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How to explain to my 2-year-old daughter that her biological father now wants to be called “daddy”, after previously denying fatherhood?

My daughter is 2 and a half. My boyfriend and I have been together since I was a few months pregnant. She eventually started calling him daddy and we stopped correcting her as her biological father ...
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Should I feel bad about this or my mom is overreacting? [closed]

Around the time I was born, my mom and biological father broke up because of domestic violence. He helped us with money in the first year of my life but then went to work abroad. I didn't seen him for ...
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Stepson and girlfriend never come in the house now that we set limits

My husband and I are a second marriage. His son is now 19 but I've known him for almost 6 years. He lives in our home and goes to school full time as well as works part time. He and his college ...
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How do I change my son's views, after he confessed to me that he rather be with prostitutes over having an actual girlfriend?

Last weekend, me and my 18-year-old son, who just recently enrolled in college, were having a conversation about dating and relationships. I would have never expected this from him in a million years, ...
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What is the appropriate age to tell my daughter that her biological father doesn't want to be a part of her life?

I had a beautiful daughter with my very first boyfriend at the age of 16. He was 18 at the time and he was very careless about the whole situation. He was a high school dropout, selling and using ...
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Who behaved badly? [closed]

Grandparents arranged to visit their sons family in order to provide baby sitting services for the weekend while the parents made home renovations. Two days before the weekend, it was agreed that the ...
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How to confront my father about his alcoholism

Ever since I can remember, my father has drunk alcohol. In fact, his older brother died from alcoholism when I was around the age of 10 - roughly 7 years ago. This was fine, it was all in relative ...
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Has bending the rules with my mother in law caused this issue?

This is a little hard to explain, so if you need clarity I can try. My mother in law visits a few times a year for a week each time. My kids are the only grandchildren she will ever have. She is ...
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How to explain that I don't got to church to my little cousin

First of all, I'm sorry if this is not directly a parenting question as I don't have children (yet) and it's about my little cousin. Please lead me in the right direction if you see the topic doesn't ...
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How to handle value mis-alignment between parents and kids

I'm (kinda) asking this question for my parents and family. My parents and I share very different values. For example, I think we should replace our old washing machine with a new, energy-efficient ...
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How to tell my mother that the way she handled my little brother's try to hurt a kid disappoints me?

My little brother is 7 years old, and he along with two other kids were on our trampoline out back. The girl who was with them is 8 years old and told my brother to push the other boy off the ...
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I don't like my mom and she is coming to stay with me, how to prevent it or handle in the best way?

My mother used to taunt me for not being a good student and my stutter, maybe that was her way of taking our her frustration, in my senior secondary school she took it so far that I had to think about ...
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Hygiene vs Family: My 7 year old little girl refuses to drink from 6 year old sister's bottle

This is my first post and is probably going to be characteristic of the three areas that I'm working on most with my 7 and 6 year old daughters: How to discipline the girls in a loving and supporting ...
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Trying to improve brother's toxic behavior towards depressed mother

WHO: Me: mid 20s, lived last 7 years away from home in a different city and then in a different country. I go back home for a week every 5-6 months. Mother: clinically depressed since her and my ...
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Is it bad being a “bad influence” for my younger cousin?

First some background information: I am a young woman in my early 20s, I lived alone since I was 18 relatively far away from home. I graduated top of my class and I am studying and working in IT. (...
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Do my parents hate me?

I think my parents hate me. They love my younger brother who is three years younger than me ( I am 18 ). They appreciate whatever he does. They appreciate whatever he says. Even when I say something ...
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My 13 year old brother is causing stress in the family [closed]

Im 16, and Im going into year 11. I'm sometimes an asshole to some people and I know it. I know that I'm lazy, badly organized and unmotivated. I want you people here to know, I have matured a bit, ...
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How do I change my Brother negative thinking, and bad attitude and addiction towards computer games

I'm his older Sister, 15 years old and my Brother is only 13 years old. He has been very addicted to the computer, online games and apps on tablets. Although this may seem like a common problem for ...
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I believe that I may be the father of someone famous. How should I proceed?

After much thought and investigations, I believe that I am the father of someone famous. I would like to get in touch with him. I just want to have a conversation with him to tell him that I am sorry ...