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Your parents appear to be pathologically overprotective (not allowed in your own back yard alone at age 12???) For whatever reason, the world they grew up in is very different from your world. You say that safety is their main concern. The best approach to safeguarding children is to help them learn and develop as mature and capable people with wide ...


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First I have to say I laughed at what you called him, but in all seriousness. My brother is exactly like this. He's 19 now (I'm 17) and you can only imagine what I went through growing up with him. Here my advice, offer him a reward and mention it first. like 'I'll give you a cookie if you do the dishes, and two if it's looks wonderful.' Now I know I may ...


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Facilitate communication between them. A preschooler especially is still figuring out how to articulate feelings, wants, and needs, but a six year old isn't perfect either. (The hardest part of this is that you have to decipher what the true feeling/want/need is that underlies the argument!) Try to redirect when you see a conflict beginning. This can be: ...


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Well, you're an adult now, seems time to act like one and confront your parents. That's assuming it's possible to have a reasonable discussion with them on some subjects without too much of a negative impact...or be ready to deal with those negative impacts. IMHO, the main advantages to you "coming clean" would be : That's an indicator of how mature you ...


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Kids aren't very good at listening or telling exactly what they need. This can get confusing/frustrating, especially with two kids try to talk to each other. Solving problems is something that needs to be learned. girl 1 has a need girl 1 doesn't say her need very well girl 2 doesn't listen well to what was say girl 2 understand something completely ...


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Good.. You are nearer to a good decision. Every parents will overprotective and very caring for their children. So discussing all matters with them will be good for you. Don't tell parents everything suddenly. Tell them each one with a break of two more days. ;) good luck


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If you can't risk the chance you will have more restrictions, you just continue as you have been until graduate and live on your own. But if you want to break the pattern, of course you will risk have more restrictions (though it's hard to happen because you don't tell them about your prior misdeeds so your parents don't know you are hiding things from ...


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This may be a little short for an answer, but it feels too much for a comment, so: Try keeping the following in mind: to your mother, her religion is an important anchor to who she is, and why she is still around. Most of the comments that disturb you may just step from worry about you, wish she voices from HER context. To her, this is how SHE would approach ...


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I wonder, does your mom have other things to talk about? Clearly she used to. Have things changed? If they have, you can find things to do and talk about together. A book you're both reading, etc. You can't control how your mother speaks, how she thinks, what she believes, etc. You can only control your own actions. But you can talk to her about it, and you ...


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Although I can't diagnose someone online from second-hand information, what you've described suggests that your son's girlfriend may be suffering from borderline personality disorder. If so, that'a horrible condition to be living with, and my heart goes out to her. (To people saying it's normal teenage behavior - threatening suicide is not normal for any age ...



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