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my father tried to teach my older brother. It was a disaster. Every time he failed, my father yelled at him (because my father was afraid of damaging his car) IMO, do yourself and your children a favor. Enroll them in driver lessons.


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Professional driving instructors tend to be exceptionally patient, and tend not to panic in situations where regular people will. This helps a lot to keep a learner driver calm, and people learn much more effectively when they're calm. One incident I can remember when I was learning many years ago. I was driving towards an intersection, and didn't properly ...


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I think that enrolling your child in a driving school will really teach them the in depth things they will need to know about driving. You may be able to teach them the basics, but I think that letting a professional help them is a good way to go. I know that I have forgotten a lot of what I learned when I first started driving, so I personally wouldn't feel ...


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I don't have a lot of experience with pre-teen girls, other than having been one once upon a time, but since I was asked to elaborate on my comment. I agree with your assessment that making it 'forbidden' will make it more attractive. If I were you, I would figure out what is non-negotiable to you as a parent. Homework, chores, hygiene and so forth. If ...


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Trying to restrict it will make it even more attractive. You actually may have more luck by actively pushing it. Ask her to watch music videos with you as soon as she gets home from school. Talk constantly about how hot Justin Bieber is, and that all the other mums/dads secretly love him as well. You'd need to be convincing though. I think this would have to ...


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With the smiling and such during his party while he is refusing the fun, it seems he gets jollies out of crushing you. This bit makes me think you feed him big reactions, or show you care a lot and he would rather mess with you for fun. I'd wonder, does he say these things and behave this way when you're not around? My brother (28) refuses to talk in ...


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There is about a 99% chance she is being dramatic. Sibling rivalry can be intense. However, this needs to come before the attention of a parent or trusted adult. It is bullying--big time. On the 1% chance that you feel your safety is truly threatened, and a parent is not being helpful, you might call the authorities (police). You just described the legal ...


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He is rebelling against something. It sounds as though he is rebelling against your holding onto him, protecting him. Maybe he is rebelling against needing your approval. Let him rebel! Let him get it out of his system. You offer him the gym, instead he offers to eat a cake in front of you. Offer him a cake next time! Don't be attached to any outcome. ...


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There is no reason to choose one over the other based on what you have listed in your question. Martial arts that require a high level of flexibility (such as Capoeira) might be tricky if your son doesn't currently have high flexibility. In reality, most martial arts focus on control and discipline, at least until higher levels, and can cope with entry at ...


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Based on personal experience (my self and my two sons), I suggest Judo over Karate and other martial arts. Both are good for self-defense. Judo is a better workout. Judo is less likely to maim or kill a friend. Judo has more of a cognitive component as there are many different moves, especially in mat work. The people who go in for Judo tend to be nicer ...


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I have the feeling that inscribing him and yourself in an improvisation theatre course might be benefitial to both you and him. What you described just makes me remember a time in my life when everything was too heavy for me and the only way to make sense in life was being like a kid. luckly I ended up living in a city called Berlin, where everybody is ...



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