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My parents are taking over my life, I think I'm going insane

I'm 16, and I don't know what to do. My parents are controlling everything I do and watching everything I do. I think I'm going insane. I thought a counselor or psychiatrist could help me but it ...

teen parents relationships working-parents  
asked by Joss 35 votes
answered by Layna 28 votes

If a pregnant woman's tummy is pressed hard, can the baby in her womb get hurt?

I am 22 weeks in my pregnancy and my baby does kick and stretch at times. Yesterday he poke a limb/head/butt out on my tummy which I could see a firm lump. I showed my friend, and she pressed on the ...

safety pregnancy  
asked by Win.T 16 votes
answered by A E 18 votes

How to encourage my 3rd grade son to be more calm, respect and be responsible?

this is new for me. I would like to ask some questions. How can a child who is in 3rd grade with ADHD/ADD enforces himself to do his homework without relying on his mom? How to adjust his behavior ...

behavior primary-schooler adhd special-needs  
asked by elfaslav192218 6 votes
answered by Adam Heeg 0 votes

As a step parent, what should be my role in dealing with a volatile five year old?

About a year and a half ago I met a woman who was going to school full-time and raising a 5 year old little girl. I really just fell in love with both of them and we all bonded relatively quickly. We ...

step-parents anger  
asked by SeekingIntegration 6 votes
answered by Karl Bielefeldt 0 votes

How can I become part of my daughter's life again?

I have a 4 year old daughter who's life I have been in and out of (more out than in since we're being honest). I have royally screwed things up with her mother who is now married. I have a crippling ...

primary-schooler single-parent  
asked by cameron 5 votes
answered by EngrStudent 7 votes

Constant Crying 4 year old

I have a just turned 4 year old step daughter whose life I have been in for almost two years. In July we went on vacation (myself, my 16 y/o son, one of his friends, my 12 y/o daughter, one of her ...

behavior primary-schooler emotional-well-being  
asked by Samantha 3 votes
answered by Alquimista 0 votes

Why does authoritarian parenting style result in children with low self esteem and lack of self discipline? I have been raised by authoritarian parents. I have both low self esteem as well as a lack of self discipline. I want to ...

discipline parents  
asked by TheIndependentAquarius 2 votes
answered by Layna 4 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

My 8 year old son won't fall asleep

We put him to bed at 9pm and he stays up til 1am or later. When I go to check on him he is always playing with his hands and sometimes talking. I ask him why he is awake and not trying to sleep and he ...

sleep primary-schooler bedtime  
asked by Alyssa 9 votes
answered by balanced mama 11 votes

Why does my baby grind her face into my shoulder?

During episodes of fussiness, my 6-week-old daughter has started grinding her face into my chest or shoulder. She shakes vigorously from side to side like she's trying to burrow out the other side. ...

infant behavior  
asked by ajk 22 votes
answered by Charles 26 votes

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How to minimise the influence of bad parenting by ex husband?

A friend of mine is going through a divorce. She and her soon ex husband have two kids (7 and 3 years old) and have arranged everything regarding custody and visitations. The other day the older kid ...

divorce co-parenting  
asked by eagerMoose 2 votes
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