Wor­ried about my daugh­ter

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My daugh­ter has bondQ:ed

so closely with her friend’s mother that she does not even want to come home af­ter school to our house. She is an only child and they have four chil­dren. She has many toys and they only have a few. What can I do? A:your You may need to give

child some more pos­i­tive at­ten­tion. Play with her more and plan fun ac­tiv­i­ties out­side the home for the fam­ily. She sim­ply wants to have fun with her peers. You can al­low her to spend some time with her friends, with the par­ents’ ap­proval, ev­ery week or so. En­sure that she is safe while vis­it­ing. Q:a I want to go away for

while, about two week, to get some rest. Am I a bad par­ent for want­ing this? A:when A good par­ent no­tices

they are stressed and need some rest and re­cu­per­a­tion. En­sure that your part­ner gets a chance for some rest, too. Q: I love food, es­pe­cially ro­tis and cur­ried



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