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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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How much allowance should I give my kids?

I have two thirteen year-olds and an eleven year-old. They are given $5 per week for cleaning their bedrooms, doing the dishes on their assigned days (they each do it twice a week and then 1 day together), cooking dinner, cleaning their bathroom, cleaning their living room and cleaning the... more

How to Talk to Kids of All Ages About Difficult Subjects

By Caroline Knorr One of the toughest jobs of parenting is talking to your kids about difficult subjects. It's hard enough to explain when Mr. Teddy Bear gets eaten by the washing machine. Or how their bike got stolen at school. It feels impossible to put into words the really big... more


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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?


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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?