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Member Advice on Discipline

(+) Doesn't have any (-) spanking doesn't work because it sends the wrong message (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Respect

(+) MY 200th Review. (-) MY 200th Review. (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2001)

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Member Advice On Being A Mistress

(+) for most people none (-) most things (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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Member Advice on Single Parents

(+) N/A (-) N/A (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Difficult Behaviour in Children

(+) Sometimes I cant think of any!!!!! (-) very hard work...your life will never be normal again (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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Member Advice on Remarriage

(+) You learn from all of your previous mistakes (-) There are none (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2001)

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Member Advice on Baby Walkers

(+) An extra form of entertainment for baby. (-) Can be dangerous. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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Member Advice on Being a Good Mum

(+) Being a mum is the biggest responsibility any woman can have! (-) So many woman are not taking it serious enough! (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Member Advice on Morning Sickness

(+) The light at the end of the tunnel - Your baby. (-) too many to mention (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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Member Advice on Dealing with a Stalker

(+) It's flattering...for about 2 minutes! (-) You end up hating the person (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2003)

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Should one parent stay at home full-time?

(+) see review (-) see review (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Member Advice on Communicating with your Child

(+) can open up communication, spare awkwardness (-) can cause awkwardness, not direct (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Living with Alcoholism

(+) N/A (-) Lack of support, ungrounded opposition to solutions (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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Member Advice on Vasectomy

(+) No more children (-) It is just a small prick but it hurts (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Tests During Pregnancy

(+) Peace of mind that your child is normal (-) Heart-wrenching decision if all is not well (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2000)

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Members Advice on Buying Toys

(+) Buying the right bike makes it a less frequent event (-) It only starts with buying the bike - what about knowing how to ride it? (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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Member Advice on Preparing for your Baby's Arrival

(+) This'll tell you everything you could possibly want to know (-) It'll also tell you a hundred and one things you don't (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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Member Advice on Being in Foster Care or Children's Homes

(+) At least I wasn't put in a "home" (-) There are some foster parents that have no right to be (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2003)

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Member Advice on Being a Step Parent

(+) Can Be Very Rewarding, You Can Get Lots More Love, You Can Help The Children Grow (-) Can Be Very Hard Work, The Children Can Be Resentful, Ex-Partners Can Make Life Difficult (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2000)

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Cellulitis

(+) No matter how small if you have a proble - get it checked out! (-) .. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2005)

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Member advice on Caring

(+) Caring, closeness, rewarding (-) Hugely frustrating, disappointing, shattering (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2002)

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Member Advice on Vaccination

(+) Saves lives. Lots of them (-) A lot of largely ill-informed hysteria (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Attracting Women

(+) sex, love, marriage, friendship (-) black widow after effects, stds, slahed tyres (just kidding) (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2002)

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Art Activities For Babies and Very Young Children

(+) You and your child have fun, wonderful artwork covering your walls, extra special gifts for family (-) Absolutley None (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2011)

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Member Advice on Age Gaps

(+) Nothing matters when love is true. (-) sometimes you have to let go. (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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Member Advice on Ectopic Pregnancy

(+) None (-) The Whole Experience (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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Member Advice on Bedwetting

(+) absolutely none (-) increase in washing, unhappy child, confusion and frustration (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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Member Advice on Female Sterilisation

(+) No worries about getting pregnant (-) Bitter, bitter regrets (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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How loneliness can affect your life

(+) may help somone. (-) A general view. (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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When your child leaves home

(+) A fantastic opportunity (-) Feeling a bit sad (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2007)

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Dont spank your child in the name of DISCIPLINE!

Advantages: Doesn't have any
Disadvantages: spanking doesn't work because it sends the wrong message

I remembered being spanked a lot as a girl. My father spanked his children for any infraction, ranging from being disrespectful to not eating our food, because that's how things were being handled when he was a child. spanking is too light a word. we call ...

christychally 12.08.2006 ˇ Read full review
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Set boundaries in a loving way

Advantages: A well behaved child that you can take anywhere without worrying
Disadvantages: A brat who can't be controlled

I must begin this opinion by saying that I speak as someone who has no children and who will never be having any children (due to a hysterectomy). So I am writing this only from the viewpoint of someone who used to be a child! Some would say I still am, b ...

SusanLesley 17.07.2001 ˇ Read full review
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IT WAS HIM NOT ME

Advantages: to tame disruptive children ,to teach right from wrong
Disadvantages: some parents go over the top

Ok so the children are playing up again and you are getting well and truely fed up with it so what do you do? Well the question is easy but the answers are not quite so.... Firstly you will have to decide if that child is really being naughty . Som ...

linda01865 14.08.2001 ˇ Read full review
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Where do you draw the line?

Advantages: Well behaved Children
Disadvantages: Upset children and parents

My daughter is 3, and I do not profess to know all of the answers in regard to discipline, and to be honest I do not think this subject is black or white, just very grey. Each child will react to different forms of discipline, depending on their personali ...

nicanddarrell 11.08.2001 ˇ Read full review
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A battle of Wills

Advantages: A small smack won't hurt your child
Disadvantages: It might go further

As a parent of four completely different natured daughters, I feel that I have some kind of practical experience on the subject. Aged 9, 8,3,and 1, you don’t need to be a brain surgeon to work out how hectic our household is. My littlest girls ...

headgardener 04.08.2001 ˇ Read full review
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