Sometimes the best way to enjoy your relatives at the holidays is a little friendly competition. Or maybe sometimes the best way to keep your family from arguing about politics and ideology is to quiet them with a little family bonding. If they are playing a game, they can't talk, right? Board games are a great way to bring the family together. Put down the solo iPads or even the family Call of Duty video games, and pick up one of these new games we tested for you.
My girlfriend and I have been together for a year, and, as time goes on, I’m developing more and more questions about whether we’re a good fit. She, on the other hand, seems completely committed, and we haven’t yet spoken about my increasing doubts.
Q: I've been trying for two months with little to no success to get your "ticket" system to work on my 4-year-old daughter. The target behaviors are ignoring me when I tell her to do something and blatantly refusing to do what I tell her to do. She has three tickets a day. When she loses one, she has to sit in a chair for 15 minutes, and if she loses all three before the day is done, she spends the rest of it in her room. One problem is that she waits until the end of the day to lose all of her tickets, meaning that she really doesn't spend any "punishment" time in her room because it's time for bed anyway. But the biggest problem is that losing a ticket and sitting in time-out doesn't seem to faze her at all. Any ideas?
Dear Mr. Dad: I have boy/girl twins who are 11. Their pediatrician suggested that my daughter get a vaccine for HPV, but he didn't offer it to my son. I've got three questions. First, why didn't he suggest the vaccine for my son? Second, why are they offering a vaccine against sexually transmitted diseases to 11-year-olds anyway - isn't that too early? Third, it seems to me that vaccinating kids against STDs will only make them more likely to have sex and less careful than they ordinarily would be. Am I right?
One of my great joys during the holiday season - along with the (mostly) merry family reunions - is skipping to the mailbox every evening to retrieve the dazzling array of catalogs that arrive daily. They are as much fun to study as the greeting card photographs of nieces and nephews and cousins.
Beginning Dec. 1 and continuing until the pre-dawn gift count on Christmas morning, a mass of mantras starts looping through my brain like a scratched Alvin and the Chipmunks CD I'm too weary to get up and turn off.
Christmas is so stupid. You know how in the middle of a giant sneeze, you think you might die? That's how I feel about these overindulgent holidays. Do we really love Christmas, or do we merely follow along, hoping it doesn't kill us?
Q: I have a four-year-old daughter. I've been separated from her father for two years. He has not been in the picture, but since I now have a fiance, he now wants to spend time with our daughter. My fiance doesn't want him to see her in our house. How do I tell my child's father? What's good ex-etiquette?
With the holidays rapidly approaching, we investigated different holiday celebrations around the globe. We've selected some of our favorite traditional recipes incorporated into French, Mexican, German, Italian and Jewish holiday celebrations for a delicious and multicultural meal selection this week.
Don't even remember what it's like to sleep a full night without a hazy trip to the nursery? The key to ending those dreaded nighttime wails is getting to the bottom of why they're happening. Here are five reasons babies wake and what to do about them.
Walking through Founders Hall with my boys on our way to Belk Theater, I realize it has been years since I've been here. I've forgotten the beauty of the timeless design and the classic marble floors. Christmas lights twinkle and "Jingle Bells" fills the atrium.
It hit me when I was about 7 months pregnant. Could I really do this? Could I have this baby and keep doing my job well too? That was the plan, but suddenly it seemed impossible. One night, I cried into my pillow. Crying is just about the worst thing you can do when you're going to be on television the next day.
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