Browsing All posts tagged under »advice«

Why dog ownership is good preparation for having children

December 28, 2011


Welcome to this week’s instalment of WTF Wednesday where I don’t need to be an expert; I just need to know more than you. This week’s question comes from a good friend who writes: Dear IBMP, Is getting a dog good preparation for having kids? Yes, of course getting a dog is good preparation for […]

When your son thinks anywhere close to the potty is good enough

November 22, 2011


Welcome to the eighth instalment of WTF Wednesday, where I have have a blog and that makes me qualified to answer your questions. Today’s question comes via Twitter from John Willey (@DaddysinCharge) at Daddy’s in Charge? and was seconded by Scott (@ThisDaddys_Blog) from This Daddy’s Blog who write: Dear IBMP, Is there a way to get your son […]

Surviving a department store tantrum

November 8, 2011


Welcome to the sixth instalment of WTF Wednesday where the advice is totally free and worth every penny. Today’s question comes to us from ThinLine via the blog, who writes: Dear IBMP, Here’s my question: how do you handle it when your toddler decides to have a tantrum in the middle of a department store? […]

6 important considerations before you start to procreate

November 1, 2011


  Welcome to the fifth instalment of WTF Wednesday where there are no stupid questions. I can’t make the same promise about the answers, however. Today’s question comes from an anonymous person, via one of the search engines, who writes: Dear IBMP, What are the things to be considered to be a parent? It’s great […]

How to stop your daughter from getting that piercing

October 25, 2011


Welcome to the fourth instalment of WTF Wednesday where we’re questioning life’s most pressing answers. Today’s question comes from Totsymae (@totsymae) who writes: Dear IBMP, I have a 15 year old daughter, constantly asking to get piercings. I allowed an extra ear piercing. What’s the best way to dissuade her from that navel piercing she […]

It’s just not as cute when it’s someone else’s kid’s snot

October 18, 2011


Welcome to the fourth instalment of WTF Wednesday where your parenting questions are sort of answered. Today’s question comes via Twitter from Kasia (@PolPrairieMama) who writes: Dear IBMP What do I do when dealing with a snotty sick kid who wants a hug? (Not your kid) Kasia, we’ve all been there: Dinner guests are over. […]