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teenagers are good in small doses

I would like some ideas for very quick but outside-of-the-normal-day things to do with my 16-year-old son. [more inside]
posted by metasarah on Jul 27, 2016 - 21 answers

Resources for Parents with Teen Kids About To Go Online

My son is 12, and starting to participate in online communities. Right now, the only community he's interacting with is 4 friends of his from school; they play Minecraft. But I suspect this will soon change. [more inside]
posted by eustacescrubb on Nov 20, 2015 - 14 answers

Parents of teens: would you allow co-ed sleepovers?

Ok go easy on me, this is my first question ever. My super responsible 14yo daughter wants to have a couple of boy friends stay the night along with a couple of girls. [more inside]
posted by CanyonWren on Jul 7, 2015 - 57 answers

Tell me again why teenagers shouldn't be having sex.

My 15-yr old daughter recently told me she has been having sex with her boyfriend of 10 months (also 15 y.o.) [more inside]
posted by cherrybounce on Jul 28, 2014 - 78 answers

Seeking Parenting Support Group in Seattle

My sister is a mother of twin girls, 14 years old. Just this year one began engaging in "NSSI" (cutting herself) the other was found to be having a sexualized, online affair with a 19 year old girl. [more inside]
posted by uhom on Jun 5, 2014 - 6 answers

What we have here is a failure to communicate.

Our teenage son's voice is so low and hoarse that none of us can hear it. [more inside]
posted by dean winchester on Mar 11, 2013 - 20 answers

Tantrum conundrum

How would you handle this? 16 year old boy breaks his Mom's cell phone in anger. Mom believes taking his phone away deprives him of the support of his friends, and has restricted most everything else, but not the phone. Eye for an eye or eye for an ear? It's a bit more complicated, though, so more inside... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 18, 2011 - 18 answers

Thats my daughter in the water

I recently found out I have a 13 year old daughter. Now what? [more inside]
posted by holdkris99 on Apr 24, 2011 - 42 answers

Pros & Cons of Belly Piercing

My 16yo daughter has decided she wants a navel piercing. I'm not thrilled about the idea. [more inside]
posted by goshling on Jun 3, 2010 - 48 answers


My teenage daughter is constantly bragging about herself to complete strangers. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by cottonswab on Mar 12, 2010 - 49 answers

What am I doing wrong?

Any insights on how I can help my daughter? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2009 - 48 answers

Looking for information on how to deal with ODD kids

A friend of mine has a fifteen-year-old daughter who was recently diagnosed with Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD). I'm looking for information and resources on parenting ODD-diagnosed/defiant and volatile kids to pass along to my friend: web sites, internet support groups, names of books to read, tips, insights and recommendations derived from personal experience, whatever you have that you think would be helpful. Thanks!
posted by orange swan on Nov 7, 2008 - 17 answers

How can you embarass a teenager who is sneaking out at night?

How can you embarass a teenager who is sneaking out at night? A friend of mine (how cliche) has a daughter who is indulging in some early teen hijinks by sneaking out and basically getting into trouble. None of her actions are illegal or really THAT bad, but still the parents can't condone it. They've tried everything, taking her phone away, grounding her, taking her television, internet, away...nothing. It seems she feeds on that kind of resistance. So he's ready to try a new tactic. [more inside]
posted by jeff_w_welch on Oct 10, 2008 - 52 answers

Daddy don't you walk so fast

I am a father of a soon to be 14y/o son and an 11 y/o girl. Both me and my wife lost our fathers when we were about 10y/o (hers died, mine split) so we are blazing new territory here. We are basically clueless as far as how we should not only discipline but simply how to act or know what to expect in terms of what is normal for both our kids and ourselves with our kids. Is there anything out there that can be used as a guide to help us understand how to parent our children without having to pay someone to attend a touchy-feely conference? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2007 - 18 answers

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