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100 Questions to get to know your teenager

One thing that my wife and I discussed recently, was that we don't talk to our child enough about some of the bigger issues, that we need to while we still can learn more about our teen. So, we decided to brainstorm a list of questions to ask our... more

America Is Better Than This

To me it’s simple: families should not be torn apart by governments, nor should they be detained in camps or cages. My house, my parents’ work, and Tita Rosie: Those are the three telephone numbers I memorized when my family first came to the United States from the Philippines. They... more

Care.com Stands with Dreamers

Like so many of you, I am deeply concerned with the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As the daughter of immigrants and the first generation in my family to settle permanently here in the United States, this is personal for me. My family first... more

101 Cheap Date Night Ideas

Here are 101 inexpensive date night ideas that you can do whether you want to go on the town or stay at home. Remember when you and your partner used to go on date nights? It used to be so easy -- and now it all seems like a distant memory... more


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My daughter is a freshman and has started dating a senior. What should I do?

I'm not so comfortable with the age difference between the two of them. I want to be able to chat about this with her, without her totally dismissing what I have to say. Does anyone have any tips on what to say?


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Should I tell my 7-year-old child that Santa isn't real?

My 7 year old was talking about something see saw on TV and how she'd ask Santa for that this year. Her older sister whispered something to me about how she was surprised she still believes in Santa, which I didn't think was that odd, she's 7... more


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When are kids too old to sleep with a stuffed animal friend?

My daughter's 8, and she has a special stuffed bear that's been in her bed with her since she was a baby. I'm okay with it because it helps her sleep and makes her happy, but my husband wonders if she's getting too old for the... more

6 affordable after-school activities your kids will love

As back-to-school season nears, parents may feel a sense of relief that they’ll no longer have to find ways to entertain the kids all day long or shell out cash for expensive day camps and vacations. But just because school is back in session doesn’t mean children no longer require... more