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comment Why does my 16-year-old hate me?
@KaiQing My point that if it is ODD, which it seems we potentially agree on as being a strong possibility, leading medical advice (the mayo clinic) is to seek therapy.
Jul
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comment Why does my 16-year-old hate me?
@JustinOhms 'textbook' ODD could include real mental health issues. Being patient is important but simply stating 'it will work out' isn't the best advice, IMHO. It's been 4 years. Time to find out if there's more to this. The Mayo Clinic's overview of ODD (TL/DR: seek therapy): mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/…
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answered Why does my 16-year-old hate me?
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comment Why does my 16-year-old hate me?
@reed why would you say that?
Jun
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comment What can be done when a child cuts his or her hair?
@Erik my point being that you can't stop a kid with scissors from cutting their hair. If they want to do it, they will do it.
Jun
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answered How should I inform parents if their children are bothering me?
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May
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comment How can I make my kids passionate in science while being religious?
I think the premise of the question is flawed in that it seems to imply that it's not something that is typically done or is easy to do. It's like asking how to make your kids passionate about sports and science. They are just two different things that they can be exposed to and may or may not find they have a passion for.
May
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comment How can we help our son deal with his girlfriend's emotional issues?
Teenage boy is constantly on phone/skype with girlfriend? Doesn't see his friends anymore? This seems like perfectly typical teenage behavior.
May
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comment Baby Girl Stretching
Everyone stretches. It feels good.
May
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comment How to deal with a teenage daughter who refuses to dress modestly
How was this the chosen answer? It's a terrible answer.
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Apr
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comment I want to expose my 5-year-old daughter to boys and girls toys equally, but she just turned her nose up at Star Wars. What do I do?
@CreationEdge it all comes down to the adults that are influencing them, I guess. :)
Apr
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comment I want to expose my 5-year-old daughter to boys and girls toys equally, but she just turned her nose up at Star Wars. What do I do?
@CreationEdge I'd argue that what looks like boy vs. girls toys is purely an adult concept. Kids don't care. We mostly agree, we're just coming at it from slightly different perspectives.
Apr
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comment I want to expose my 5-year-old daughter to boys and girls toys equally, but she just turned her nose up at Star Wars. What do I do?
@CreationEdge There's a huge difference between 'not worrying' and 'passivity'. Actively expose your children to all, but don't worry one way or the other. Kids will be exposed to cultural forces regardless. Insisting that there are boy vs. girl toys will only emphasize that. You don't need to teach a child which toys to play with. They will choose themselves without any teaching on your part. Actively insisting a boy to play with a doll or a girl to play with a dump truck would be what will emphasize those cultural biases.
Apr
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comment 11 year old son searching for porn
@CreationEdge I can't say I've ever seen any legal case of child abuse stemming from a kid hunting out porn. Granted, it all depends on context and jurisdiction but I don't think the blanket statement "mom and dad can get in trouble if you do this" is at all a sincere thing to say to the child.
Apr
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comment 11 year old son searching for porn
@CreationEdge this is parenting.se. We parents have no time for that. :) (I kid, you make a very good point...please feel free to add your citations to the answer if you'd like).
Apr
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comment 11 year old son searching for porn
@CreationEdge yep, but that would have nothing to do with a teenage boy surfing the web.
Apr
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answered 11 year old son searching for porn