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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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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 daughter, 15, 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 wearing ...
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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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Which hobbies would interest a teenage boy addicted to Youtube and games? [closed]

My son spends most of his free time on Youtube videos and games. He does nothing else. I feel this is a huge waste of his time. He isn't growing as a person. I tried in the past to reduce his usage of ...
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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 can I get my 13 year old daughter to go to school [closed]

My 13 year old daughter has refused to go to school for over a year. She gets very angry and has punched her dad and threw chair at me. We are involved with camhs (2 sessions) and have a social worker ...
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Statistical research done on the effectiveness of curfews [duplicate]

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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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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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 child 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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How do you deal with an abusive out-of-control sibiling [closed]

I'm a college student still living at home to save money and have a 15 year old sister who also lives at home. My sister constantly swears and both my parents and I as well as makes threats (that she'...
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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 daughter always try to get in trouble?

I have a sixteen 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 ...
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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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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'...
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Partner's son embarrassed about mother being pregnant

My partner and I decided to have a child; she is four months pregnant. We live in a small town of 3000 people. Her fourteen year old son, who usually stays at his grandparents' house, says he is ...
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My husband, who is my teen daughter's step father feels bad that he can't have a closer relationship with my daughter

Four years ago, I divorced my ex after 26 years of marriage. He was extremely manipulative and abusive. He kept track of every mile I put on our vehicles and had to explain if I was ten minutes ...
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How to improve the relationship between 16 years old and his father?

I have two sons: 15 and 16 years old. My older boy is very shy and extremely silent. When we are with other people he never speaks with anybody, he talks only to me and never pays attention to others. ...
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How to approach to parents only interested in success

I'm currently 17 years old, and I'm in my last year at the highschool(year 13). I live in germany with my parents. Since I can remember, my parents made me want to have success. They taught me ...
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How to deal with my 13-year-old son's friend, who makes me feel uncomfortable?

I am 38-year-old mother to a 13-year-old son. He is close friends with a boy (let's call him Alex). I have noticed earlier Alex behaving weirdly before me like complimenting me on my looks, things I ...
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Little sister out of control

I'm 26 years old and not a parent but my mother has been having trouble with my little sister. My 12-year-old sister has been not getting on the bus after school and instead has been hanging out on ...
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What to do with an adult child with a mental illness and drug taking

Family history We have a strong family history of suicide, mental illness and drug addiction. My brother had died (the coroner stated suicide) two years after my husband died. He was a crystal meth ...
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My 16 year old daughter got a speeding ticket

About 3 weeks ago, my 16-year-old daughter got a speeding ticket for doing 46mph (74 km/h) in a 20mph (33 km/h) zone. (No, it's not a typo.) She was coming home after school with no place to be ...
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How to deal with over-inflated ego in teen

I am mentoring a 15 year old girl who is just now going in to 9th grade because of failing her last grade. Emotionally, she's fairly immature but starting to get into teenage girl things like makeup ...
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Sister does not want me to share details about myself with my nephew, how can I keep him from feeling I lied to him while keeping the secret?

Let's start out by saying I have one slightly unusual aspect of my life, I am a known sperm donor. I've donated to more then one couple trying to have children (through AI, nothing sexual). Our ...
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How do I ease the tension after children's fight?

What should I do after my children (13-year-old and 17-year-old) have had a big fight and are now not talking to each other for over a whole day?
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My 13 year old son is skipping school and I'm not sure how to proceed

I am a single mother, my son's father is not in the picture. My son doesn't want to go to school and is being very difficult. He says he is going, but when I get home the school tells he was not in ...