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Q: When is it normal for a boy's voice to change? My son is 10, and his voice is getting deeper every day.

Q: Using your advice, I successfully toilet-trained my daughter by age 16 months. It is now three months later and we are still using diapers at naps and nighttime. At her nap, which lasts several hours, she fully soaks her diaper. At night, she is taking off her diaper prior to falling asleep, wetting the bed after she goes to sleep, and then crying for us when she wakes up in a pool of pee. Is this a sign that I should begin night training? I'm hesitant to do this because I am 8 months pregnant and don't relish the idea of waking up several times a night to take her to the bathroom and tending to a newborn as well. I would prefer to continue using diapers until she is old enough to get out of bed and take herself to the potty (even a potty in her room). Is this unrealistic? Or should I just deal with the extra night wakings and start taking her to the potty a few times a night now? If not, how do I keep her diaper on at night?

There he is, aging right before my eyes. In the churchy light of early morning, I can see the peach fuzz emerging on his face. Pre-whiskers. What's next? A pimple? Puberty? Dear Gawwwwd.

Q. I'm pregnant with my first child. I'll soon be married to the father who also has one biological daughter and a 7 year-old son who he found out wasn't his when establishing paternity for child support after the boy turned 1 year of age.

I've been divorced for three years, and my mother is still hoping it's just a phase.

There's a giant tent frame outside my beach rental blocking my view of the ocean. It was here when I got here and it's clearly been abandoned. I understand canopy tents are a pain to take down, but to just strip the canopy and leave the frame? Talk about pitching a tent . . . .

With all the alarming news about the Philadelphia School District finances and whether the Pennsylvania legislature will or won't institute a cigarette tax to bolster funds, there's one lovely little ray of good news:

Being engaged and informed in your child's health is one of the most important roles that a parent can fill, but dealing with a health issue can be anxiety-inducing for most parents. Here are some practical tips to help you navigate health concerns for your child.

1. Most Stunning Revival: Eccentric Ancestor Names

I was talking with a co-worker yesterday, and she was recalling something her young son said to her that surprised her.

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