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Reply: Slang words used today
Initially just check it out with whom company he is spending more time, make him realize that it's not...More
Posted by stellagonzalez
Slang words used today
I was able to read a couple of text message my son sent to his friends on his phone. He asks where his...More
Posted by bcuzicare4
Reply: lazy
Don't feel guilty, you are doing the right thing. You are not condoning him to be unhealthy. Good...More
Reply: Progressive puberty and periods
Well I think you should take your daughter to the doctor. Let the doctor examine her and then you and your...More
Posted by mariajohnson
Reply: teen daughter dating
Be friendly to your daughter. Talk to her as a friend and express your concern politely and calmly.
Posted by mariajohnson
Reply: 17 year old son angry, isolating himself. tried ma...
How old is your son? When did you notice these issues? A bit more info would be helpful. Thank you,...More
Posted by momuv4girls
Reply: Nausea and burping
What is your daughter's age. Young children can have upset stomachs from soda, diet, or stress. School is...More
Posted by sluggo45692
Reply: 13yr old, heavy mensturation, Duphaston?? is it ri...
In the beginning girls do get irregular and heavy menstruation. It gets normal once it starts regularly.
Posted by mariajohnson
Reply: Teenage son is headed down the wrong path
You are not too strict. But you have to handle your son with love and care. Talk to him and try spending...More
Posted by mariajohnson
Reply: I need help....
Well I think your daughter misses her father. Her Father should meet his children. But if he is not in...More
Posted by mariajohnson
Reply: 17 year old daughter
Hey, I can understand how you feel when your daughter behaves this way. Making your daughter trust and...More
Posted by mariajohnson
Reply: 16 year old daughter had girlfriend living with us...
Yes you did the right thing. You should talk to your daughter and parents of that girl and explain what...More
Posted by mariajohnson
Reply: Underage Drinking
I agree, talking to your kids early could prevent them from adopting bad and poor habits. Talk to them...More
Posted by mariajohnson
Reply: Grandchild Difficulty Coping with Divorce
Your daughter is still being a floor mat. She's still being manipulated by the ex-husband and your...More
Posted by sluggo45692
Reply: Teen daughter dating drug user
From a father of a 24 yo stepdaughter, I can tell you. She won't listen to you. I can offer some advise. If...More
Posted by sluggo45692
Reply: Unsociable 16 Year Old Son
I think you should talk to him about this. Try spending more time with him. You play with him the outdoor...More
Posted by mariajohnson
Reply: 12 yr old step-sons disturbing sexual behavior
You simply tell him that he should go somewhere private to do that. What he's doing is fairly normal. Doing it in...More
Posted by fcl
Reply: Bisexuality in teens
My 15 year old son recently confided that he is bi and a "furry". I love my son and do not judge him by...More
Posted by chicachic
Reply: 13 year old boy with diaper fascinations
I wish you well with this. As of now my nephew says he no longer wants to do this. I don't know if he is...More
Posted by sutoparent
Reply: Need Guidance!
You need to handle your nephew with love. Talk to him politely and tell him that his behavior is hurting...More
Posted by mariajohnson
Reply: friends spreading rumour abt 13yr old daughter
I think let your teenagers sort of these types of issues. She did the right thing by talking to the boy...More
Posted by mariajohnson
Reply: 10-yr daughter period
You may find some helpful information in a story I wrote called "Reaching Puberty Early". You will find...More
Posted by wildlynatural
Reply: 10 yr old boy and 11 yr old girl share a bed
Not only this but most states have laws stipulating that foster children can only share a bedroom with same sex...More
Posted by fcl
Gardisil and scoliosis
I was wondering if any one has been told their daughter has begun to have Scoliosis after receiving the...More
Posted by natcap88
Reply: When do you talk too much...
Your son is 17 and puberty has hit, physically he's old enough. Mentally is always another story. I agree...More
Posted by sluggo45692

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Hopefully you have received some good input here and your son is better. I just thought I would respond to...More
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Reply: Low Progeserone in Teen?
I always think its a really good idea to have a full-medical work up on a child, to rule out any physical...More
Posted by momuv4girls
Reply: 13 yr old boy
I would make a list of his symptoms, when they started, what triggers them etc... Also, have your son make...More
Posted by momuv4girls
Scared to go for a poo
I'm 12yr old girl and I'm scared to go 4 a poo it's just something in my head but I'm really scared of it...More
Posted by An_254237
Reply: 12 year old step son pees and poops his pants
I am scared to poo but don't do it in my pants does he ever hold his pee or is this regularly if so try...More
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My 10y son has had a recent change in behavior. He is not completing his homework, he is leaving school without going to his aftercare, and he is not ...More

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Teen Dating Rules
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