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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?
Lately my kids, 9 and 5, seem terribly ungrateful. Every time we do something fun there is a meltdown when it ends. I understand that it's disappointing when a good time is over but the lack of appreciation coupled with the hysterics when leaving drives me crazy. Today I had a fun surprise planned. I picked them up from their friends pool, pizza, movie sleep over) and I was greeted with pouty kids. I cancelled our plans. Why do they deserve a treat? Am I being too harsh? What works?