I would love advice from those who have been there: my 2.25 year old nephew has recently (last 2 weeks) begun hitting (hard) his mother and occasionally babysitter at unexpected times (during a hug, getting him out of his crib, as well as while playing). My brother and sister-in-law have responded with consequences in the […]
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In search of ideas for teaching mindfulness, gratitude, etc. to four-to-five year olds. How do you incorporate this in your family? Any suggestions, classes, books, etc. would be very much appreciated.
My husband and I would like to spend 5 days in Europe this June kid free. We are traveling direct from NYC. Besides Paris, what other cities are worth looking into? Please recommend someplace that we can mix 2 days of touring with some beach / pool relaxation, as well as good food.
Our 17 mo is not walking yet – should we be concerned? She isn’t crawling or trying to get up by herself. She is happy scooting around the house on her bottom, as I did when I was a baby. I was a late walker myself (before 18 mo) and our son began walking at […]
Over the summer, a post about finding childcare providers through PAMP forums became a red-hot item. One mom’s experience led to disappointing results with two candidates canceling agreed-upon trials, and another saying she would not do light duty chores
Hi there. I have a 13-month-old son. He is super busy. If we aren’t out and about by 9am, he is literally screaming the house down. I would like to do some new things with him because I am getting quite bored of the same stuff every day. This is what we do (if you […]
My preschooler’s birthday is coming up and we’ve come up with a short list of children he wants to invite to his party. He doesn’t want “girls” which made me chuckle (last year we had both boys and girls). I rattled off the names of boys at his school, and he wants to invite all […]
We are seeking any advice from this wise community. We are trying to upgrade from our starter home. Given that most sales are zero contingency and many are all cash (!), it will be impossible for us to do so without first selling our home, then renting temporarily while looking for our next home. We […]
I’m hoping you can weigh in on a disagreement I’m having with my husband. At what point should I feel safe leaving my child alone in the bath for a few minutes? He’s almost three, and I don’t leave him for a second. But my husband does, and it makes me very nervous. My son […]
Editor’s Note: Please keep in mind that kindergarten age requirements in California are in flux. This article highlights a PAMP forum discussion regarding kindergarten decisions for the current school year, when a child had to be age 5 by Nov. 1, 2012 to enroll. However, for the 2013–14 academic year, a child must be 5 […]
This month we mined the archives to bring you member recommendations for local parks with water features and farms that offer berry picking.
We have way too much stuff. We are about to start a remodel, and we need to clear things out. I don’t want to pay for storage as most of our stuff is not valuable. However, it is still good and useful. I’ve been using Freecycle and Craigslist to slowly part with some stuff, but […]
Obviously this is a very individual thing, with some kids thriving on tons of extra classes, and others resisting one or two, but how many do you think is too many for a 1st grader? My hubby loves that we have so many options around here and has signed up our son for something every […]
I am considering hosting a garage sale as I have so much baby/kid stuff to get rid of before we move. I missed the PAMP rummage sale again this year because we were on vacation. Does anyone have any advice on hosting sales? Is it easier to just donate and get receipts for the goods […]
We just bought a home in Palo Alto and are in the process of getting all our paperwork/insurance in order. Our insurance company has offered us earthquake insurance along with the standard homeowners/flood insurance, but of course the earthquake insurance premium is pretty steep. We are first-time homebuyers and so have never gone through this […]