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Hi simom, We finally concluded that he struggles with anxiety. Plain and simple. Our doctor explained that...More
Posted by bellajane
Reply: 16 yo not liking hs because all of her friends hav...
Sorry your daughter has to go through this. She sounds like a great kid who just wants to do the right thing...More
Posted by sk8598
Reply: Quasi-stepmom seeking advice
I can see from your message that you are not in fact someone who is going through a similar situation, so I...More
Posted by healingtime
A concern for a hyperactive 13 year old girl
My mother has been friends with Alice since they were in college, and the friendship hasn't changed since...More
Posted by peterconnor
Reply: Question
Most often natural consequences are the best teaching tool - - not sure what the history is with your son,...More
Posted by momuv4girls
Reply: Afraid of needles
I 17 and I am scared to death of needles. They scare me so much. I get so scared my heart starts beating...More
Posted by michelle2016
Reply: 12 year old step son pees and poops his pants
My stepson is going to be 10 very soon and does this all the time. His father and I are at our wits end...More
Posted by mezmereyesyou2
Reply: teen lacks respect and expects his way
So I am going to make a couple assumptions here, and feel free to ignore this reply if the assumptions...More
Posted by isabellasosuke
Reply: Should a 12 year old be given this choice?
Wow, this is a tough question...but you've probably made a decision by now, and if not I have an idea...More
Posted by isabellasosuke
Reply: Teens with Bipolar
35 lbs in 8 months is an awful lot of weight and even more so for someone who is petite. If I were you, I'd be...More
Posted by fcl

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Reply: dental care
implant is for the missing one only. The crowns are for the ones beside. I just don't like the idea of...More
Posted by An_257747
Reply: puberty in early teen boys
What exactly is it that you want to make him understand?
Posted by fcl
Reply: teen girl sleep choices
This does sounds weird. I think you should talk to your boyfriend about this.
Posted by mariajohnson
Reply: What age would you allow teen to go to a concert w...
I agree with Kathleen. If you trust your daughter and her friends let them go. You can drop them to the...More
Posted by mariajohnson
Reply: diabetices
A teen who has a parent with type 2 diabetes is at a higher risk of having type 2 diabetes than a teen who does not...More
Posted by fcl
family problems
I have a 14 year old cousin who is selling a dog that was giving to them and every time some one tells them...More
Posted by An_257109
teen girl sleep choices
Although not every night, my boyfriends 14 year old granddaughter who he is raising, asks for him to wake her...More
Posted by An_256886
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

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In 2005 I moved from my hometown to live 4,000 miles away with my new husband and growing family. I brought my two boys, now ages 9 and 12. My step-so...More

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Teen Dating Rules
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