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Ask Jido July 2021

Dear Jido, I'm a single working father of four. I'm often given unasked-for parenting advice from female parents who often, frankly, have much less parenting experience in general, and absolutely none with my own kids. This ranges from comments like, “Children often do better in their mom's lap” as I'm booking airplane seats, to being Read More »

Ask Jido June 2021

Dear Jido, I would like to know what you think about the new trend in some food stores that seems very unethical to me. It used to be that when you went into a store every item had a price tag.  Now I find that many items do not have pricing and you have to Read More »

Ask Jido May 2021

Dear Jido, I ordered a wine gift basket for my cousin and his wife who live out of state. I received an email thanking me for my gift. My cousin reciprocated by mailing me a fairly expensive gift card to a restaurant where I rarely dine. I am contemplating a major hardware purchase and would Read More »

Ask Jido April 2021

Dear Jido, I live in a high Covid-infected area. I do my best to stay home and limit the people I see. Our apartment building has signs up requesting everyone wear their masks, and for one person/party to ride the elevator at a time. I wear my mask from the minute I leave my door Read More »

Ask Jidoh March 2021

Dear Jido, Person A, who used to be my supervisor, was recently replaced by Person B, who had other, needed skills. Now Person A is doing exactly what I do, only at his old salary - which, because of his former status, is higher than mine. Person A is also a male; I am female. Read More »

Ask Jido January 2021

Dear Jido, My wife came down with COVID and has been having a hard time getting over it. When she first started showing the symptoms, the test results were negative. A couple of days later, I carpooled with a friend to another friend’s house where seven other friends had gathered where we all wore masks Read More »

ASK JIDO December 2020

Dear Jido, I have a lovely mother-in-law. She is an amazing grandmother and I can rely on her to do what she says she will do. However, she can also be selfish and overstep boundaries, and this seems to be getting worse as she ages. When I ask her questions, like does she want to Read More »

Ask Jido November 2020

Dear Jido, My 12-year-old son has a circle of good friends, but suddenly another boy has joined the group. My son has had problems with this boy in the past. This boy has regularly been mean to my son, but my son says they have reached a sort of “peace agreement.”  I don’t want to get Read More »

ASK JIDO October 2020

Dear Jido, I recently retired so that I could help take care of my three-year-old granddaughter since daycare is so costly and her parents live from paycheck to paycheck. I have my grandchild Monday to Thursday, six hours a day. She rarely eats much, is very active, and now she will not nap. I am Read More »

Ask Jido August 2020

Dear Jido,   My newly widowed sister-in-law says she doesn’t want to come to us for the holidays this year due to her fear of COVID-19. We do not know what to do. We are not sure if she’s being honest and really just wants to be alone – or if we should insist that Read More »

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