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Advice Smackdown
Apr18
Neighborhood Kids, Neighborhood Boundaries

Neighborhood Kids, Neighborhood Boundaries

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A young neighborhood kid doesn’t seem to understand and respect boundaries and his parents don’t seem to care. How should I handle this sticky situation?

Apr14
The Worst Support Group in the World

The Worst Support Group in the World

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A mom-to-be has abandoned a toxic support group but continues her friendship with another former support group member. But, that friend continues to gossip about our former group and I just can’t take it anymore. What should I do?

Apr09
A Thumb Sucking Action Plan

A Thumb Sucking Action Plan

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My daughter is a thumb sucker and I’m inclined to let her stop it in her own time. Is that the correct strategy or am I setting her up for long-term dental problems?

Apr04
Mother-in-Law as the Nanny: The Real Costs of “Free” Childcare

Mother-in-Law as the Nanny: The Real Costs of “Free” Childcare

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My mother-in-law will be caring for my baby daily when my maternity leave ends. How do I set-up appropriate boundaries and manage that tricky relationship?

Apr02
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Doggie?

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Doggie?

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My young daughter is terrified of dogs. How can I help her with her fear of animals.

Mar31
Withdrawing From the In-Law Guilt Games

Withdrawing From the In-Law Guilt Games

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This expecting mother is receiving hurtful comments from her future in-laws about their lifestyle and parenting choices (already!). Amalah provides some guidelines for navigating that tense relationship.

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