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Not all conversations are easy ones. Discuss modern families, parent separation, sibling rivalry, and how to tell a young child you are pregnant again.

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CHILDCARE

What daycare prices are other parents paying?

I want to know how much an average childcare costs (both preschool facilities and a in-home daycare). I am struggling on what I can actually afford & what is expected to be paid.

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TOUGH TOPICS

My preschooler has started stealing things! What do I do to stop it now?

My daughter has started stealing things. She goes to friends’ houses and comes home with tiny toys in her pockets or I’ve caught her taking money out of my husband’s wallet. What can we do about this? I’d be mortified if she was ever caught stealing something!

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TOUGH TOPICS

How do I stop my 4-year-old from using bad words?

I’m a little embarrassed to say it, but my son has learned curse words from my road rage. How do I teach him that they’re bad and not okay to say?

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INFANTS

Colic in Babies - Advice!

My baby has been crying since he was born 4 days ago. I am so scared that something is wrong but I googled it and talked to my doctor and they told me it's Colic. I still feel so uncomfortable with it and feel like I am hurting my child. What are some ways I can relieve my baby of this? Please help!

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PRESCHOOLERS

How regular should my child's bedtime be?

How strict should my husband and I be about bedtime for our 5-year-old? He never stays up too late, of course, but we have trouble getting him to bed at a consistent time each night - partly because of my husband’s unpredictable work schedule. Our LO wants to wait up for him. Does this matter?

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CHILDCARE

What is the difference between daycare centers and in-home daycares?

So my sister has her daughter in a preschool facility and I kind of want my daughter to go there as well but it's just really expensive and I am thinking about going towards the daycare option but am so hesitant because I'm not sure if the quality with be as good. Opinions?

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CHILDCARE

How do you breastfeed with a child in daycare?

Wondering how daycare works if you’re still breastfeeding? Thinking about sending our 8 mo to daycare but not willing to switch her to formula.

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TOUGH TOPICS

Should I raise my child as a vegetarian?

My wife and I are about to have our first! We both became vegetarian about six years ago together. Neither of us were raised vegetarian, though. Maintaining our lifestyle is really important to us moving forward, but we’re worried that it won’t provide our child with enough of the nutrients she’ll need. Is there anything we should know about raising a child vegetarian?

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TOUGH TOPICS

Is it okay to breastfeed in public?

I know there is a lot of controversy when it comes to breastfeeding in public. I really don’t care at this point. If my son is hungry, I’m going to feed him. The looks and judgement I keep getting from people are starting to get on my nerves though. Can someone explain just what is so wrong with it?

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PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH

When is the right time to stop nursing my son?

My best friend and I both had our kiddos at around the same time. My son was born first, and her daughter was born about a month after. It’s been really special! Question though: she told me that she has stopped nursing her daughter, but I haven’t stopped nursing my son, and he is about four weeks older. When is the right time to stop? My son is almost seven months old and I love nursing him. It feels like special bonding time!

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