Does anyone have any type of advice for giving the birds and the bees talk I'm not so good with these types of things.
HELP!! My 10yr old daughter mentioned she likes a boy at school 😩. The “dad” part of me wants to be strict and shut it down right away, however I also don’t want to be too hard on her to where she doesn’t feel comfortable opening up to me about what’s going on in her life... Feeling a little stuck here, any advice?
My daughter is a tween. 11 years old. She’s becoming more expressive which we condone. But how do you teach a tween where to draw the line? For example, rolling her eyes and not wanting to answer simple questions. Or slamming the car door as I drop her off for school. It’s a tough one. Anyone have any experience or tips on how to go about this? #tween #preteen
Does anyone have advice for a step-mom? I’m struggling with giving my step-daughter her first bras. I figured her mother would do it, but to no avail just like when my step-son went thru puberty, my husband and I had to do everything. Their mom was oblivious. However my stepdaughters developing, and after observing her play at school with her girlfriends I noticed she is the only one not wea... More
Calling all experienced step parents.. what has been your best way to deal with a very dramatic 14 year old with ADD? I’d like to improve on how to deal with her when she starts to become manipulative and find a healthy approach to motivate her to choose strength over manipulation lol I’m hoping this is possible
Question for parents of preteens. My 11 year old daughter seems to be getting depressed. Like, at the drop of a dime. Even when we’re at Disney World. I played it off for a while being like, she just doesn’t want to go to bed or she’s just tired. But I’ve noticed it’s not that. For the past two weeks. And she notices it too. She’ll ask me why she’s sad for no reason. Help please. Anyone goin... More
Long story but I’m going to shorten it as much as possible. I have one pre teen stepchild and a teen stepchild. The pre teen lives under our roof full time. Our teen step child brought drugs into our home, admitted to having it, using it, and also using with his bio mom. He has also been giving drugs to our pre teen and they mainly use in bio moms home. Pre teen did test positive on an at ho... More
Did your kids participate in National Walkout Day? How did you talk to them about it? https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/14/us/national-school-walkout-gun-violence-protests/index.html
Can anyone suggest swimsuits/ shorts for tweens, my daughter who's 11 loves swimming, but she prefers to wear something a little more covered, that's still stylish then what is being offered at the stores, she's stuck with board shorts that don't allow as much movement doing laps, etc any suggestions?
Hi guys! I have a 12 year old stepson...he lives us...so he calls me his mom....so he is very comfortable with me and opens up a lot to me..which is very nice and it allows me to tell his dad and he can be prepared to discuss issues t With him...he has alotta questions about sex and relationships and I was so I was wondering if anyone here had any suggestions or tips on how to answer his questi... More
Daughter is at the point were she needs to start wearing training bras- every style I have brought her- she complains and refuses to wear them. Any brand suggestions? Or ways to encourage her to wear them? We have gone shopping-together and she has picked them out but still refuses.
My 11 year old is going through bullying really bad. She has been to a adolescent hospital for attempting suicide because of it. I have done everything from trying to get a meeting with the parents (still hasn’t happened) and something done to make this kid stop and my child feel safe (never has happened). My daughters on Meds and going to therapy for depression and anxiety, but I’m worried abo... More
Ideas needed for my older October kids birthday parties. She will be 13 and he will be 8. We will be doing cake, ice cream, and drinks only. It MUST be on a Sunday due to football season. There will be about 30 children invited and probably all will come. Here in Oklahoma the weather is very unpredictable so anything outside won't work however, I need as cheap as possible without looking ch... More
Interesting article about kids being sleep deprived especially tweens and teens. I'm already worried about this with my toddler starting school! http://www.scarymommy.com/tweens-are-sleep-deprived/
I recently excepted a job as an airline pilot and although I'm super excited for the opportunity..I'm also filled with anxiety about traveling so much and the effect it will have on the relationship I've built with my 10 year old daughter. Will she resent me? Will she feel abandoned? Will she act out and perhaps seek unhealthy alternatives to fill the void left by my frequent depart... More
There's a lot of heavy things going on in the world and some parents have expressed questions on how to talk to their kids about news and current events. I wanted to share a resource - Xyza - news for kids. Started by two local SF moms, you can sign up at www.xyzanews.com to receive a free print copy of their news for kids! (Full disclosure I work with them and my nieces ages 12 and 10 love... More