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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?

It looks from your post that you have very good reasons not to let your mother stay at your place. It seems that in spite of seeing all the reasons why this is a bad idea you are still hesitant. A ...
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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?

I agree with Ola M. You have to draw the line and then stick to it. "Sorry Mum, you can't stay with me." If you make excuses, she is going to be able to find 'solutions', so the only way is to tell ...
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Is my mom overly controlling?

On items 1 and 2: corporal punishment is a controversial issue that I won't get into here, but punching, choking and throwing things are definitely over the line. This is not discipline, it is child ...
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What are the options when the mother of a 7 year old is imprisoned?

That question and answer you linked said everything about why you absolutely should tell the child the truth. At seven your grand is perfectly capable of understanding the concepts of right and wrong; ...
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What age to stop son from sleeping in same bed as Mother?

There is exactly one age when this should stop: When one of the individuals concerned is no longer happy with the sleeping arrangements. Assuming that your real question is somewhere along the lines ...
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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?

As someone who suffers from depression and anxiety and was finally diagnosed with ADHD in their 30's, I feel your pain on this one. What can you do to convince your mother you have them? ...
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At what age should parents stop showering/bathing with children?

I think you're making this much more complicated than it really is. Don't worry about showering with your children, no matter what their gender. Your children will answer your question for you by ...
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What age to stop son from sleeping in same bed as Mother?

I can reference my own experience here: Our 5-year sleeps on our bed. He goes to be in his own bed, and gets up and moved to our bed in the middle of the night. He is turning 5 shortly, and recently ...
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How to overcome the nasty mouth and disrespect of my 6-year-old boy?

If you have undertaken every measure that you know of to discipline your child without success, I would suggest visiting a child psychologist for help. A psychologist can help to identify factors ...
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How can I help my mother realize her harmful behavior towards my brother?

You say, She agrees with my point of view, but seems to be unable to look at her own behavior in an emotionally detached way in practice. Thus she is unable to amend it. She still continues to ...
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Spending too much time with a parent causing strain on our relationship

I'm sorry that you are experiencing this tough situation. I will give some examples of things that you can try saying, but it is important to remember these things: we can't change other people (I ...
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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?

You are receiving some pretty good advice already but I'd like to point out my own perceptions. First, I don't think you're fully accepting who your mother is. This is a person who has caused you to ...
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How to deal with a pre-travel conflict with my mother about overpacking?

In short, grow up, act like an adult and face the concequenses or let your mother dictate your traveling habits as long as you travel with her. You have two basic options, take what you want and no ...
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Is getting an oval nipple from breastfeeding indicative of a problem?

Given it's only the nipple and not the areola that's affected, most likely the baby does not have a good latch. A good latch should be well up on the areola, with the nipple going into the baby's ...
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Is getting an oval nipple from breastfeeding indicative of a problem?

It's not normal having pain while breastfeeding. If she feels any pain, the latch maybe it's wrong. The nipple has, beside this oval shape, the tip like a lipstick? That sometime it is a sign from ...
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How important is it for a mother to have help around the house when she has several young children?

Trust your wife. If she has chosen to be a stay-at-home mom, don't micromanage her. If she feels up to the task of running your busy household (three small children) without help, let her thrive. If ...
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Is my mom overly controlling?

You are not mistaken. This is dysfunctional, controlling, and abusive - on many levels. In both US and UK, and probably many other countries, this would be illegal assault and abuse to an adult. In ...
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My 5 year is taking advantage of my wife's clinical anxiety and depression

There are a lot of resources out there for parents trying to cope with mental health issues and parenting at the same time. I'd recommend reading the professional linked advice. Also, a lot of this ...
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Is it unusual to have protective feelings over one's child?

I will disagree with the above answers is one respect. Feeling overprotective of your first baby is normal, but not if it is disrupting your life or if it causes you significant stress. There is ...
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What age to stop son from sleeping in same bed as Mother?

I believe a lot depends on the boy, and hopefully the mother knows her son. At about the same age as this boy, and for a couple of years after I tried my best to see my mother in various states of ...
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What age to stop son from sleeping in same bed as Mother?

My husband and I did a lot of research a few years ago. We now have an 8 yr old boy and 5 yr old girl. We had the hardest time with our boy because when he was at his real mother's house, he always ...
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How to best handle a mother who does not enjoy staying with her kids

Well your question is a little bit vague, is it you, who has this problems, your mother, your wife or are you asking for someone else? Does she have time for herself or is she 24/7 occupied between ...
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How to deal with a pre-travel conflict with my mother about overpacking?

Your mother has presumably had a couple of decades, or more, more than you to acquire the habits she has. Habits become more difficult to change the deeper they are ingrained. You show a willingness (...
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Spending too much time with a parent causing strain on our relationship

When my kids did sports or physical activities, I made it a point to almost never try to help, even if I knew more than the coaches or had pointers, because there's no way for a child to look at a ...
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Spending too much time with a parent causing strain on our relationship

Is the problem more that you are seeing too much of your mother? Or that she is your math teacher? If the first, I would say to her, "mom, I love you, and I think you're a great mom. But because I ...
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My Mom Doesn't Allow Any Screen Time At All!

I can't give you a real solution, because much depends on the dynamics between you and your mom. So, these are some hints that might help you when talking to your mom. Try to talk to you mom in a ...
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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?

What I am reading is that you have a successful Mother who is putting a lot of pressure on you because she wants you to be successful as well. In her mind, good grades equal good schools/universities. ...
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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?

You need more information, and you need a supporter. I know some people. Very close friends and acquaintances. Let's see, between them we've got anxiety of three different types, depression, serious ...
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How can I help my mother realize her harmful behavior towards my brother?

While I feel it is a tough situation that you're stuck in, I'm curious why you feel responsible to correct your mother's behavior. It sounds like your brother is very sheltered and entitled, and I ...
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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?

Just a short answer: I have a quite good relation to my parents, but if we spend too much time together, it gets annoying for both sides, or even three sides (my wife's relation to my parents). ...
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