• Want to shut off son's iPhone cellular service, plus others.. any suggestion?

    My 12 year old son has his iPhone since 11th birthday. I see his life is increasingly dependent on the phone. He socials with his friends in Instagram which we're following it; he does research when there is question about homework but he does many fun things with it too. Some of his friends do not have full... show more
    My 12 year old son has his iPhone since 11th birthday. I see his life is increasingly dependent on the phone. He socials with his friends in Instagram which we're following it; he does research when there is question about homework but he does many fun things with it too. Some of his friends do not have full access to their phone whom he become distant over time. He now has friends who have pretty much full phone access. For the past months, we're increasingly struggled to get him focus on doing his homework. He would watch videos and doing homework at the same time, to the point that for the past few days, he couldn't finish his homework until passed 11PM. In addition to the phone issue, computer is a problem too. School now requires computer to do his homework. But he would have video or game on when doing homework. Lots of times we can't even tell whether he is doing his homework or playing game we're not able to stay over his shoulder all the times. I'm thinking I need to install parental control app in the computer which I know there will be a "huge" standoff in the house when we try to do so. Any suggestion and experience to share?
    16 answers · 3 days ago
  • Babysitter asks to order pizza?

    We pay her $20 per hr. She asked for pizza today... that we should order it for her, though we have food at home. Of course I can buy it but on the other side I hope she will watch the baby and not TV with pizza. Your thoughts?
    We pay her $20 per hr. She asked for pizza today... that we should order it for her, though we have food at home. Of course I can buy it but on the other side I hope she will watch the baby and not TV with pizza. Your thoughts?
    14 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is it okay for a teen to stand up to a parent?

    Best answer: It would depend upon the parent. Some have huge ego's and wont tolerate even a look. My personal opinion is that if it is done in a respectful way as you have indicated then it should be allowed as it helps build confidence in the teen and lets face it parents aren't always right.
    Best answer: It would depend upon the parent. Some have huge ego's and wont tolerate even a look. My personal opinion is that if it is done in a respectful way as you have indicated then it should be allowed as it helps build confidence in the teen and lets face it parents aren't always right.
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • How can I convince my son that Santa Claus is real?

    Best answer: Jake... seriously, it's not fair if you give us a troll question and insist that you only get reasonable responses. You only figured out Santa Claus is not real at age 18? Without wanting to cast any aspersions on your perceptive capabilities, I must say that is a very very long time for someone to maintain a... show more
    Best answer: Jake... seriously, it's not fair if you give us a troll question and insist that you only get reasonable responses.
    You only figured out Santa Claus is not real at age 18?
    Without wanting to cast any aspersions on your perceptive capabilities, I must say that is a very very long time for someone to maintain a belief in Santa Claus... probably 10 years longer than most people... and it really stretches belief that you could not have questioned the feasibility of an old man in a red suit flying around the world in a magic sleigh and delivering billions of presents within a 24 hour timeframe.
    I don't see the value or the need to continue the facade for your 11 year old son, who is well and truly of an age where Santa claus is generally recognized as no more than a fun fantasy for young children... other children of the same age will almost certainly have no belief in Santa Claus. Instead you should focus on the concepts of goodwill and family and giving that are at the core of Christmas, let him understand that Christmas has value that is beyond Santa Claus and presents.
    So how was that? Good honest respectable answer? If this is a troll, then I suppose you may well give 10 points to someone who just responds with "banana stethoscope antelope!!!"...
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • Gaining full custody.... would this work?

    I'm desperate to spend more time with my son. We got divorced after I cheated and he gets to spend more time with his father because of how it unfolded. My ex husband spanks our son when he throws tantrums or misbehaves. If I tell my son to tell the teachers at school that he's being abused by his father... show more
    I'm desperate to spend more time with my son. We got divorced after I cheated and he gets to spend more time with his father because of how it unfolded. My ex husband spanks our son when he throws tantrums or misbehaves. If I tell my son to tell the teachers at school that he's being abused by his father would I get full custody? Or would I have to say it myself? Any advice would be appreciated.
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Do parents not remember what it is like to date?

    I have a job and I spend most my money on my girlfriend. It's my money, what right does my paents have totell me what I can and can not do with the money I earn.
    I have a job and I spend most my money on my girlfriend. It's my money, what right does my paents have totell me what I can and can not do with the money I earn.
    5 answers · 11 hours ago
  • What should I say or do when I'm out shopping & have my step kid with me & some stranger smiles at her & tells me how "cute" she is?

    Best answer: Just say aw thanks
    Best answer: Just say aw thanks
    5 answers · 20 hours ago
  • Why can’t people be financially stable before having kids?

    And not have to end up using programs like WIC, free daycare, food stamps? It’s not fair that the government and tax payers have to pay for your child. Having kids to expect the government to raise it is a very immorally thing to do.
    And not have to end up using programs like WIC, free daycare, food stamps? It’s not fair that the government and tax payers have to pay for your child. Having kids to expect the government to raise it is a very immorally thing to do.
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • Exhausted stay at home mom?

    Best answer: Yes, my husband does his fair share of baby duties. When my son was that age I usually preferred to do bedtime myself because it was our bonding time, but hubby did it sometimes. When he got a little older we took turns, and now that he's 4 we still do. Bedtime may be so rough with your baby because... show more
    Best answer: Yes, my husband does his fair share of baby duties. When my son was that age I usually preferred to do bedtime myself because it was our bonding time, but hubby did it sometimes. When he got a little older we took turns, and now that he's 4 we still do.

    Bedtime may be so rough with your baby because you've come to dread it, and your baby may sense that. That's one of the reasons my husband and I take turns, because otherwise one of us gets burned out and become impatient and then it's not pleasant for anyone. Your baby's bedtime definitely shouldn't take hours. You either need to a change in the bedtime routine, or more help, or probably some of both. I'd also suggest reading up on the extinguished crying method for sleep training, your baby is old enough, and it wouldn't hurt to try. All that rocking and soothing you're trying to do may actually be stimulating to baby and prolonging his wakefulness, completely the opposite if what you want!
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • What are your thoughts of parents receiving tanf?

    Best answer: Too many who are not needy get money, tainting the real needy
    Best answer: Too many who are not needy get money, tainting the real needy
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • Do you know any teen parents?

    Best answer: Yes. I know two families whose daughters got pregnant when they were just 15 and 16 years old, and the fathers didn’t want to know. They should learn about contraception! No doubt the mothers got landed with the rearing of their offspring and also the cost involved in bringing up children. No doubt the Government... show more
    Best answer: Yes. I know two families whose daughters got pregnant when they were just 15 and 16 years old, and the fathers didn’t want to know. They should learn about contraception! No doubt the mothers got landed with the rearing of their offspring and also the cost involved in bringing up children. No doubt the Government now have to support them as well with UK benefits.
    7 answers · 3 days ago