Questions tagged [parents]

About the parents themselves, and not (only) about the children.

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My daughter doesn't want to do as instructed

Among other problems, my daughter doesn't want to write as instructed. For example, I help her with some homework, like "My measures" where we need to write how tall she is, her arm, etc. We ...
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how can i help my parants from getting a divorce [duplicate]

im a young tenager and my parents are constantly arguing. my mum has recantly taken off her rings and was joking around about splitting up, but i think they might actually. i dont know what to do and ...
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How do I tap into my 18 year old daughter?

My abusive and controlling partner of twenty years, locked my out of our jointly owned home. I have since had to fund alternative accommodation from my savings, he hasn’t let me have any contents, I’m ...
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19 yr old son with a prosthetic left foot

My son had a major work accident over a year ago which ended in his left foot being amputated. He says part of him died so he feels dead thru and thru. Suicide is big in his mind. How , as his mom, ...
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My mom dislikes my hairstyle, is this normal?

I'm just a mid teenager who is trying to find out if the case of my mom disliking and controlling my preferences is common. I'll start off with a simple example. Lets say my mom likes a tidily combed ...
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Punishing my brother

My younger brother 16 is leaving with me, it's been two years now He is like every teenager likes to have fun, discover things and get friends. I kept him on the line, safe and sound. We argue ...
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I'm in deep trouble with a family [closed]

We are still in high school and very immature, we say lewd jokes about our friend's gfs to tease our friends or piss them of. I have said it in some of my messages, examples of what I said were, &...
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Techniques to handle a stubborn newborn that doesn't want to sleep

Hellooow, I'm dad now. I am since about 3 weeks. Being an engineer my brain is addicted to solving problems. Right now my biggest problem is an unproportionally aggressive, stubborn and winey newborn. ...
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Toddler makes a mess with everything, everywhere

Our son is 17 months old. He is too frequently ruining things and losing our expensive things. I know these things should be out of reach, but some things can’t be locked and things at his level are ...
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Is my mom overly controlling?

I just wanted some help. I’m 18. Lately I have been really confused if my mother is overtly controlling or I’m just a frustrated teen or it is dysfunctional household. I really don’t know where to ...
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17 year old son decided he is a girl but previous to coming out has never shown signs of feminine behavior [closed]

My now 18 year old son came out as transgender six months ago. He has never been girly. He is a stinky teenage boy, who does not clean his room, has to be forced to bathe and his voice and manner of ...
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What do I say to 10 yr old daughter says she's a lesbian [closed]

I found out my 10 year old daughter(11 in 3 months) told her two best friends she is a lesbian. One friend is a boy who's been her best friend since they were 3 and the other is her best girlfriend. ...
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How can I help my daughter to realize advantages of books?

My daughter is 9, she is very clever, but I want her to work harder, read more as after doing the lessons quickly she takes her cell phone and doesn't notice anything else around. How can I help her ...
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Convince my wife that the flu vaccine is good for our child

She says she would like her children to naturally fight colds and flu and thus make their immune system stronger. How do I convince her against this irrational thinking?
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How do I deal with abusive parents?

I'm only 13, and since I came back from Mexico (since 4 years) they have been abusive for 5 years. At first, it was all fine but then like 1 week later they became abusive. My parents are abusive my ...
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My baby is so Clinging

My one year old boy baby is so clingy.It’s too stressful.Always he would like to be in kitchen.I tried to divert him in all ways but he always wish to be in kitchen.He is not playing with toys.
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My Mom Doesn't Allow Any Screen Time At All!

Recently, my mom changed my entire lifestyle completely in just a week. Exercising for one hour, avoiding snacks. I'm fine with the first two, but the last one is just cruel. I'm not allowed any ...
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Is there a downside to gender neutral upbringing?

There is a general dichotomy in the Western society about boys and girls - what they should wear, what should excite them, colour of their clothes, studies, etc. Growing from India, I have not faced ...
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How do I convince my strict parents to allow me to do things as a 17 year old?

I’m 17 and I have my driver's license and I’m legally old enough for many things. However, my parents have not allowed me to drive ever since I upgraded from my permit to my license. I have also been ...
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2 year old son not the typical 2 year old boy

Just wondering if anyone has a 2 year old Son that isn’t the typical two year old boy? My son is so gentle, scared of a lot of things (riding bikes, scooter etc. He doesn’t jump around and play rough ...
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Can I bring my parents back together? [closed]

I am fairly young, not a teenager yet. This morning, my parents had a fight and my mom said she was going to stop cooking for my dad. At lunch, I spoke to my dad about apologizing and recognizing my ...
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Hi I am under 14 and i wonder why my parents are fighting so much [closed]

Why are my parents fighting so much when I mention how my day went at school my mom says thats great and then i use the bathroom and i come back to the table they are screaming at each other my mom ...
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Advise on 123 Magic for hyper or anxious kids

Has anybody that’s done 123 Magic have any experience with a child who knowing they will get a time out, negotiates the conditions of their time out? My son will know on 3 he goes to his room for 5 ...
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How to transition from someone with no knowledge of parenting into someone who is likely to succeed at the task?

I hope to become a parent one day, and when I do I would like to be a good one. I have been trying to learn a bit about what that entails, which has so far involved reading lots of questions and ...
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What professional helps teach parents how to parent?

