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Questions tagged [teen]

Age specific questions from about 13 years to about 19 years. Younger: pre-teen. Older: adult-child.

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How to punish my teenage daughter for buying thongs? [on hold]

I have a 14-year-old daughter. I found out that she has bought a bunch of thongs and thong body suits and thong bikinis. I also found a bunch of mini skirts and super short shorts. How should I punish ...
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16-year old step daugher is mentally ill and aggressive to me - how much should I be involved?

My spouse’s 16 year old daughter is mentally ill. She has been diagnosed with Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) and is in treatment. Of late, her behavior has worsened to the point where she responds ...
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Is my 14 y/o brother’s abusive behavior something that I should be concerned about?

To start off this question I should mention that I am currently 17 years old and since we are homeschooled and my parents have jobs in which they have to work for one or two hour blocks all day, I get ...
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13 year old daughter refusing to wear a real bra

My 13-year-old daughter has a training bra that she has been wearing 24/7 for almost 2 years now. When we first got it, it was her first bra and she has only tried on one bra when I got her fitted. I ...
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As a teenager, my mom refuses to believe that I have anxiety/depression/ possibly ADHD. How can I help her understand that she is hurting me?

I am in 8th grade, and I am currently in four high school classes. I understand that these are significantly high stakes classes, and I genuinely try my best in each one of them. I am currently ...
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How to make a teen stop vaping?

I have a 16-year-old daughter. She is vaping a nicotine product. I know that, because I found liquid nicotine and a vaping pipe in her room twice and smelled it in her room once. I don't believe she ...
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How do I talk to my teen daughter about her weight? [duplicate]

Over the past two years 17 year old daughter has gained about 60-70 lbs. Growing up she was always a healthy weight, however, by the end of her Junior year of high school she had visibly gained quite ...
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How deal with rude and hateful attitude of the younger sibling when you are to advice them in a good context? [closed]

When you have not much success in your career or studies and try to save your younger sibling from the bad company or anything that can ruin his life, then he starts hating you. How to deal with this ...
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How do I resolve this bikini problem between wife and daughter?

My wife and our 15 year-old daughter are having a big issue regarding a bikini that my daughter bought without our knowledge. The issue is not with our daughter having a bikini in general; my wife has ...
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What can I do about my excessively strict parents [duplicate]

Before I start this, I wanted to make it clear that I am NOT "ungrateful" of my parents in any way. I love them more than anything on the Earth, but I feel that they are way more strict than they have ...
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Should we indulge this unusual request from our daughter? [closed]

I recently watched a movie with my husband and daughter entitled Cherish. It's about a woman who's been sentenced to house arrest for a crime she didn't commit. She has to wear an ankle monitor as a ...
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13 y/o step-son wants to be a “furry”

My 13 year old step-son told his mother yesterday that he wants to be a "furry." A couple days ago he decided he wanted to make a cat costume. I just shake my head most of the time when he comes up ...
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My son's girlfriend has been cheating with my best friend's son. Should I get involved?

Fake names, so it's easier to understand: My son: Bob My son's girlfriend: Alice My best friend's son: Chester They're all 18 and 19. Bob and Chester aren't friends. My best friend told me about the ...
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My 14-year-old is refusing to attend any schooling, even online

I have a 14-year-old daughter who has suffered from mental health issues since puberty. She has been through 4 middle schools and several residential behavior programs. I got her enrolled in an online ...
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My 13-year-old son has a hard time doing his math homework. How can I help him?

My 13-year-old son has just entered 8th grade (standard 8th grade curriculum). In most classes he exceeds, but in his math class he struggling extremely hard with the homework. He takes an ...
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My daughter wants to express herself, but her school has uniforms?

My 15-year-old daughter is starting her second year of high school. For most of her school life, she has gone to schools that didn’t require any standard clothing, and she liked to express herself by ...
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As a parent, how do I discipline kids who refuse to comply without physically or emotionally harming them?

Core Question My 13 year-old younger brother defies any attempt to control him and my parents do not/can not tell him to do anything that he doesn't want to do. He simply refuses to do it and there ...
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How to talk to a teen daughter about her weight

My daughter is 16 and is gaining weight. My wife and I are on board with what needs to be done - and there's a lot to do. But as to talking to her about her weight, we are at a loss. She's an ultra ...
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My 17-year-old daughter gets excellent grades but shows little interest in socializing or getting a job

My 17-year-old does outstanding academic work in high school. She ranks #3 or #4 out of 160 students. She sings in school and church choirs and has taken part in game-show type activities at the ...
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Should I punish my teenage sister, whom I have full custody of, for lying to me in order to secretly see her boyfriend?

I'm 24 years old and have full custody of my 16-year-old sister. She has been living with me for the last 3 years. I found out today, from her, that she has been lying to me about spending time with a ...
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Handling husband’s 15-year-old daughter with Reactive Attachment Disorder

Two years ago, I met my husband. We are both in our 30s. He’s been married before. I have not been. He has a teen daughter from a relationship he had in college. The mother of the girl abandoned the ...
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Should a parent delete a teen's social media account if it was handled badly?

My 15 year old daughter has created accounts with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and Wattpad, all without my knowledge, six months ago or more. After discovering her using a laptop in bed at 4am, ...
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My 13 year old daughter says she wants to be a boy. This is out of character for her. Is this a phase?

My daughter, 13, has said she wants to be a boy. A little background: we moved to a new state a year and a half ago. In her new school, she felt isolated among her peers until she met a girl in art, ...
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Is it normal that father kisses his teenager son on the lips?

