Parent Q&A: Current Questions Open for Responses

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Activities & Events & Places To Go

Disneyland tips please!(0 responses, 2 pending)
Japan itinerary with 8 and 6 year olds(0 responses, 1 pending)
Morocco in late fall(0 responses, 2 pending)
Looking for no fee Berkeley location to host event(6 responses)
Traveling with young ones(8 responses)
Vacation rental investment - where's a good location?(5 responses)

Childcare & Preschool Advice

Montessori for active boys?(0 responses, 4 pending)
Have you enrolled in orckids?(0 responses, 2 pending)
When do daycares accept new kids?(0 responses)
Preschool with extended care vs. a full-time daycare(0 responses, 1 pending)
Care for older baby while I’m in labor - no family in the area(0 responses, 12 pending)
Finding a nanny who wants above board pay(3 responses)
Lamorinda Montessori Schools(0 responses)
Play based and/or Mandarin immersion preschool(2 responses, 1 pending)
Experiences at Vera Casey Center? (Early Head Start)(0 responses)
New Parent/Preschool 101(7 responses)
Experience with Angel Academy in Berkeley(1 response)
Experience with Hummingbird Montessori in Albany (1 response)
JCC Oakland Aftercare(1 response)
Little b, Big B Daycare(2 responses)
Casa Cerrito Preschool(1 response)
Even 6 pm Pick Up is maddening and impossible.(46 responses, 2 pending)
Debbie Oliver - updated reviews?(1 response)
New to Alameda - Seeking Preschool Recommendations (1 response)
Recent reviews on Pride in Learning Montessori(1 response)

Classes & Camps & Groups & Tutors

Martial arts for shy kids(2 responses)
Desperate for August 26 week Summer Camp/Caregiver(3 responses)
Dance studio for 12 year old(0 responses)
Skateboard program or club for teens?(0 responses)
Ballet class for 3/4 yo in Adams Point?(5 responses)
Ultimate frisbee at Berkeley High(4 responses)
Seeking dance school without extravagant recitals (7 responses)

Community & Housing & Work

Pre-kindergartener is afraid of riding the school bus(0 responses)
Renting out our house vs. Airbnb rental(0 responses, 7 pending)
Turning volunteer project into 501(c)(3)(0 responses, 1 pending)
Moving to Washington state with a 15 yr old(0 responses)
Relocation to Redmond WA(3 responses)
Raising child in multi religious family(5 responses)
Relocating to Atlanta, GA(3 responses)

Family & Relationships

Missing Something(0 responses, 5 pending)
When to tell 9 year old that she is adopted?(14 responses)

Health & Wellness

ISO Osteopath in/around Oakland who can be my PCP(0 responses)
Emetophobia(0 responses, 4 pending)
Medical and Dental Tourism(0 responses)
Postpartum body work recommendations(0 responses)
Pediatric Gastroenterologist?(0 responses)
Life coach for young adult returning from residential treatment(0 responses, 4 pending)
Seeking Dermatologist Recommendations(1 response)
Therapist for Insomnia/Anxiety for grandparent(3 responses)
Hysterectomy?(2 responses)
Looking a peer coach/mentor for young adult(1 response)
Useful tests for food sensitivity causing cystic acne?(7 responses, 1 pending)
Nutritionist coach for parents(0 responses)
Kaiser covered prenatal chiropractic care?(9 responses)
Plantar Fasciitis in both feet(14 responses)
Experiences with bunion surgery & podiatrist recs(5 responses)
DeltaCare USA dentist for 7 year old? (5 responses)
Healing a facial scratch(3 responses)
Helping a 22 year old niece with anorexia(5 responses)
Therapist for a defiant 9 year old (1 response)
ADHD prescriptions - how to make affordable???(2 responses)
Therapy for 2e child, Oakland/Berkeley area(1 response)
Elbow arthritis(3 responses)
Teen's phobia of shots debilitating, help.(9 responses)
Dermatologist specializing in hair loss(0 responses)
Kaiser ob/gyn for perimenopause(1 response)
Need Primary Care Doc for 50+ yr.old male(1 response)

House & Garden

How to reduce heat on our 2nd floor(10 responses, 2 pending)
Fleas(8 responses)
Contractor sought - Chemically-sensitive family (3 responses)
Water filters(2 responses)
Pergola with solar(2 responses)
Fire- & insect-resistant siding(1 response)
New mattress(4 responses, 1 pending)
Cleaning roofing debris out of attic(4 responses)
Recs for a Carpenter / Woodworker?(3 responses)
Too much kids’ stuff! Where to donate/how to refuse(19 responses)
Sandblast stucco?(1 response)


Building a ladder to loft space?(0 responses)
Need help dealing with morning and bedtime routines(1 response)
Experience with sleep trainer(1 response)

Pregnancy & Childbirth & Breastfeeding

Looking for postpartum doula(4 responses)

Products & Services

Looking for Shoes for Daughter with WIDE Feet(0 responses, 1 pending)
Acupuncture or Acupressure recs(0 responses)
African Hair braider/stylist(0 responses, 2 pending)
Travel insurance(0 responses)
First Haircut(3 responses, 1 pending)
End of the line(8 responses, 1 pending)
window washer(1 response)
Seamstress needed (2 responses)
Experience with Real Estate Mediation & Arbitration(1 response)
Lafayette Park or Claremont for a spa day?(5 responses)
Daycare's liability insurance waiver(1 response)

School Advice

Theater at Berkeley High?(0 responses, 1 pending)
Albany schools - any experience changing your assignment?(0 responses, 5 pending)
Question about Albany after school and Oceanview(1 response)
Hot lunch at OUSD(0 responses, 1 pending)
Comparing great schools: EB, EBI, Academy, Heads Royce, Bentley(8 responses, 1 pending)
Starting College (4 responses)
Seeking input on Julia Morgan Middle School(4 responses)
Coping with Wait list uncertainty (1 response)

Teens & Preteens & Young Adults

Fun overnight trip with teens?(1 response, 3 pending)
Therapist for teen girl(5 responses)
New to Berkeley with a 6th grader(3 responses)