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Jun
30
comment Why does my 16-year-old hate me?
@Julie4435637 are you still in a relationship with his father or are you divorced/separated, how much or a role does his father play in his life ?
Jun
22
comment Single parent having behaviour issues with son (11) not wanting my partner around
Have you asked why he doesn't like him ?
Jun
17
comment How can we help our son deal with his girlfriend's emotional issues?
You shouldn't help your son deal with his girlfriend's emotional issues. She is bad news and you need to protect him from this abusive, manipulative girl. It isn't your son's job to fix her, not that he could even if it was, he will just be caught up in all the bullshit and be left hurt and worse off.
Mar
25
comment My wife wants a 4th baby, but I don't
OP says they have talked about it for days. There is a fundamental disagreement and no one should be coerced or argued into having a child they don't want, especially when they already have 3.
Feb
23
asked How to get 4 year old to stick up for himself but not turn into a bully?
Feb
15
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Feb
15
comment How to explain your absence to 4 year old
@GeoffHutchison does the pain of not seeing them and not having them a part of your daily life ever go away. Do you think the time you were seperated had a big negative effect on your relationship with you children ?
Feb
15
asked How to explain your absence to 4 year old
Dec
31
comment Working mother but unemployed father
@MJ6 even if the assumption that the father earns no money is accurate you would be upsetting a lot of mothers if you claim the stay at home parent makes no financial contribution. theguardian.com/money/2007/mar/08/g2
Dec
31
answered Working mother but unemployed father
Dec
22
comment Are my parents to break my relationship apart?
If you live with your parents they are entitled to set any house rules they want. But I would suggest to you that they are motivated by love and not spite. Ask them directly if they have a problem with the relationship and if they do then ask for specific things that they object to. It could be that your judgement is being clouded by your feelings and your parents might be doing what is best for you.
Dec
22
comment Helping a child cope with a parent's relationships
You seem very intent on forcing a very traditional gender role onto your son. People should focus on what makes them happy in relationships, for some people that isn't marriage or long term relationships. For example his father's mistake was actually getting married in the first place when that life clearly wasn't for him. The high turnover of women in his life might be by design and not because those relationships failed. It is no coincidence that you want your son to choose to behave in a way that would mirror your ideal partner but that might not be what makes him happy.
Dec
10
comment Visiting a third world country before meeting a newborn
Just faced the same issue with my father, he just came back from west Africa and wanted to visit, our children are 4 years and 6 months. We told him to wait 6 weeks. He wasn't happy but ultimately you have to do what you think is best, your children need to come before other people's bruised egos or hurt feelings
Oct
18
comment How do I handle when my step kids parent buys them everything they want?
I don't have much sympathy to be honest, if you think you have it hard imagine how the father feels.
Oct
18
answered Is my 14 year step daughter a bad influence on my children?
Oct
17
comment How should infant refer to Father (biological) and Father (step)?
It is terrible to hear this and stories like these break my heart. He should ONLY be calling you daddy.
Oct
8
comment Handling strong need to protect family
i agree, if you want the capacity to defend yourself and your family then you need a gun, anything else will just be security theatre.
Sep
30
comment How do I help our 3/yo go through stress
@sbi the statistics are clear when it comes to children with divorced parents. Divorce is inherently selfish, you may be sick of your marriage but your children are not, It is all they have ever known.
Sep
28
answered How do I help our 3/yo go through stress
Sep
25
answered Son 22 asks me how to deal with a friend with benefits, so that she does not get hurt