Questions tagged [teen]

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

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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'...
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How to help a 13-year-old, who has no motivation to learn and shows signs of Asperger's, to succeed at school?

My friend's 13-year-old child is suspected of having Asperger's syndrome. He shows lots of signs of it, but doctors aren't sure. They say he's rebelious or has ADHD. He doesn't take changes well. For ...
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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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What do I do about my abusive father?

I'm 16 years old and live in the UK. My father has been physically and verbally abusing me for as long as I could remember, e. g. he punches, hits or slaps me. It's only been reported once to the ...
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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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Should we make a 13-year-old without any interests/hobbies do something?

My 13-year-old daughter has absolutely no interests or hobbies and never had. When she was younger we tried to force her to do some sport but she constantly refused and cried whenever it came up. We ...
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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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Caught my 16-year-old with his vape

So, we heard through the grapevine my 16-year-old might be vaping. We don't approve but because we didn't want to divulge our source, let it go. Today, he walked through the door carrying it in his ...
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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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Is it save for my 13-year-old daughter to bike to school alone? [duplicate]

My 13-year-old daughter wants to bike to school alone two times a week for band. It's about a 10 minute bike ride with crossing four roads. My husband is scared, but she is very mature and can bike ...
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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 ...
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Teen may be racist

I am a mentor to a 15 yr old girl. Today I was telling her about what happened in Charlottesville and getting her thoughts on it. She said she kind of agreed that white people are better than everyone ...
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Good book about parenting teens? [closed]

I have an 8 years old who is showing signs of teenage hood and want to prepare myself for the time ahead. There are many titles out there but it's hard to find which are most helpful and updated. Any ...
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Between parents and marijuana smoking sister

I live in the UK with my sister, who has been smoking marijuana for about a year now. I have known for a large part of that time. She smokes relatively often, however not enough that it's a major risk ...
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How would I tell my Father-In-Law that he's being too lenient in disciplining my brother-in-law?

My wife and I are newlyweds, we married last December, and we're still trying to straighten out the paperwork for our new home. I've been staying with my wife in her family's home for couple of months....
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Should my 12-year son see, how I fail?

I have a 12-year old son. I don't live with his mother, but I try to do as much as possible to help him grow up a happy and healthy adult. Couple of months ago I learned he had problems with maths ...
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Parental controls for Facebook?

I'm getting my teenager an iPod touch but I need to set up some parental controls. I know I can block the use of Facebook altogether but it would be nice if I could set it up so she could just ...
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Seeking research on possible outcomes for children who are overly criticized

I did a search & can't find what I need. I need reading material on what the likely outcome is for a child who has been overly criticized. Someone very close to me has 3 kids, 2 are grown. It ...
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12 year-old son doesn't want to move to a new city

I was recently offered a job in another city on the other side of the country. I was attracted to it because it represents a new adventure for the family and my wife is excited by the prospect. ...
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Spending too much time with a parent causing strain on our relationship

I am going to start this question by stating that I am the child (17) in this situation and not the parent. In September, my mum starting working at the school where I am studying, as my maths ...
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Teenagers Ogling my Daughter. What to do?

As summer has arrived, my teenage daughter begins to wear shorts of reasonable length. What should I do when teenage boys around her age ogles at her? Should I ask them to stop or let them be? I ...