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Parenting Teens (12-17) Community

This patient support community is for discussions relating to the challenges of parenting teens (age 12-17), including physical, emotional, and cognitive development, handling peer pressure, activities & sports, choosing a college, and relationships.

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I had a brief relationship with a woman many years ago. I learned that she was pregnant but she did not know if it was mine or another persons. She married the other guy and moved away. A few years ago she died in a motorcycle acciden...
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I have been having s problem with my teen lying about everything! Recently it has escalated to lies of hurting herself in messages to her friend who also claims to be hurting herself. I have no idea what to do with this type of behavior,...
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Hello everyone, this is my first time going into this site and really hope God put it in front of me to get the answer I need. My 16 yr daughter has been out since yesterday afterschool, she was going to stay over a friends house and wh...
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I'm developing some materials to help teens and their parents negotiate the teen years and I'd love to know what areas you would specifically like to know more about in this area. Thanks.
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Hello, I have a few question for you , Mother’s who have teenage boy’s age 13. My wife seems to think this behavior is fine. In the morning my wife and her son. Needs to be out of the house by 7:15 am. So it starts with my wife getting ...
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Me and my bf just had unprotected sex on my the last day of my period. Well its not really "sex" becuz his thing never went INSIDE the hole of my vagina, but it was still somewhere outside and inside the vagina and there's so many liquid...
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my 15yo daughter has been eating very little food, been kind of down lately. We had to take her phone away for about 2 weeks because of her grades. her disappeared, and she lied about not having it, my dh saw it under her bed, and she kn...
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My 14 year old daughter is having trouble keeping up with all of her classes since she started high school. We've tried taking away her phone and computer privileges when she has missing assignments of poor grades, but it isn't helping. ...
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I'm a homeschooled 15 year old and recently my parents grounded me. Their rules are that I can only leave the house to socialize with my friends if I hand write an 8 page essay, single spaced, everyday based off of a new short story I h...
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I found out last night that my 15 y/o daughter is cutting herself. Ive been reading alot on the internet about it. She doesnt want to see a counselor or get on anti-depressants. She said she would stop and that she decided before I fo...
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Hi. We are approaching that time soon where we will need to think about and start looking at colleges for our teen daughter. Whenever we discuss what she thinks she may want to do or major in, she says she wants to be an actress. Unf...
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My son is a 16-year-old junior at a private high school. He is a day student, but his girlfriend (17-yrs-old) is a boarding student from abroad (there are a number of international students at his school). My son is a "good" kid (no issu...
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Hi, I have a 14 year old son. His behavior is so out of control. I raised him alone (mostly) until he was 9. Then, he met his father. They had a wonderful relationship for a couple of years. His father was a heavy drug user, that I w...
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my girlfriend and I have been dating for 3yrs now, she 51 and I'm 47. She never had kids and I have two older daughters 18 and 22. About a year ago my girlfriend's brother who was living Thailand with his wife and two sons ages 9 and 11,...
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My daughter, Mary, is thirteen-years-old. In February of last year (2007) we had a tiff, and she told me that she wanted to live with her father and his young wife. I thought that this would be temporary, that she would see how silly she...
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Hello, I felt like asking this question although this teenage girl is not my daughter. My husband's niece, who's 13 1/2, came up with a story that her uncle ( not my husband, my brother-in-law) touched her breasts and told her he was o...
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I feel like my attraction to my mom is becoming more and more of a problem and I'm not sure what to do. My mom is a single mom and I am an only child, so it has always been just us. My very first sexual feelings were toward her and they ...
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I am 38 years old, and my husband is 46. We have two sons, aged 10 and 14. My older son is a swimmer and golfer, younger plays soccer and learns karate. Neither have eating disorders, mental health issues or chronic health issues. I am a...
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Where do I start, my 16 y/o son has taken control of our lives bit by bit and now it's so extreme I don't know where to start. I've always done most of the parenting but since a year ago my husband is at home more often and also he's no...
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Hearing on the news about accidents involving teenage drivers that killed a car full of kids because of speeding and careless driving is terrifying and heartbreaking as a parent. I just wondered if anyone else has something in place for ...
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