• Parent in nursing home?

    My mom is crippled and it takes a good amount of someone's day to take care of her. I'm 20 years old, working as an LVN at a blood plasma center, and working also for my bachelors in nursing. I also have a 4-year-old son. My daily schedule is already a handful as it is...I wake up at 6 AM to get my kid and... show more
    My mom is crippled and it takes a good amount of someone's day to take care of her. I'm 20 years old, working as an LVN at a blood plasma center, and working also for my bachelors in nursing. I also have a 4-year-old son. My daily schedule is already a handful as it is...I wake up at 6 AM to get my kid and self ready for school/daycare and then after I head out to school and I have clinicals at least 2x a week that are 8-12 hours shifts. I finish class around 1 PM and then when I have no clinical I go to the library and study for 3-4 hours. After I got to work I work part-time like 4-6 hours depending as well on my situation. I'm literally busy for the whole day, I can't leave my job because I'm a single mother. I have 5 siblings and none of them want to take care of her! I'm the "nurse" so of course, everybody is ganging up on me. Some of them aren't even married or have kids much less work and go to school every day like I do. When I told them I'm thinking of putting her in a nursing home everybody including my mom told me I was a "disgrace" and that I should be ashamed of myself. I've worked at a nursing home before and it isn't as bad as people think it is...
    9 answers · 16 hours ago
  • If the white man raised thier children with spankings, and American Indians didn't who raised better children?

    Best answer: The white man obviously. The American Indians didn’t invent/discover electricity, the car, planes, trains, submarines, vaccines, antibiotics, the microscope, the telescope, the engine, the typewriter, the keyboard, the telephone, the computer, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, the Internet, space travel,... show more
    Best answer: The white man obviously.

    The American Indians didn’t invent/discover electricity, the car, planes, trains, submarines, vaccines, antibiotics, the microscope, the telescope, the engine, the typewriter, the keyboard, the telephone, the computer, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, the Internet, space travel, and the lightbulb

    Boom. *Mic drop*
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why do people think that spankings are child abuse?

    They are not
    They are not
    14 answers · 3 days ago
  • Should children be spanked for lying?

    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • Your 11-year-old desperately wants braces but doesn't need them.How would you get her to stop bugging you about getting braces?

    -She has been to 2 different dentists and both said she doesn't need to get braces. -But she keeps bugging you about getting braces,saying that her friends at school and all the other kids her age have them. -She is even upset and angry that the 2 dentists she has seen aren't letting her get braces.
    -She has been to 2 different dentists and both said she doesn't need to get braces. -But she keeps bugging you about getting braces,saying that her friends at school and all the other kids her age have them. -She is even upset and angry that the 2 dentists she has seen aren't letting her get braces.
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • Do you allow your child/children to have access to your bedroom anytime they want to?

    Personally, I don t like the idea of children making a habit of being in their parents bedroom. But, I do know quite a few parents who don t mind at all.
    Personally, I don t like the idea of children making a habit of being in their parents bedroom. But, I do know quite a few parents who don t mind at all.
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • Would it be lazy, and inconsiderate to give a child...?

    Best answer: There is nothing wrong with serving left overs for a meal. In my home, I usually cook for two days and on the third day, any left overs in the fridge becomes the meal for that day and everyone can pick from the items left from the previous two days. If there are not enough left overs, then I cook another fresh... show more
    Best answer: There is nothing wrong with serving left overs for a meal.

    In my home, I usually cook for two days and on the third day, any left overs in the fridge becomes the meal for that day and everyone can pick from the items left from the previous two days. If there are not enough left overs, then I cook another fresh meal.

    Basically, either cook meals that do not leave left overs or be sure to use the left overs to not waste your food budget. It also teaches children not to waste food.
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • Parents: If your 15 year old son refused to take his meds (antidepressants), would you have him institutionalized?

    He is mostly left-leaning, but has a lot of views associated with Nazism (that only started since withdrawing from his meds - against the will of his mother and doctor) and feels that psychiatry is a scam perpetrated by “Jews and liberals”. He also feels that he has the right to refuse mental treatment, since... show more
    He is mostly left-leaning, but has a lot of views associated with Nazism (that only started since withdrawing from his meds - against the will of his mother and doctor) and feels that psychiatry is a scam perpetrated by “Jews and liberals”. He also feels that he has the right to refuse mental treatment, since everyone has the right to bodily autonomy, and that right is not just reserved for adults. It is, of course, true that people can do whatever they want with their own bodies, but not if they are a danger to himself and others, which he clearly is. Since withdrawing from his meds, he has threatened to rape children, and tried to convert an 11 year old Jewish child to Nazism. You try to force him to take his meds, but he still refuses. His past diagnosis includes depression, anxiety, and Asperger’s. Would you resort to institutionalization if necessary?
    4 answers · 7 hours ago
  • If a parent finds out they have an intersex child, do they get the sex change asap (couple weeks to a few months)?

