• Agree or disagree: sex is for adults, not teens?

    Best answer: Agree, 21+ for sex.
    Best answer: Agree, 21+ for sex.
    28 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is it wrong that I bring my 5 year old daughter on vacation with my fiancé?

    He isn't her dad and people criticize me for it as we sleep in the same hotel room. Any thoughts ?I personally don't see anything wrong with it.
    He isn't her dad and people criticize me for it as we sleep in the same hotel room. Any thoughts ?I personally don't see anything wrong with it.
    12 answers · 1 day ago
  • Discipline for my daughter?

    My daughter lost a very expensive necklace my husband gave her for her birthday. She s broken up about it, and even asked to be grounded! I m not sure how to punish her for these actions, and I don t think we will ever find the necklace since she s sure she lost it at school.
    My daughter lost a very expensive necklace my husband gave her for her birthday. She s broken up about it, and even asked to be grounded! I m not sure how to punish her for these actions, and I don t think we will ever find the necklace since she s sure she lost it at school.
    20 answers · 3 days ago
  • Son, 9, takes piano lessons and says he likes it, but refuses to practice. How would you handle?

    My 9 year old son takes weekly piano lessons on Saturdays. He's done this for about a year. Son said he wanted to and ex and I agreed. We share cost. As his primary parent, I keep the piano at my house. Ex has son EOW; we each take him to lessons on our Saturdays. Here is the issue: Son won't practice.... show more
    My 9 year old son takes weekly piano lessons on Saturdays. He's done this for about a year. Son said he wanted to and ex and I agreed. We share cost. As his primary parent, I keep the piano at my house. Ex has son EOW; we each take him to lessons on our Saturdays. Here is the issue: Son won't practice. He lies about practicing. Even when he sits at the piano, he will just beat on the keys. He will not open the book. It's been this way for months. When I ask him what the issue is, he replies that he likes piano lessons. but practicing is boring. On top of that, my ex gets angry at me that son isn't practicing enough. If it was only me making the decision, I'd pull him from lessons after his recital next month (it is important to finish) until he can make a real commitment. Ex says son should take lessons as long as he says he wants to. And Son says he wants to. I am sick of getting attitude from him when I make him practice. And attitude his mom that he's not practicing enough. All this over something I really don't care if he does or not. I've suggested for his mom to take the piano since she is so upset - she has no room.I've suggested for ex to come over so she can have him practice, but ex doesn't feel comfortable around my "new family" (I got remarried 6 years ago and have a 3 and 1 y/o). I'm out of idea. How would you handle a child who refuses to practice?
    7 answers · 9 hours ago
  • Why do parent fight so much?

    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • Who are most likely victims of abusive stepfathers or parent’s partner - a small child or young teen?

    As a single mom, I worry about this from time to time. I hear that abusers have preferences but am not sure if it’s true. I have an only child but I want to protect her as much as possible. Is there a specific age group that I should be the MOST worried about if my children are at the slightest risk?
    As a single mom, I worry about this from time to time. I hear that abusers have preferences but am not sure if it’s true. I have an only child but I want to protect her as much as possible. Is there a specific age group that I should be the MOST worried about if my children are at the slightest risk?
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • How to tell my 10 year old daughter her dad isnt her "real" dad?

    I met my now husband when my daughter was a year and a half. Her biological father left the state when she was roughly 6 months old and ceased all contact or interest with her. As the years went by she knew him as dad,and we did not fight it, as her real father abandoned her and showed no hope in ever... show more
    I met my now husband when my daughter was a year and a half. Her biological father left the state when she was roughly 6 months old and ceased all contact or interest with her. As the years went by she knew him as dad,and we did not fight it, as her real father abandoned her and showed no hope in ever returning.we feared that telling her she had a "real" dad somewhere out there could could forever effect her mentally,we feared shed feel abandoned, unwanted, rejected, acquire identity crises and self esteem issues from knowing there was her dad somewhere and he didnt want her, we decided to raise her to believe my husband was her real dad,in hopes to protect her.10 years later,i receive an email from her dad saying he moved back to the state,regreats his decisions and wants to reconcile with my daughter.When he left he lost all physical and legal custody, but ultimately can regain custody if chosen.should we tell her now is she at too fragile an age that it could be catastrophic?would waiting until she is 16 or 18 be easier on her?i want to tell her now but my husband says 18.Im afraid if we keep it from her longer it will only get worse and i may lose her trust forever,especially if she discovers this somehow on her own or from someone else. and if we tell her at 18, she decides to seek out her bio father,and he tells her he tried to see her when she was 10 but we kept him from her.Im so afraid of destroying our relationship forever by going about this completely wrong.
    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • Parents - how would you react if your child did pornography?

    Best answer: I wouldn't want my child to do pornography and it's certainly not a good career choice, but if he or she is over 18, there's nothing I can do to stop it. The career of a porn actor or actress doesn't have a very long shelf life, and they would be looking for another line of work before too long.
    Best answer: I wouldn't want my child to do pornography and it's certainly not a good career choice, but if he or she is over 18, there's nothing I can do to stop it. The career of a porn actor or actress doesn't have a very long shelf life, and they would be looking for another line of work before too long.
    11 answers · 4 days ago
  • Should a 15 year old be allowed to do these things?

