day and age of computers, electronic teaching toys, and educational DVDs, public libraries may seem too old-fashioned to be of use to parents of younger children. (Or even older children, as they no longer have to go to the library to do research.) I think that is far from the truth!… More

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Does anyone have a crafty idea to to this?

B. F. asks from Bear

I have an indoor greenhouse, which is really just shelves with a plastic "roof" and sides that go down around it. The plastic has a zipper to allow you access. The problem is the zipper zips from the bottom up. Anybody have any ideas on how to reverse the zipper? I ...

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Asking opinions about short skirts and dresses

B. F. asks from Bear

I used to wear skirts and dresses off and on, but only if my outting was for just a few hours. Over recent years I have come to the conclusion that the typical knee-length ones are stupid and uncomfortable. Hiking up a hemline (from the olden days) just to show leg is ...

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Has anyone dealt with this or come up with a solution for it....?

B. F. asks from Bear

You'll have to pardon the subject matter, but my curiosity is for real. It really boils down to being gassy in bed with your husband next to you. I can imagine more husbands (as guys) "let loose" freely at home around their family, and don't bother to say "Excuse me"...