What's the name given to the person that teaches parents how to parent? Dog trainers usually don't only teach dogs tricks. They show the owners, how they can teach the dog things, how they can master ...
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How to reduce screentime habit while eating food for children?

My son is 3.5yo and is very healthy and active. And we do have screentime limits setup on ipad. Right now there is a mealtime association with ipad screentime and it has become a habit. How can i ...
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How do I tell my parents I don't agree with their beliefs? [duplicate]

I am a 15-year-old and this is my problem : I was raised in an extremely Christian environment, I had no problem following what my parents and the church thought was best for me. About three years ago ...
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How strict can my parents be about my studying?

I chose to study medicine; but the main reason for this choice are my parents, as they don’t believe that I can be successful in other fields. But even getting into medical school requires me to study ...
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How Do I Stop My Two Kids from Fighting? [closed]

My kids are fighting with each other for no reasons. They are twins (4 year old). Sometime they get too serious. Punishment is not the way I really like. Please share some cool ideas.
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I'm doing work that should get me some money, but my parents don't pay me for the work I do and I don't like that. How should I deal with this?

First a short history lesson: When I was born, my parents built a house in Georgia. For some reason they decided to move, and I don't remember the house at all. Fast-forward a few years, we're living ...
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I like to make things but my family won't stop poking fun at me, how to ignore or stop?

Not entirely sure if this question should go on this SE site since I'm not the adult in this situation, but I don't really know where else to ask it. I like to make stuff. Pointless little things that ...
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How to handle a bully in the neighborhood?

Sorry about the long post, but I need to rant. I have a 9 year old son who loves to socialize, so we were regularly hanging out at the park pre covid days. With the current situation, we have taken a ...
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Should I allow my children's father to see his kids?

So my children's father loves his kids, he asks to see them. He was always really good with the kids when we were together. Here's the issue: we broke up 3 years ago, and since then he has been to ...
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Parental control software [closed]

I need some advice from other parents. I’m working on a [project][1] about adult toys. Under the current virus situation, I’ve been working from home, so I’ve been using my private computer for work. ...
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How to protect my child from friend's over protective father?

My 9yo son has a class mate whose father doesn't allow her to socialize with boys. The girl herself, on the other hand, is pretty adamant about being friends with my son, bordering on obsessive. I'd ...
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How to help elder sibling speak up for himself

I have 2 boys, a 9 year old and a 7 year old. The elder boy is talkative but totally clueless in describing his feelings. His nature is very adjusting and letting things go comes very naturally to him....
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How can I be a parent with severe disabilities?

I have several disabilities, but I would still like to become a parent. I realize I am going pretty deep into my disability and putting a lot up to the world about my situation, but to me it is worth ...
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Should parents back each other up when a child behaves badly?

The example is a 4.5 year old. In a few months, he goes from preschool to kindergarten. The first thing in the morning his dad asks him what he wants for breakfast. Sometimes the child shouts at his ...
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How much protection from me coming out as a transwoman does my child need?

I am a transwoman or feeling like that. My wife says she accepts my coming out and my needs in this direction but wants that neither she (which is desirable for her though not the topic here. She ...
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How to know whether I am giving too much attention to my child?

I have heard that getting too little attention from parents can result in personality disorders in adult life and getting too much attention from parents can result in child be an attention seeker as ...
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How to improve parent sleep quality once child is sleeping through the night?

We have been very lucky that our 1.5 year old child is a good sleeper. We did some sleep training early on and she now sleeps through the night quite consistently. We are grateful for that! However, ...
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My 18 month old daughter too much sweating during sleep time and it leads a sleep problem

My daughter is 18 months old, and she sweats when she sleeps especially during night time. I think because of the issue and hotness, she often wakes up at midnight. It is frustrating for me, but I ...
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worried about prior marijuana use [closed]

If I used marijuana everyday before I found out I was pregnant ( I quit as soon as I found out) My question is when my blood work comes back from first doctors appointment positive for THC , will CPS ...
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How to teach kids that loud voices are nothing to be scared of

If parents are habituated to raising their voice when disagreeing with their partner, in the presence of kids, it appears that the kids are visibly distressed due to this. It is clear that its the ...
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How to minimize covid-19 exposure child visitation with the non-custodial parent?

What practical approaches are recommended or possible to minimize covid-19 exposure during child visitation, weekend visit, with the non-custodial parent? Are there medical or legal guidelines on ...
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How to work-at-home given no daycare

We have two kids, a 14 month old and 2.5. We're sinking financially, and with the current shelter-in-place order (SF Bay Area, CA, USA) we're struggling to just get distraction-free time to try to ...
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DNA Testing on 10 year old

I have three kids. For the last 10 years, my two oldest have had a good relationship with their grandparents and father's family. This past weekend, an ex-boyfriend and I met up for drinks to catch ...
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How to deal with parents that enforce a curfew on an adult

So my parents, especially my mother, feel the need to control many aspects of my life because "I'm not responsible", which is at least partially true. Completely ignoring the fact that I'm never going ...
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Telling a child you’re not their biological parent

History : my partner has a child with his ex , which is not his biological child but he knew this before birth (as she was already pregnant) . The relationship didn't last long but he stuck by the ...
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To have or not to have a second child? [closed]

I am in my early thirties I have a 3-year-old girl. Growing up I always thought I would have two kids but now raising one, I realize how hard it is! I have been recently diagnosed with some hormonal ...
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