    - be out until 12;00-2;00 am - hang out with friends whom are adults - drive around with people all night -go to school early and stay late to walk around w friends and go to the gas station -date boys are these okay for a teen to do? thats what all the teens here do
    - be out until 12;00-2;00 am - hang out with friends whom are adults - drive around with people all night -go to school early and stay late to walk around w friends and go to the gas station -date boys are these okay for a teen to do? thats what all the teens here do
    20 answers · 6 days ago
  • Is curling or dying a child’s hair really “sexualizing” them?

    I’ve heard of a celebrity who dyed her grade school child’s hair and people thought she sexualized the little girl. Their welfare seems more than fine. She is homeschooled, plays sports, and her parents can afford the best resources. But for some reason people thought this hair dying (later on curling) business... show more
    I’ve heard of a celebrity who dyed her grade school child’s hair and people thought she sexualized the little girl. Their welfare seems more than fine. She is homeschooled, plays sports, and her parents can afford the best resources. But for some reason people thought this hair dying (later on curling) business will make her vulnerable to pedophiles. The ONLY thing that can possibly make her at the slightest risk is being in spotlight or the media showing their lives. Even then, this child seems to have adults to protect her IMO. She’s safer than most kids today with all the resources provided. Anyways, it was just some blonde highlights that the kid asked for. Is it sexualizing them if you alter your child’s hair for aesthetic purposes?
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Poll : At what age did you start wanting kids ?

    I don't want any and I'm 20 and I don't believe I'll ever want any
    I don't want any and I'm 20 and I don't believe I'll ever want any
    13 answers · 6 days ago
  • Can poor people really make better parents than rich people?

    Most kids growing up in poor neighborhoods do not end up going to college, except for the few that excel. Many of them end up in prison by the age of 18. If poor people are such great parents, then why is the juvenile conviction rate for poor kids so high? Also, many of these kids are screwed over by drugs and... show more
    Most kids growing up in poor neighborhoods do not end up going to college, except for the few that excel. Many of them end up in prison by the age of 18. If poor people are such great parents, then why is the juvenile conviction rate for poor kids so high? Also, many of these kids are screwed over by drugs and underage pregnancies. These things almost never happen in middle class neighborhoods.
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why do so many modern parents and kids SUCK?

    Not all kids and parents today suck, but a lot of them do. I work as a cashier in a grocery store, and in the run of a day I see so many kids acting like brats, and the parents laugh about it! One kid yesterday was bawling and screaming, and refusing to let his mother put things on the belt and screaming,... show more
    Not all kids and parents today suck, but a lot of them do. I work as a cashier in a grocery store, and in the run of a day I see so many kids acting like brats, and the parents laugh about it! One kid yesterday was bawling and screaming, and refusing to let his mother put things on the belt and screaming, "NO!" And mom's just standing there laughing and finally gives up ad says, "Yeah he has another one of that juice and crackers if you could scan it twice" I ended up scanning the wrong juice twice, but it's like seriously, you're going to stand there and laugh and let your kid call the shots?! Another time I gave a kid his own special bag for his stuff, and his mother said, "Can you say thank you," and the kid yells, "No!" And the mom just laughs about it! Once my friend who is also a cashier gave a kid a colouring page, and the kid crumpled it up and threw it at her! And the parent did nothing! Kids ball and scream all through the store and parents just walk around like it's nothing. I never as a child balled and screamed in a store because that was taboo! Even if I did I knew my mother would have dragged me out of the store right away! Kids and adults step out in front of you without saying "excuse me", when I talk to most kids they don't answer me! And they are old enough to know better, but the parent just stands there and laughs! Why do parents and kids suck?!
    9 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is my wife's friend crazy for not vaccinating her children?

    Best answer: The simple fact is it doesn't matter how many degrees her husband has--he's clearly a fool who thinks himself "smart."
    Best answer: The simple fact is it doesn't matter how many degrees her husband has--he's clearly a fool who thinks himself "smart."
    51 answers · 1 week ago
  • What's wrong with my brother?

    Best answer: He wants to annoy you
    Best answer: He wants to annoy you
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is it normal for a mother to treat her 21-year-old daughter as if she is still a child? Who will be (22 on 01 May)?

    I.e commanding her to not hangout with certain people. Trying to restrict who she should talk to. Drawing irrational conclusions if her daughter doesn't come home "On time"? Etc.?
    I.e commanding her to not hangout with certain people. Trying to restrict who she should talk to. Drawing irrational conclusions if her daughter doesn't come home "On time"? Etc.?
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • What should I do about my daughter's poor academic performance?

    My daughter is 18, and this is her first year of college. I've already spent over $10,000 for her first semester away at college, and she failed 3 of her 4 classes. The grade in the other one was a D. Instead of studying, she spent all her free time partying, listening to music, and dating guys. She even... show more
    My daughter is 18, and this is her first year of college. I've already spent over $10,000 for her first semester away at college, and she failed 3 of her 4 classes. The grade in the other one was a D. Instead of studying, she spent all her free time partying, listening to music, and dating guys. She even skipped classes frequently. And I had already paid another $10,000 for this current semester BEFORE finding out about the bad grades.
    19 answers · 1 week ago