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I just learned my 15 year old daughter has come out to her friends - should I say anything to her...OR to my wife?

This is an issue between you and you daughter, not between you and your wife. Be straight and honest. Tell the story as it unfolded and tell her that you are sorry that you accidentally stumbled ...
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15-year old taking too long with homework

From the description given, it's also a possibility that ADHD / Autism is having an effect, I'll focus on ADHD as the diagnosis I got and opinions prior simply stated they had a lot of overlap. ...
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15-year old taking too long with homework

Why does he have this problem? Well, he's 15 - their brains are changing so much it's impressive they can walk and talk, let alone concentrate. It's not uncommon at all. If in the short term you need ...
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Protecting your almost adult offspring from bad company and drugs

Given an offspring 16-18 years old… how can you protect them (and the entire family) from drugs (their friends do drugs and some are even mules)… The police are unhelpful… Psychiatrists and ...
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Protecting your almost adult offspring from bad company and drugs

I'll make my contribution starting with a personal story. I grew up in an environment where young people usually engage in recreational use of marijuana. And from the age of 16, I was exposed to ...
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Protecting your almost adult offspring from bad company and drugs

"Given an offspring 16-18 years old (especially with health problems and alergies) how exactly can you protect them (and the entire family) from drugs (their friends do drugs and some are even ...
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Should I be concerned about my daughter talking to herself?

I wouldn't be concerned. I believe that this is a healthy sign of development if anything. Introverted children can become discouraged if you express dismay at this, mayhaps even creating a rift.
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