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TOUGH TOPICS

My 5-year-old is sick. How do I keep him from infecting our infant?

We have a 5-year-old at home and are expecting a baby girl next month. Our son is excited to be a big brother, but I’m worried about keeping those kindergarten colds and germs from our newborn. I didn’t go out and about to many public places with our son when he was a young infant for the same reason. Tips on how to handle without upsetting big brother or worse, getting baby sick?

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TOUGH TOPICS

How do I get ready when I have little kids?!

Any tips on how to make mornings with little ones less stressful? I just returned to work last month after being a stay-at-home mom for three years, so our 3-year-old started daycare. The shift has been tough on all of us. He’s having tantrums, a hard time with wake-ups, issues with eating his breakfast, you name it.

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CHILDCARE

What is the difference between daycare and preschool? And which is better?

I’m looking for childcare for my 2-year-old and am getting frustrated. I can’t swing the cost of many and others have laughable waitlists. Plus, everyone tells me something different about what to pick. What’s the difference between preschool and daycare? Which is better?

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INFANTS

Tips for my son's first haircut? Thank you!!

It’s time for my son’s first haircut! Inglewood parents, where should I take him? I want someone who knows how to cut hair, but I also want to obviously take him somewhere that’s not going to scare him - getting your hair cut (especially for boys) for the first time can be so scary! Help please! Any suggestions or ideas you have are welcome :)

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PRESCHOOLERS

How do I stop my kids from being so clingy?

How can I encourage my little ones to be more independent? I feel like they are so clingy, and I thought that they would get more independent as they got into preschool age, but the problem only seems to be getting worse. I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

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LEARNING & EDUCATION

How do I get my husband onboard for teaching my children Arabic?

My husband is against me teaching my kids Arabic, he says kids will make fun of them in school. I feel that it’s not fair for them to not speak the language when both parents and family speak it.

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TOUGH TOPICS

When should I talk to my young kids about racism?

When is a good time to begin confronting racism and prejudices with my children? It's really important to me that I start with them early, but can it be possible that it is too early for them to even grasp what I am talking about? Really needing some advice on this.

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BEHAVIOR & DEVELOPMENT

How do I find a balance when trying to help encourage my child to grow?

How can we best encourage our little ones without pushing too hard or hand holding too much? It's something I really struggle with and I feel like no matter what I do things are out of balance. Anyone else deal with these feelings? Maybe this is the "mom guilt" everyone has been talking about?

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TOUGH TOPICS

How to get my son to eat healthy lunches at school!

The school my son goes to serves so much junk! Juice comes with every meal and there's barely anything with nutritional value. How do I help my baby get the nutrients?

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TOUGH TOPICS

My son is afraid to use public restrooms - help please!

My kiddo's been potty trained for the past 3 months now but refuses to pee anywhere in public. Begs to go home. Any ideas?

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