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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


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What are the best cough drops that actually help you stop coughing?

What are the best cough drops that actually help you stop coughing? My 16 year old daughter is recovering from a cold and still having the occasional coughing fit.


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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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Is it normal for a teenager to want to shower several times a day?

My teen thinks she needs to shower before school, after school and before bed. I told her she can if she wants to start paying the water bill, but she insists that's she smells or her hair is greasy etc. I don't know what else to say to... more


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Why is my 14 year old son sleeping all the time?

My 14 year old son used to be so active, but now sleeps every afternoon on the weekend, takes naps after lunch, and is sleepy early at night. Most parents complain their boys do not get enough sleep, but mine is the exact opposite. Is this normal?

The summer child care challenge: making it work on a budget

Summertime means fun and games — but that usually comes at a price. Between all the camps and lessons and babysitters needed to fill those summer days, costs can quickly add up. Indeed, the average cost of a weeklong day camp is $314, according to the American Camp Association (ACA... more


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When do girls typically start shaving their legs now a days? How about armpits?

My daughter's blonde leg hairs haven't been an issue until all her friends started shaving. I don't want her to grow up too soon. When should she start shaving her legs? How about under her arms?


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My teenage daughter was caught shoplifting. What is the best way to discipline her?

My daughter has always been a good student, she hangs around with a good group of kids and I've never really worried she would do something that would cause her to break the law. However on the weekend she was caught shop lifting makeup. When the police brought her... more