    Best answer: I'm assuming you're talking about children who are born with parts of both male and female genitalia. It takes months of genetic testing and ultrasounds to determine what sex to assign a baby. Once that's determined, then surgery is completed. Surgery can be done as soon as nine months old.
    Best answer: I'm assuming you're talking about children who are born with parts of both male and female genitalia. It takes months of genetic testing and ultrasounds to determine what sex to assign a baby. Once that's determined, then surgery is completed. Surgery can be done as soon as nine months old.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is a wife responsible for how the kids bond with her husband?

    Best answer: It is not your responsibility to make excuses for your husband's behavior with your children. But you deserve to have your own time as well, and if he refuses to take a turn supervising them so you can get a haircut or run errands or go shopping, that's a problem. Each parent is responsible for their own... show more
    Best answer: It is not your responsibility to make excuses for your husband's behavior with your children. But you deserve to have your own time as well, and if he refuses to take a turn supervising them so you can get a haircut or run errands or go shopping, that's a problem. Each parent is responsible for their own relationship with their children, and some parents end up brutally disappointed with the relationships they end up with when their children are adults.
    11 answers · 6 days ago
  • Should I get my child a cellphone?

    My 7 year old son recently told me that he wants an iPhone, the first thing I asked him was “why?” He said because all his friends have phones and because they look fun.” I grew up in the 90s and I played with toys, not iPhones so it was really sad to see him asking me this. He already has an IPad which his father... show more
    My 7 year old son recently told me that he wants an iPhone, the first thing I asked him was “why?” He said because all his friends have phones and because they look fun.” I grew up in the 90s and I played with toys, not iPhones so it was really sad to see him asking me this. He already has an IPad which his father bought him, and he is addicted to that so getting him a phone might be worse. And he insists on getting the newest iPhone, I have no idea how he even knows about iPhones, he even knows the prices. I guess he might search that up on his iPad? Anyways, what should I do? He wants it for his 8th birthday which isn’t until September 7th, so I still have time to think about this.
    19 answers · 7 days ago
  • My 9 year old son and 7 year old daughter hate it when my boyfriend stays over. What should I do?

    I have been with my boyfriend for 13 months I introduced him to my kids 4 months ago. They get on well but they don't like him staying over. When it gets to their bed time if my boyfriend is at our house then they make a fuss. They will refuse to go to bed until he leaves, my daughter will start asking me if... show more
    I have been with my boyfriend for 13 months I introduced him to my kids 4 months ago. They get on well but they don't like him staying over. When it gets to their bed time if my boyfriend is at our house then they make a fuss. They will refuse to go to bed until he leaves, my daughter will start asking me if she can sleep in my bed. Then they disturb us during the night when they should be asleep. I have spoken to them about it and my kids said they don't know why they don't like him staying over. I don't know what to do because my kid's dad isn't around so I never don't have my kids. They hate it when I leave them with my brother for the night and they never want sleepovers at their friends. I need adult company and I want to continue building my relationship with my boyfriend. Also, it has become awkward with my children because they ask me why my boyfriend is allowed to sleep in my bed but they aren't. I assume my 9 year old has some idea about sex but I don't want to be explaining that to my 7 year old. What should I do about this situation?
    9 answers · 5 days ago
  • My 12 year old son won't communicate with me in the stay-away camp?

    Best answer: I have three boys, all are taller than me....I do raise my voice at times but they know I love them. They still hang all over me or try to sit on my lap. I know but it make people around us smile(yes, they do it in public and they don't care) makes me smile even more. I teach them to do onto others they way you... show more
    Best answer: I have three boys, all are taller than me....I do raise my voice at times but they know I love them. They still hang all over me or try to sit on my lap. I know but it make people around us smile(yes, they do it in public and they don't care) makes me smile even more. I teach them to do onto others they way you want to be done. For example in your case, if my boys did this, not call me at all....the next time they called me for something, I wouldn't answer the phone....and after a few minutes of them blowing up my phone...I would probably say, once I answered...oh you need me now, me?....they usually laugh but get the point. The following article is pretty good:Raising Considerate Children in a Me-First World
    7 answers · 4 days ago