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  • Forum Post: 3 1/2 year old waking up at night will a million silly requests

    Posted 01/21/2013 04:28:42 EST

    I think it really is OK to let her know that the nighttime disruptions have to stop.  Give her the sippy cup and let her know that if she needs a drink, to take a sip but not to drink too much or she' more »

  • Forum Post: Big kid bed

    Posted 05/24/2012 09:23:58 EDT

    My daughter moved into her big girl bed when she was almost 3.  We made it a very fun and exciting thing - dinner out to celebrate followed by buying new sheets, pillows, blanket for her big girl bed. more »

  • Forum Post: Working moms - How do you do it?

    Posted 08/22/2011 12:34:16 EDT

    Don't worry about going out vs. not going out on weekends.  You'll eventually find a what's comfortable with and works for you.  As far as during the week...stay organized and do as much as possible a more »

  • Forum Post: Preventing unbuckling?

    Posted 08/22/2011 12:27:54 EDT

    I wouldn't buy any additional pieces for the car seat.  I would, however, scare the bejeezus out of him.  Pull the car over as quickly and safely as possible without saying a word and then get very an more »

  • Forum Post: TV Time

    Posted 08/15/2011 04:02:04 EDT

    I am glad to see the TV supporters here!  Kids can watch TV and still be intelligent enough to be productive and happy little people.  I grew up on Sesame Street and purchased the Sesame Street Old Sc more »

  • Forum Post: Once or Twice a week Daycare

    Posted 08/13/2011 11:07:07 EDT

    I've done daycare just 2 days a week with my daughter for the past 3 1/2 years.  It is a great arrangement for us! It's probably going to be just a matter of fitting your part-time schedule in with ot more »

  • Forum Post: TV Time

    Posted 08/12/2011 12:47:32 EDT

    I understand it's a matter of preference and that there are TV people and non-TV people.  I am a TV person!!  My DD is now 4 and has always watched Play With Me Sesame, Curious George, Sesame Street, more »

  • Forum Post: Do you believe that parents can be their child's friend and still be an effective parent?

    Posted 07/25/2011 01:17:47 EDT

    While I don't so much want to be my almost 4yo daughter's "friend", I do believe I am a much more effective parent by treating her with the kindness and respect that I would show any of my other frien more »

  • Forum Post: Bottle at Bedtime Question

    Posted 05/25/2011 01:47:06 EDT

    In Response to Bottle at Bedtime Question: I remember when my daughter (now almost 4) was about this age, I only gave her a bottle of water at bedtime (never milk or formula).  When she was old enough more »

  • Forum Post: Planning for Second Child

    Posted 10/26/2010 03:19:25 EDT

    I am glad to see people sticking up for only children.  I have only one - not planned but that's how it worked out.  I love her with all my heart but am so conscious not to turn into a crazy helicopte more »

  • Forum Post: Older Female Cat Suddenly Having Litter Box Problems (yuck!)

    Posted 08/08/2010 10:49:54 EDT

    In Response to Re: Older Female Cat Suddenly Having Litter Box Problems (yuck!): In Response to Re: Older Female Cat Suddenly Having Litter Box Problems (yuck!) : Posted by MissJay Thank you so much f more »

  • Forum Post: Older Female Cat Suddenly Having Litter Box Problems (yuck!)

    Posted 08/06/2010 02:10:30 EDT

    Hi Poppy. Thanks for your thoughts.  Yes, I think I am going to have to bring her to the vet.  My post was just me venting and putting off what I know needs to be done.  She doesn't seem to be in dist more »

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    Posted 08/04/2010 04:17:19 EDT

    One of our 3 cats is 14 years old. An indoor cat, she has always been super clean and very healthy. The perfect pet! Lately, she's been spending more and more time upstairs in our bedroom and suddenly more »

  • Forum Post: Menu for a Fussy Infant/Toddler

    Posted 11/16/2009 03:40:20 EST

    My 2 year old was usually a pretty good eater up until about 6 months ago.  As hard as it is to watch, I really work at not being upset about when she is being fussy. I also find the fussiness comes a more »