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This is a difficult situation and a lot of what you do depends on what you're willing to put up with. I'm going to assume the yelling and fighting is really negatively affecting your life in an unacceptable manner. It would mine. My personal belief is that you should never give your child anything because they frighten you into it or will make you miserable ...


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It's all about control. He yells because it works, or at least because there are no consequences. It's your house. He's a guest, albeit an important one. You make the rules. He follows them or leaves. You may not be able to physically control him but that's not the kind of control you want anyway. So here's my advice... If he yells, tell him in a ...


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Maybe you should encourage him to go to music school. I didn't exactly fail classes, but I did just enough to pass and didn't care for schooling at all. Maybe your son, like me, is just bored of it and didn't see how the standard educational system would benefit his goals. In the end, my skipping class almost every day to pursue my interests landed me a job ...


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The difference is consent. If you don't think the girl is consenting, she likely isn't. It can be emotionally abusive even if there are no bruises.


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Often, people are quite good at understanding the difference between playful behaviour and someone feeling genuinely threatened or hurt. If you can see from her body-language that she is not enjoying herself, if you can hear from her voice that's she's actually distressed, then this is absolutely abuse. Abuse is not about how much someone hurts you, or how ...


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Teenagers want to forge their own path It's entirely normal for teenagers to become disinterested in what their parents have to say and to strike out on their own path. Consider for a moment how you, as an adult would feel if someone kept on telling you what to do. A new phase in the relationship There comes a point where you need to stop relating to ...


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Yarbro, us random internet people with no personal knowledge of the situation, we're not the best people to make that judgement, I'm afraid. You're actually there on the scene and - from what you've written in your post - you clearly think that the situation is borderline-abusive / possibly-abusive. And you're worried - rightly IMO - that if that's what ...


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Abuse normally covers significant risk of harm and can be either physical, sexual, emotional abuse, or neglect. This behaviour is, from your description, unpleasant and unacceptable, but I'm not sure if it meets a threshold for abuse. Is she being harmed by it? It'd be great if everywhere had a "report early report often" approach to child protection. ...


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Instead of pushing her away by showing animosity towards her boyfriend, have you considered inviting him in, getting to know him and making him feel welcome? If she didn't tell you about him sooner, it's probably because she thought you'd be judgemental about her decision (which is normal, children generally do care a lot about their parent's opinions, no ...


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Is it better that he is 'vaping' (smoking requires burning) an e-cig or smoking a real cig as many kids have done in previous generations. Caffine is as addictive and as bad for you as small amounts of nicotine yet is socially acceptable and consumed daily by 99% of the population. If you are really concerned then maybe you should try to presenting some ...


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First of all, you've waited too long. Seventeen is a young adult age, no matter what you may think of her personal ability to handle this status, and you should have addressed this years ago, before the topic of boys began to cloud this issue. But, better late than never. You need to understand that if you're telling your seventeen year old not to ...


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Stop worrying as much about his manners. Missing "please" or "thank you" hardly seems like the end of the world. As a high schooler, he has a lot on his plate right now, and your fussing over manners is only adding to the pile. Try going easy on him for a while.


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I suggest that you provide her with lots of leggings to wear under her short skirts. Leggings are very trendy now, and wearing a short skirt over them gives the look that is "in" right now, but the body is better covered. I've seen this look from some young teens I know, and it allows them to remain stylish, while maintaining a certain level of modesty. I ...


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I think there are two factors in play that caused what you observe. His personal motivation and your parental motivation. He is at an age where he really needs to start doing things on his own initiative. He also needs to realize that slacking off has consequences and it is usually better to learn it in high school than post secondary. Have a talk with ...


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In order to help someone to develop critical thinking, ask the right questions: What's your thought on... Why do you think... What would you do, if... Then actively listen. That means not judging her opinion or the way she expresses herself (Teenagers can be quite extreme and radical!), but accepting her position and continuing the conversation from ...


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Talk to her about your concerns. Explain sex to her and make sure she understands the dangers of pregnancy and how to prevent it. You might not be able to stop her but you'll probably feel better knowing that she's using protection


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I came across your question in doing my own research on this topic. Appararently there was 1 study done 10 years ago on mice that supported the claim that prozac could interfere with bone growth. My daughter is getting ready to turn 12 and after a recent check up was found to have not grown in the last 3 years (don't get me started on the guilt I have for ...


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See: Medline Plus: Fluoxetine - US National Library of Medicine / National Institutes of Health, 11/15/2014 Fluoxetine (marketed as Prozac) Information - US Food and Drug Administration, 12/16/2014 Side effects: Information specific to: Fluoxetine 20mg capsules when used in Depression. - UK NHS Choices The following side-effects have also been ...



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