I just watched the new episode on Britain's Got Talent 2018, featured a singing act between a father and son. The act was really great, and I really love the special and deep bond between the father ...
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My son still wants to hold my hand at 13

My son still wants to hold my hand at 13. Holding his dad's hand has been drilled into him since he was able to walk as a safety thing and I assumed as he got older he would not want to anymore, but ...
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How to explain to my children their mother's cancer?

My wife is surviving (so far) an aggressive form of cancer called leiomyosarcoma. She's just had a second test after sugery removed the tumour, and we are waiting to find out whether the cancer is re-...
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Do court imposed curfews work? [closed]

Recently, my 18 year old son went to court for a possession for the purposes of trafficking (P.P.T.) charge. His mother and I have been divorced for the last three years; and she told me that the ...
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1answer
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Losing Daughter [closed]

My daughter is being manipulated by her boyfriend. He would like her to quit school; he is very jealous. I'm really not sure exactly how best to handle the situation. She recently turned 18 so there's ...
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How to prevent a teenager from creating multiple Google accounts?

I have a well behaved, very bright, tech savvy 15 year old daughter. Her mother and I have discussed the risks and dangers of social media and online interactions, and have set clear guidelines and ...
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13-year-old sister dating elder (16 y.o. or more) guys

To begin with, I am 22-year-old girl who studies far away from home town for 4 years by now. All my family lives in Russia, if this is important. I have 13-year-old sister whose relations with our ...
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My 13 year old son still watches Bob the Builder w/ 2 yr old bro and he's too old. How will he stop? [closed]

I have a 13-year-old son named Julian who watches Bob the Builder. This is inexplicable. He is not disabled except for autism, but he also chews a baby's teething ring. He also watches Disney Jr. with ...
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What if my parents get a divorce? [duplicate]

I’m a 14 year old girl, and I was wondering what I should do if my parents want a divorce? My parents (50 and 55) have been married for over 20 years. But I’ve noticed some things in the past year or ...
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I walked in on my 18-year-old pooping herself [closed]

Really worried about my 18 year old, she has a lot of mental health issues due to being adopted. Her mom was abusive physically and verbally and left her alone in a house for the first two years of ...
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How to figure out why parents are so strict about Internet access?

My parents are extremely strict about my use of the Internet. I'm only allowed to use it on a specific PC in wide view of everyone in the house. However, this PC does not have it's logging facilities ...
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My sister obsessively washes her hands. What should we do?

For close to a month now, my 13 year-old sister has been obsessively washing her hands. In the past week it has gotten so bad that she won't keep her hands together and would sit on the couch, staring ...
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What does a party for 13 yo look like today? [closed]

All stars are aligned for the first teenage party of my 13 yo son, but my last 13 yo party was a long long time ago and I simply do not know what they look like today (for context - I could have been ...
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Daughters friend invading

My daughter is in 7th grade. We left a private school for homeschooling for 2 years. This year I put her back in public. She started this new adventure with an old friend. They were very close from ...
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What can I as a teenager do about my insanely strict parents?

Before I start this, I just want to let everyone know that even though my parents can be completely clueless about parenting at times, I still love them very much, so don't go commenting that I'm "...
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When should 12 (almost 13) year old daughter get a phone? [duplicate]

My daughter is almost 13 and she does not have a phone. I don't think she should have one yet but she says that all her friends have one, and that is true. She is responsible but I am not sure if I ...
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Bedtime for 12-13 year old girl

My 12-13 daughter currently goes to bed at 9:00 PM but lately she's been asking to go to bed at a later time, like 9:30 or 10:00 PM. I know she'll be starting high school soon and might need a later ...
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How can I ensure my 14-year old's safety on a major trip away from home?

Brace yourselves, it's going to be a long one... I hope this is an acceptable question here; if not I wonder if the Interpersonal Skills board might take it? TL;DR: My 14-year old daughter wants to ...
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Why does my teenage daughter always try to get in trouble?

I have a 16-year-old daughter and recently especially she's been acting out. She dyed her hair red knowing she wasn't allowed to and that she would get in trouble. Five days later she sneaked a boy ...
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How to make my 15-year-old sister stop stealing money?

My younger sister is 15 years old. We grow up in a single parent family. She has the bad habit of stealing money, which began when she was very young and still continues. We punished her - sometimes ...
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Teenagers and Internet access

I am having a problem with my friends 13 year old boy, who thinks it is normal and acceptable to send nude photos on the Internet. He says this is what all his friends/peers do so I should accept and ...
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14 year old not turning in homework?

I have a 14 year old. Shes a great kid, never gets in "real" trouble, Loves all her classes and teachers. However... She has 5 classes in high school, 4 out of 5 classes she does great in. She has ...
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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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Which approach is appropriate to manage a 14-year old boy that constantly ignores his parents?

I have recently had the worst problems with my son ever. Since two and a half years he is non-stop ignoring rules and being cheeky to me and my wife. At first we thought that this kind of behaviour ...
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What advice should I give to a teenage girl who often has lice when she goes to her father's place?

My step-daughter who is 13, often gets lice when she goes to visit her biological father for a long period (at least a week). The guy is taking her to his friends's place, the places are definitely ...
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18-year-old son doesn't want to finish highschool and is smoking a lot of weed!

We are a family of three and moved from Colombia, S.A., 6.5 years ago to Bethesda, MD, from the most beautiful home. However, it wasn't our home, it was my parents-in-law's home. It is a big land, so ...
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Have I lost my daughter?

She's currently sixteen and I feel like I have lost her. When she was younger she used to be a sweet, caring and understanding girl, but then she entered middle school and everything changed. She didn'...