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I have learned a lot working on my new answer to this question. I collected some literature and took some notes from them to add here. I hope this will satisfy the question. The average age of learning about ones owns the sexuality tendencies is 10, 14 for accepting the identity, talking about it with friends is 16 and 17 for talking to parents, well ...


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Social Networking Sites (SNSs) and Social Media in general are important mechanisms in building and mirroring one's social networks. There is a general tendency to think of SNSs as more dangerous than general social interactions. While that might be true in some cases (e,g, cyber bullying), SNSs tend to amplify our networking abilities and access to ...


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As with any relationship issue, I would recommend not trying to change her, but to work on changing you. Work on becoming the kind of person a teen would want to open up to. First, you need to create opportunities. That means do activities together where talking is okay, but silences aren't awkward. That eliminates movies because you can't talk. ...


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You have gotten a lot of great information from the other responders. I wonder if I can help you with this. Wondering if anyone else on this site has any insight to help with what I am feeling. We have our own sometimes very strongly held beliefs and value systems, and we want to pass these on to our children. The majority of parents actually try to do ...


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yes she is probably either a lesbian, or at minimum bisexual, though you can't know for certain yet. She isn't really old enough to have explored her sexuality too much, so there is a small chance she may not yet fully understand her own desires. Still, she is old enough that she probably has a good idea about this by now, so I would listen to her and ...


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I'm trying to think when any media ever influenced what it was that got me hot n bothered. The answer: never. Is it being depicted as acceptable these days? yes. At that age is the line between "personal attraction" and "sexual attraction" harder to figure out? I think yes. In puberty every feeling is magnified as the hormones hit. She might be lesbian. The ...


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Expanding from my comment: I believe it is very unlikely that she is going to change unless she later determines that she is bisexual rather than a lesbian. It is incredibly hard for someone to "come out" and tell others that they are LGBT. I have only ever told two people that I am bisexual. I have a nephew and a couple close friends who are gay men. At ...


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Children with ADHD often have co-morbid (all that means is that they happen at the same time) conditions, such as OCD; up to 25% of kids with ADHD may have OCD as well. It's very commendable that you're in touch with your child about this and you are understanding and open with him. Your experience would be the same with an adult with OCD as with a child. ...



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