• Your teen daughter: "Mom, Dad, I want you to meet the person I hope to marry. Her name is..." How would you react?

    What a question, huh? =:O
    What a question, huh? =:O
    9 answers · 6 hours ago
  • There are porn DVDs in my bedroom, my kids always wander in my bedroom and sometimes these DVDs go missing. Should I worry?

    Best answer: Personally, I wouldn't want my kids learning about that kind of thing as early as nine...but as you said, they're going to find out eventually. You know your kids better than anyone; you should know pretty well if something like this is going to be problematic. I think if it was me, I would definitely talk... show more
    Best answer: Personally, I wouldn't want my kids learning about that kind of thing as early as nine...but as you said, they're going to find out eventually. You know your kids better than anyone; you should know pretty well if something like this is going to be problematic. I think if it was me, I would definitely talk to them about it -- ask if they've watched anything, ask if they have any questions or anything they feel the need to discuss... and depending on the video, let them know that porn is NOT like real life.

    As long as they're not the type to go running off to school and telling their friends about what they've seen (might raise some concern among teachers/other parents) or actually steal a DVD to show their friends, I guess it's not really anything to really fret over. But again, you know your kids.
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • My parents don't respect my parenting?!?

    12 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is it okay to use physical discipline on children as punishment?

    Best answer: YES also REAL LATE (up to 20 year)... ABORTION SHOULD NOT BE AGAINST THE LAW...
    Best answer: YES also REAL LATE (up to 20 year)... ABORTION SHOULD NOT BE AGAINST THE LAW...
    37 answers · 6 days ago
  • My uncle used a belt on his children to discipline in the 1990's and early 2000's. Is this child abuse?

    Best answer: In the US spanking is legal thus not considered abuse. Plus even if it was based upon the information provided it proves not to be the source of how the kids turned out. And in my humble opinion it can be abuse depending upon how it was used. If used to properly punish there is nothing wrong with it, but to use... show more
    Best answer: In the US spanking is legal thus not considered abuse. Plus even if it was based upon the information provided it proves not to be the source of how the kids turned out. And in my humble opinion it can be abuse depending upon how it was used. If used to properly punish there is nothing wrong with it, but to use to hurt, it is abuse.
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • Are parents responsible for their child s behavior?

    Best answer: If the child is little, barely into school, and they are bratty then it is definitely the parent's fault. This is because the child hasn't really been able to have their own opinions and friends to influence them. If the person is a teenager or around there then I wouldn't blame the parents in all... show more
    Best answer: If the child is little, barely into school, and they are bratty then it is definitely the parent's fault. This is because the child hasn't really been able to have their own opinions and friends to influence them. If the person is a teenager or around there then I wouldn't blame the parents in all cases. Sometimes kids learn from their peers or tv. Sometimes they want to rebel. However if they are well behaved and respectful, I would definitely say most cases it's because of the parents. People could argue that parents don't disciple enough. Who really knows what happens in their homes though?
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why don't kids respect their mom?

    I love my mom more than anything in world and a million times more than I love myself. I would do anything for her and help her whenever she needs it. I knowns alot of kids have no respect for their mom, I have a billion times more respect for my mom than they do and I'm only 19 years old. I would protect her... show more
    I love my mom more than anything in world and a million times more than I love myself. I would do anything for her and help her whenever she needs it. I knowns alot of kids have no respect for their mom, I have a billion times more respect for my mom than they do and I'm only 19 years old. I would protect her from anything and keep her safe. So I want to know why can't kids respect their moms?
    10 answers · 3 days ago
  • Child abuse. What do you do when your sister abuse her 4 children emotionally and physcially.?

    Physcially wth a belt and hanger on a regular basis if they dont listen or do poorly in school? Their house is like trash. One bedroom with 4 kids. Bunch of bags all over the house. There is no room for them to walk, I mean only a tiny aisle. Both parents argue daily in front of them cursing profanity. I know that... show more
    Physcially wth a belt and hanger on a regular basis if they dont listen or do poorly in school? Their house is like trash. One bedroom with 4 kids. Bunch of bags all over the house. There is no room for them to walk, I mean only a tiny aisle. Both parents argue daily in front of them cursing profanity. I know that if a social worker were to see their living place, they would take the kids away for good. Sometimes my niece tells me they haven t eat and are hungry.
    5 answers · 2 hours ago
  • Found this note in my 16 year old daughter's room. I got her into a mental hospital. Was this a suicide note or just her venting, read below?

    Best answer: Yes, that sounded like she was really considering it. With all those additional issues, you definitely weren’t overreacting. Better to be safe than sorry!! You wouldn’t be able to live with yourself, if you didn’t take it seriously & she went through with it! She needs help & you did the right thing!... show more
    Best answer: Yes, that sounded like she was really considering it.
    With all those additional issues, you definitely weren’t overreacting.

