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Pregnancy & Birth
Are you supposed to have bright red bleeding when you have a positive pregnancy test?
We are expecting our first child and differing on the way to approach the issue of smoking. My partner does not smoke and I quit four years ago; however, all four of her siblings and three of their spouses smoke. All of her adult nieces, nephews and most importantly her mother smokes. They all smoke constantly! How can we approach the subject of exposure of the toxins to our child with the family? Not just secondhand smoke, but the tar, nicotine and other poisons on thier hands and clothes after lighting up?
Toddlers & Preschoolers
My daughter will be turning 3 next month and she can talk very well. She brings up things that she seems to be remembering from six months ago (playing with a rabbit at a baby shower we took her to) or even almost a year ago (ridding a pony at a birthday party). She can even recall details. Me-"What party?" Her-"Mommy's friend. For the baby." I thought kids don't remember stuff until they're 4. Is this normal? Should I start worrying about closing the bathroom door or her remembering Daddy walking around in his underwear? Or will she forget?
How can I get my 5-year-old to do her homework without a meltdown? She constantly says she doesn't like to do homework and she wish she never had to go back to school because she doesn't like to do homework.
Over the past year my daughter has taken an interest in various small objects, some more significant than others and hides them throughout the house. Anything from kitchen utensils and tools to keys and most recently medication bottles. When asked where these things are she says she doesn't know. My daughter is very intelligent so I'm sure she knows exactly what she's doing and why. However, I'm also sure that she doesn't fully understand the consequences. Any tips on curbing this behavior to stop the sneakiness?