Join 3,556 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

34 posts tagged with son. (View popular tags)
Displaying 1 through 34 of 34. Subscribe:

Related tags:
+ (12)
+ (8)
+ (7)
+ (5)
+ (4)
+ (4)
+ (4)


Users that often use this tag:
Anonymous (7)

Suggestions for Mother/Son dance at a wedding?

I'm getting married. My mom wants to dance with me. What are some suggestions for songs to dance to? Nice, quiet songs that aren't too long would be great!
posted by MisantropicPainforest on Sep 1, 2014 - 11 answers

Where in New England can I take my dad camping to see the Perseids?

When I was very young, my dad took me camping to see the Perseid meteors; it was one of the defining experiences of my life. Now I am grown and he is nearly old, and I would like to turn it around. Help me find a suitable mountaintop in New England to go camping with my dad; somewhere where we won't have to see anyone else. Details within. [more inside]
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Jul 29, 2014 - 12 answers

Worried mom of 10-year-old son with inferiority complex

10-year-old that struggles with many things who, for a few years now, has, when feeling sad/depressed, talked about how no one likes him, he's not good at anything, has no special qualities, isn't smart... etc. Looking for ways to help him. [more inside]
posted by youdontmakefriendswithsalad on Jun 15, 2014 - 51 answers

College student son depressed and unmotivated.

My 19 yr old son has decided to drop out of college after this semester to find himself. The problem is he is without a plan and I believe very depressed. He has been to a therapist in the past and has an appt to see the therapist next week. In the meantime he has called us sometimes crying and saying he doesn’t understand why he is in college. snowflake inside [more inside]
posted by lasamana on Oct 31, 2013 - 55 answers

Rick Warren Sermon

Please help me find the complete video of Rick Warren's sermon last Sunday ~ he spoke on the recent loss of his som. I've goggled and could only find a few short clips of the sermon itself. Thanks kindly
posted by Jeanne3 on Aug 4, 2013 - 3 answers

My family is in trouble. To what extent is it my duty to help?

My sister (late 30s) has recently given birth to a baby who is probably affected by Down syndrome. There will most likely not be a father in the picture. She also has an 8 y.o. daughter from a different, also absent father. They live at my mother’s house in a small town. My sister has a story of emotional instability and I often fear for my niece and nephew. My sister was molested by my father when she was in her late teens. She is extremely dependent on (and at the same time hostile to) my mother. My mother (divorced), in turn, is struggling to help her and the little children, while having to deal with lack of money and her own (physical) health issues. I (male) am the middle child, 8 years younger than my sister. I´ve lived in a big city for the last 6 years. I´m economically independent (yet also struggling) and starting a career in academia. I feel that if I don´t go back to my home town and help my family, things will deteriorate further. On the other hand, my chances of professional growth would be reduced by moving back there. Do you think a sacrifice of this sort is the right thing to do? [more inside]
posted by Basque13 on Mar 19, 2013 - 31 answers

my friend's son has asperger's and his behaviour is worrying her.

Asking for a dear Australian friend, "Ariane" who feels she has nowhere else to turn. Any and all advice gratefully received. "My son Henry is 19 years old and has Aspergers. He has a little brother George who is 12 and a sister Lily who is 2 1/2. We all live at home with my partner (who is the biological father of Lily). [more inside]
posted by taff on Mar 18, 2013 - 16 answers

Non-fiction books about relationships between father and a new child

I'm going to be a proud first-time papa in a couple months, and I'm gearing up for the madness and joy to come. I've really enjoyed reading non-fiction anecdotes about fathers and children, and I was wondering if you had any books you might recommend? Hopefully nothing 'Chicken Soup for the ____'-ish, but more along the New Yorker-y lines of Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik and Home Game by Michael Lewis. [more inside]
posted by evadery on Mar 12, 2013 - 16 answers

My boyfriend's kid is here for a month. Should I be a presence?

My boyfriend has a kid from his previous marriage, who is now long distance. He'll be coming to stay for a month in a few months, and I'm not sure what to do! (so many snowflake details!) [more inside]
posted by euphoria066 on Jan 22, 2013 - 22 answers

How can I support my adult son whose father has turned on him?

How can I support my adult son whose father has turned on him? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2012 - 19 answers

I knew being a parent wouldn't be easy, but this is really hard.

Help me be a better long-distance parent. [more inside]
posted by doomtop on May 2, 2012 - 12 answers

Father to (adult) son 101

Asking for a friend (really): How do you (or did you) deal with finding out that you have an adult child you didn't even know existed? [more inside]
posted by Chairboy on Sep 15, 2011 - 1 answer

Suddenly my wife wants me to leave without her and to leave our son in her custody. Can she do this?

We are visiting my wife's parents in another state. Suddenly my wife wants me to leave without her and to leave our son in her custody. Can she do this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 27, 2010 - 25 answers

How to be close to my young toddler son.?

How to be close to my young toddler son.? [more inside]
posted by jassi on Jul 21, 2010 - 10 answers

How to create a happy living situation for an entire family of adults?