    Better to be safe than sorry!!
    You wouldn’t be able to live with yourself, if you didn’t take it seriously & she went through with it!

    She needs help & you did the right thing!
    I hope everything turns out well!

    Update: Taking your daughter to the funeral wasn’t wrong. I went to my grandpa’s funeral at age 5. You’ve got to learn about death, eventually. Hiding their suicide from her, probably wouldn’t have made much of a difference. She’s just using it as an excuse, to make her current behavior seem acceptable. If it wasn’t that, she’d find something else.
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • I think my husband is too strict. I want to be sure I'm just not too lenient before I talk to him.?

    My husband and I have an eleven year old daughter. She has always been a little sheltered and immature for her age. But she just started junior high this year and I'm starting to notice how sheltered and how strict we may be. We just started letting her walk to school (three blocks away) and he still prefers... show more
    My husband and I have an eleven year old daughter. She has always been a little sheltered and immature for her age. But she just started junior high this year and I'm starting to notice how sheltered and how strict we may be. We just started letting her walk to school (three blocks away) and he still prefers to drive her. She has a nine o clock bed time, and she has never had a sleep over. We are very involved in her social life. There is only one friends parent we feel comfortable with, so it's the only house she is allowed to hang out at. This past Halloween, she was the only one at her school in her grade that was allowed to go out unchaperoned. She is complaining that she isn't allowed to do anything and that we are treating her like a baby. I see her point of view, but I also see where she hasn't really shown she is mature. She needs to be reminded to do her homework, to pick up after herself and until a few months ago to even shower and brush her hair. Any insight? Advice?
    10 answers · 5 days ago
  • My mother in law keeps telling my she's going to name her grandkids why?

    I already have names for my future kids and she keeps saying no you may have them but I'll be naming them and its been making me angry to think she don't think I'm capable to name my own children I'm not sure what to say or do but I want to have !y kids and name them she already had her kids and... show more
    I already have names for my future kids and she keeps saying no you may have them but I'll be naming them and its been making me angry to think she don't think I'm capable to name my own children I'm not sure what to say or do but I want to have !y kids and name them she already had her kids and named them it should be my turn not hers besides I can't name one grandparent or family friend who named other people's kids
    17 answers · 6 days ago
  • My parents won't let me party so should I fight for my right to party?

    Best answer: Just fight for the right to get a job, get your own place and pay your own bills. Then you can party all you want.
    Best answer: Just fight for the right to get a job, get your own place and pay your own bills. Then you can party all you want.
    11 answers · 5 days ago
  • So frustrating being a stepmom!!?

    Best answer: If he tolerates it, then they are reflecting him; they get their bad habits from him. The biggest problem is not a matter of opinion, but is the society we live in, where no one can say anything about any-thing. Soooo what are you actual options? You can only be an example. I learned years ago that trying to... show more
    Best answer: If he tolerates it, then they are reflecting him; they get their bad habits from him.

    The biggest problem is not a matter of opinion,
    but is the society we live in, where no one can say anything about any-thing.

    Soooo
    what are you actual options?
    You can only be an example.

    I learned years ago that trying to convince someone is like trying to convince your self

    BUT

    if someone is miserably sad, you can throw a smile their way and change their entire day.
    but with words? people today don't care about words seemingly.

    So, just clean up the place for them, so that you have a clean environment.
    It's not fair, but those kids and him will be able to see the different between nasty and clean and decide for them selves what it right.
    and everyone likes cleanliness, whether they realize it or not.
    They probably never saw it (how the kids don't see it with him), and he probably never saw it with his parents.
    So you have to show it to them.
    and show them how hard you work to keep their mess clean.

    If they don't respect you after all of this, then they do not respect you and neither does he.

    So much to say about it all but that's kind of a jist of it.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • My girlfriend needs advice about her 14 year old daughter who is smoking pot and drinking!?

    Best answer: This is a tough one for every parent. She needs to talk to the child to find out why she felt the need to experiment. It likely wasn't her original idea, and instead something born out of peer pressure thus your girlfriend might be able to identify the bad influencers in her life, and Identify the teaching... show more
    Best answer: This is a tough one for every parent. She needs to talk to the child to find out why she felt the need to experiment. It likely wasn't her original idea, and instead something born out of peer pressure thus your girlfriend might be able to identify the bad influencers in her life, and Identify the teaching moment on peer pressure and the trouble it can lead to, as well as alternatives she can take to avoid it. All in all the trick is to get her to want to make the decision to not take this path on her own by giving her good reasons to decide that way, It could be for her own benefit or maybe out of responsibility to younger siblings, or maybe to re-earn her mother's trust. But it shouldn't be because her mother said so. That only motivates more rebellion. And under no circumstances do you offer empathy that you did the same thing when you were young even if it was true. Doing so may earn you a position as the "cool parent" but it also provides permission to continue and the kid completely stops listening to anything you say about stopping. Good luck, this is a tough one.
    6 answers · 3 days ago