Community Q&A

My Toddler Has Started Smacking Me — Just Me! — Quite Hard: Advice?

My Toddler Has Started Smacking Me — Just Me! — Quite Hard: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her 14-month-old daughter. She says that her daughter has recently started smacking her hard. She doesn’t do it to her father or anyone else. She has tried to curb the behavior on her own, but she needs some help.

My Ex Is Pressuring Me to Get Back Together with Him Because I'm Pregnant with His Child: Advice?

My Ex Is Pressuring Me to Get Back Together with Him Because I’m Pregnant with His Child: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for relationship advice. She says she found out she was pregnant shortly after divorcing her husband. She has since remarried, but she told her ex-husband about the baby. Now he wants to get back together, even though this mom-to-be is happy in her new relationship.

My Partner Gets Mad That He Has to Work — Even Though He Doesn't — While I Don't: Advice?

My Partner Gets Mad That He Has to Work — Even Though He Doesn’t — While I Don’t: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her relationship. She says that her partner and his son recently moved in her — she also has a child from a previous relationship and is currently pregnant — and gets mad when she asks him to be more proactive in finding work. He thinks it’s unfair that he has to work while she doesn’t, even though she’s managing the household.

Do I Have to Let My Child Speak to Their Other Parent, Who Is Currently in Jail?

Do I Have to Let My Child Speak to Their Other Parent, Who Is Currently in Jail?

A mom writes in asking if she needs to let her child speak to the child’s other parent, who is currently in jail. She says the other parent didn’t play much of a role in the child’s life beforehand, and now she seems hesitant to let the parent call from jail and speak to the child.

My Daughter's Biological Father Suddenly Wants to See Her After 5 Years of Being Absent: Advice?

My Daughter’s Biological Father Suddenly Wants to See Her After 5 Years of Being Absent: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about how to handle a situation with her daughter’s biological father. She says the father of her 5-year-old has had zero involvement in their lives since the baby was just 8-months-old. Now, the father claims he wants to be more involved and “bond” with his daughter. This mom is distressed.

After Teen's Last Chemo Session, Community Celebrates Her With Coronavirus-Free 'Reverse Parade'

After Teen’s Last Chemo Session, Community Celebrates Her With Socially Distanced ‘Reverse Parade’

Courtney “Coco” Johnson has had a turbulent past 10 months. The 15-year-old was diagnosed with cancer in June just a day after her eighth-grade graduation ceremony. She lives in Pasadena with brother Parker, dad Kelly, and mom April Danz.