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So, what are your thoughts on having a young babysitter? I am looking for a babysitter, and a family friend recommend their neighbor. I contacted her and she asked me if we could set up an interview. During the interview I learned that she is American Red Cross certified in babysitting and pediatric CPR/first aid/AED. She seems very responsible and held herself well. She also seemed to take thi... More
Hi. ! I have a 13 year old stepdaughter . I’m very blessed to have a great relationship with her. :) my question is though how Can I get her to not be on her phone 24/7? I would love advice from other parents how they’ve dealt with this and how it’s worked out for them . Myself and her father have agreed to take her phone away every day at 5pm so it’ll one —- make her finish any chores she has... More
He also will get physical with his mother when she tries to make him go to school or do anything. She is a single mom and really struggling.
“With younger children, we have plenty of opportunities to put our parenting muscles to work. We can read stories together, make up knock-knock jokes, build towers, or go to the museum. Our youngsters still like to join us for a trip to a grocery store and they usually come to us first with their questions or problems. But with teenagers, it’s not always easy to know how to connect. By their n... More
I need advice on a subject that can be controversial. My 14yr old girl developed early, by 11 she already had her period. Right now our concerns are chest related. She is currently a 38dd and complains of back ache. No wonder. However she does have genuine pain for a legitimate reason. She has shown interest in a breast reduction to relieve her pain. I’m conflicted seeing she is still in the gr... More
Teen daughter came out and told me she was a lesbian. I took it okay but her dad not so much and now she feels like her dad doesn't love her. Him and I have gotten into a really bad argument about this and haven't spoken to each other in days. What should I do to make them come together and talk about this issue?
Hi I have a question and would appreciate as many suggestions as possible. I live in a household with 3 adults total and 2 children. We are trying to help co-parent with a 9yr and a 13 yr old. We are constantly being undermined, and our consistency isn’t being matched by the other adult in the household. I am desperate to find a happy medium.
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
We're planning on taking a road trip in June. Our daughter will be almost 14mo and then my two siblings will be 12 and 13. Our plan is to go from Oklahoma to Galveston, then to New Orleans, and then possibly to Flordia around the Destin or Pensacola area. Are there any local shops, restaurants, or sights that are a must see along the way? Preferably kid friendly. Or Any tips about travel... More
My teenage son has told me he feels depressed. He says he's never happy, hates college and hasn't made any friends since he started in September. He's 16 and he actually sat on my knee and cried about how sad and lonely he is. I don't know what to do... Is he really depressed or could it be just teenage hormones? Does he think he has to be happy 100% of the time and anything ... More