The youngest of four siblings is the one who is responsible for taking care of their elderly mom, but things aren't really working out for either party. What can be done to ensure a happy living situation for everyone? Many more details inside . . . [more inside]
posted by fignewton on Jul 5, 2010 - 6 answers

The [story's] for the sad man...

I'm looking for a sad story I read on the internet. A son was browsing through his father's possessions after the father's death and came across a Pokemon game. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Mar 17, 2010 - 9 answers

What are some good activity books and websites for fathers and sons?

What are some good activity books and websites for fathers and sons? [more inside]
posted by imabanana on Mar 11, 2010 - 7 answers

This American Life episode assisted suicide story?

This American Life filter - relatively recently, (maybe a rebroadcast?) heard part of story re man who assisted his mother to end her life and how he felt - I've searched their archives for mother and for son; can't find it. Also searched AskMefi some, too many hits. Can anyone help?
posted by judybxxx on Feb 24, 2010 - 5 answers

I promise to be a better father.

FamilyFilter: My family’s problems over the past 20+ years culminated into one huge fight over Christmas. I need to know where to go from here. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2008 - 20 answers

Father & Son tee-shirt sayings for the smart ass family.

I'd like to make matching father & son t-shirts for my husband and stepson with simple iron on letters. However, I can't come up with a witty saying for the shirts. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by pokeedog on Dec 18, 2008 - 17 answers

Connecting with 13 year old son

I really feel my 13 year old son pulling away from me. He text msgs a ton with his friends and just the time we spend together now is minimal. I know this is totally normal adolescent development but it still hurts me inside. Can you suggest things we might do together now to connect? Watching a movie with me is even hard to get him to do. He is a normal well adjusted kid---no problems in school. We usually eat dinner together as a family and I am here when he gets home from school and usually fix his breakfast and see him in the morning for 15 mins til he is out the door. He is my youngest child and it feels sad to not have things we do in common anymore. I used to walk him to school in 6th grade under the guise of giving our dog her daily walk but this year that ended. Help!
posted by seekingsimplicity on Nov 13, 2008 - 42 answers

Boyfriend has a demanding child

My boyfriend, who moved in to my house six months ago, has visitation with his 9-year-old son every other weekend and Monday afternoons. I am not a huge kid person, and never planned to have any of my own--but when I am around the two of them I put my best foot forward, engage the kid in conversation, ask him about his life and the things he enjoys, and try to do fun things with him and his father. [more inside]
posted by vegsister on Sep 29, 2008 - 18 answers

Where was Bitu from?

Before I knew anything about India, I dated an Indian guy named Bitu (long i, long u: bee-too). I remember him telling me that it wasn't his real name, that it was a nickname and it meant 'son' in his language (or, possibly, 'sun'). I neglected to ask what language that was... and now I really want to know.
posted by bookish on Sep 17, 2008 - 8 answers

Works About The Relationship Between Fathers and Sons?

I'm the first-time father of a one-year old boy. Having recently finished "The Road" and "The Prince of Frogtown" and enjoyed the movie "The Kite Runner", I'm looking for suggestions of other books (or movies or songs) that are about the relationship between fathers and sons. [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Aug 4, 2008 - 32 answers

The Best Gift of All!

My son is almost 1.5 – I’d like to make him a life book [more inside]
posted by doorsfan on Feb 13, 2008 - 4 answers

Fathers Day Dilemma - My 6 year old has stumped me!

Father's Day Filter: How to best handle this day for my son whose father has no contact with him because of molestation??? (LONG) [more inside]
posted by workinprogress on Jun 13, 2007 - 38 answers

Help me find this painting!

I desperately need to find a copy of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes's "The Prodigal Son." [more inside]
posted by Lisa S on May 21, 2007 - 4 answers

Found my son's father after 26 years

Okay, this is an enormous issue and I'm not finding any resources out there for help. I recently found my son's biological father. My son is 26. [more inside]
posted by nurse4kitties on Apr 12, 2007 - 43 answers

Parenting a teenager who needs to make some big decisions

Please help me to wisely assist my reluctant teenage son choose his future and take action to achieve his goals. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2006 - 17 answers

What does DS & DD mean in forums?

What does DS and DD mean on forums? [more inside]
posted by Maia on Oct 26, 2006 - 13 answers

How can I break the ice with my dad?

I think my dad is too shy to really talk to me. How can I break the ice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2006 - 19 answers

Como se dice "Tropical Father-Son Reunion" en español?

"La Riviera Maya" (er, coastal Quintana Roo, Mexico) or Costa Rica for a Totally Awesome Father-Son Bonding Experience in March/April/May 2007? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on May 26, 2006 - 13 answers

How do I get rid of my deepseated anger for my mother?

So I'm still angry at my mother for some things she did during my childhood. I don't want to be anymore. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2006 - 21 answers

Toddler parenting

Mysonhatesmefilter: Very often, My 2.5 year old son wants nothing to do with me. [more inside, if you please, Matt]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2004 - 39 answers

Page: 1