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School is Complaining and We Can’t Agree on Resolution

Q: Our soon to be four year old is having issues at school and we, as his parents, can not agree on how to rectify the situation.

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4 Year Old Driving Me Nuts!

Q: Allana, I am going to lose it with my almost 4 year old. I’m a single mom and he is pushing my boundaries to the point that they might break. Everything is a fight, everything is a debate, everything is an issue. He’s my only and this might be normal but between his attitude and my stress at work, I am…I don’t even know anymore.

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How Do You Be the Trifecta

Q: How do you keep a balance of being your son’s best friend, your son’s role model, and your son’s mother?  I feel like those three roles conflict but you seem to balance each one so perfectly.

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Secretly Sabotaging To Win Custody

Q: I have been secretly sabotaging my husband’s relationship with our kids because I want to file for divorce and have sole custody. He has been having an affair for the past three years and I don’t think he deserves to walk away with anything. Am I wrong or is he getting what he deserves?

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My sister and I couldn’t be any more different if we tried.

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Question: My sister and I couldn’t be any more different if we tried. It was never a big deal until we both became mothers. She had her son first and now that mine is about 3 (her son is 5) – she feels the need to critique my methods of parenting. I don’t know if she is just trying to be the wiser older sister and believes she knows best because her son is older than mine but I think she is a terrible mom. I look at her son and pity the victim he will be when he gets older because she shelters him from everything. Is there a way to tell her thanks but keep your opinions to yourself?

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Single Moms Have the Advantage

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First off, to all single moms, being one myself, it’s a lot. A lot to take out the trash, do your own taxes, keep the young ones alive AND take care of you. YET one of the best things you can do for yourself to be a great mom is first:  HEAL your past wounds from divorce or a loss, and second: KNOW that when you don’t make time for being a WOMAN… your parenting suffers… as does your self-esteem.

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