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Second pregnancy has mom worried it’s too soon

I have a 5-month-old son, and my husband and I just found out we’re expecting again. While we had planned to have children close together, we didn’t expect getting pregnant again would happen so quickly. And we didn’t want babies quite so close together — when the second one is born, they will be 13 months apart.

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How parents can prevent arguments with teens

Q: In a recent column, you advised parents not to argue with teenagers. That’s fine and dandy advice, but you failed to tell how to stay out of these arguments. My argumentative 14-year-old daughter argues with me about nearly every decision I make. I am going slowly insane. How do I make her stop?

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Ex-etiquette: A picture is worth a thousand words

Q: My ex-husband's new girlfriend has told our daughters that she is going to have a portrait taken of her with the girls as a Christmas present for their dad. They have only been seeing each other for three months! I felt myself fuming as my daughter announced that she was going shopping this week for matching outfits for the picture. I did not say anything to my daughter (who seemed rather excited) but I feel it's way too soon for things like this. We've co-parented well over the years. What's good ex-etiquette?

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Living with Children: Are you suffering from Egalitarian Parenting Syndrome?

Some of the sources that inform today's parenting do not come immediately to mind when one thinks of raising children. Take Karl Marx (1818 � 1883), for example. Along with his buddy Friedrich Engels, Marx articulated the fundamental principles of communism. He proposed that capitalism was an economic and social system that exploited and oppressed labor and kept the "masses" in a perpetual state of subjugation and misery.

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Lori Borgman: When the ants go marching in

I was suspicious the first time I saw them. But I slapped on a happy face and agreed to give them a chance. Still, I wondered if they wouldn't overextend their stay - or worse - go where they weren't wanted. You never know about ants.

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