• 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.
    17 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.
    10 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.
    9 answers · 2 days 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 · 4 days ago
  • Why do some little kids keep saying "mummy" or "daddy" constantly?

    I have a neighbour whose toddler keeps saying "mummy" constantly. This mainly happens when her mother is talking to someone, but it happens other times too.
    I have a neighbour whose toddler keeps saying "mummy" constantly. This mainly happens when her mother is talking to someone, but it happens other times too.
    6 answers · 19 hours ago
  • Sending your child to full-time dance school?

    hi, I'm am the Mother of a 10 year old girl called Aubrey who have been doing ballet since she was 5 and is absolutely obsessed with all things dance. Recently there was a junior showcase as her ballet class and her teacher said she has real talent and could even be a prima Ballerina if she stuck at it and... show more
    hi, I'm am the Mother of a 10 year old girl called Aubrey who have been doing ballet since she was 5 and is absolutely obsessed with all things dance. Recently there was a junior showcase as her ballet class and her teacher said she has real talent and could even be a prima Ballerina if she stuck at it and worked hard enough. While I was there her teacher also gave me the details for the Royal School of Ballet and suggested that she audition. I have not brought this up with my daughter yet because of my fear that she will loss her love of dancing if it becomes her whole life as well as the fact that she would have to board at White Lodge(the junior school building), on the other hand I don't want to hold her back from achieving her full potential, so hat shall I do?
    8 answers · 2 days 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 · 1 day 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 · 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! :(
    5 answers · 7 hours 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 · 6 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 · 2 days ago
  • Why do people love babies but hate teenagers?

    I personally dont want kids. But since most of my friends are starting to have babies, I've noticed they seem very happy about the fact that their baby is cute and sweet, etc...but once that baby grows up into a teenager, its like the parents want nothing to do with them. So its almost like the parent is under... show more
    I personally dont want kids. But since most of my friends are starting to have babies, I've noticed they seem very happy about the fact that their baby is cute and sweet, etc...but once that baby grows up into a teenager, its like the parents want nothing to do with them. So its almost like the parent is under some kind of illusion or spell while the baby is cute and cuddly, but once it grows up it becomes a pain or a nuisance. Why do people have children at all if this is the trajectory?
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Do all parents think that 5 kids is too many?

    Best answer: Not all parents are living the same lives with the same conditions so it would be kind of stupid to answer on behalf of ALL parents wouldn't it?
    Best answer: Not all parents are living the same lives with the same conditions so it would be kind of stupid to answer on behalf of ALL parents wouldn't it?
    7 answers · 3 days ago