I'm Dean of Students/Special Ed teacher at a therapeutic high school and I really need some help about how to work with a teen who has narcissistic tendencies. [more inside]
Parents, what do you wish you knew when you got your kid their first phone? I need practical advice, but I'm also interested in the less tangible parent/child relations-type advice, too. [more inside]
I need to quickly firm up planning for our August vacation in Oregon and Northern California; we have about 10 days to spend and I haven't gotten very as far in terms of specifics. Degree of Difficulty: 16yo daughter and non-drinking husband [more inside]
Family -- including my preteen cousin -- is coming to visit me in Los Angeles and I'm not sure where to bring them. Special personality snowflakes inside. [more inside]
In the late 90s, I read a lot of young adult novels - the plot of one in particular has stuck with me for years and I think about it way too much. If you could help me track it down I would be forever grateful. Basic premise, a teen girl sees something she shouldn't while at her father's house and she then goes on the run. [more inside]
Ms. Tdipod wants to know: I am having multiple challenges with Tdipod's teenage daughter. I feel intimidated by her and when I try to engage in a conversation she will not engage with me or look me in the eye. I am not sure whether or not she likes me or is it just hormones gone amok? He has offered to speak to his daughter but I don't think this is the right approach. I would like some advice with how to broach the subject with her myself.
A family friend who is divorced has been an alcoholic for more then several years. She has primary custody of a teenage daughter. We have kept in touch with the alcoholic mom but sporadically due to her behavior. Recently I found out the the daughter was cutting and acting out, I believe due to the stress of living with her mom. Because of this I started texting the daughter just to check in and give her some positive messages (mostly like “hope you have a good day” and “I’m so impressed how you did on that test”). I did ask her if she’d like to go to an alateen meeting which she agreed to but only if I went with her. However we haven’t set a date. [more inside]
A friends teenage (16) son is considering skipping university and instead training themselves to be a programmer, with a particular interest in making games. Assuming he's starting from scratch what would be some good cheap or free resources to get him started? Both in terms of getting the basics and allow him to work on a game-related project that might hold his interest?
What should me 14-y.o. daughter know about starting a small hobby/business of making and selling crafts? Specifics inside. [more inside]
Help me find this ridiculously obscure book. [more inside]
Can I morally and ethically be the adult who regularly drives a teenager to a weekly AlAnon/Alateen meeting? Her parents do not know she is attending, and I am not interested in obtaining their permission. [more inside]
My son has been playing lacrosse for a regional team for about 4 years now. He is heading into his Senior year and is a team Captain. The team has struggled the last couple of seasons with terrible losses and very rare wins. Morale is low. Should he approach the coach of another team, a coach that he plays for in an off-season league, to discuss playing for him in the regular season? Or, should he struggle through what is likely his last season with his current, struggling team? What advice can I give him to help him decide? [more inside]
My sixteen-year-old son got his license recently, and after a month (during which time he did not drive) we insured him for a month as we were going to be out of town and he needed the car. When we called our insurance company to remove him from our policy, we were told that the only way the company would uninsure him is if he turned in his license to the DMV. We only have one vehicle, and he won't drive. He's not the kid who is going to sneak off in the car, either. So can the insurance company just drop us or otherwise hose us over? [more inside]
Yay! Our 15 year old nephew Sam is coming to visit us in Italy for three weeks during the school holidays. From Australia. Via Dubai, it's a 22 hour flight. Although he has to disembark and changes flights in Dubai, there is a relatively short hour and a half layover. He has only travelled internationally once before to Vietnam, and then not on his own. He is a great guy, however I want to ensure that he finds the whole experience as easy as possible. Any hints? Dubai is a wonderfully eclectic airport which will be an eye opener. As someone reasonably blasè about international travel and airport transfers, I am hoping to mine the hind mind for special hints that might help Sam in negotiating the flights, transfer and the clearing of customs and arrival in Rome? Thanks!
Posting for a friend - I have a good deal of experience with difficult teens, but i've honestly never encountered this (and am definitely now intrigued myself on how to handle). A short description inside. [more inside]
I love serious, obscure TV sci-fi aimed at twelve year olds. Please help me find more of it! [more inside]
What teen/20s drama love triangle show can I watch after my recent Dawson's Creek bender? [more inside]
A sci-fi teen book from the 90's? [more inside]
How to help a trans teenager feel like he has more control over his life? [more inside]
Help me navigate this mine field of teenage drama and screwed up relationship between teen and adult.
Help me navigate this mine field of teenage drama and screwed up relationship between teen and adult. [more inside]
Where can I meet/hang-out/make merry with other young queers in San Francisco? [more inside]
Recommendations of Superhero comics for a 13 year old boy, please? [more inside]
From past addicts/addiction experience - At what point does a teen drug use go beyond teenage rebellion into a full blown addiction, and can anything be done if the teen doesn't want help, and not all parties are on board with consequences? Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
Wrestling with the ethics of outing my stepdaughter to her mom. [more inside]
Please help me find resources and support for my transgendered, eating-disordered, underage cousin, whose family is somewhat unsupportive and doesn't know how to help. [more inside]
Help me find some quality books that would be easy reads for my 15-year old female cousin. [more inside]
Know of any webcam chat sites for gay teens that are NOT chatroulette / cam4 style? [more inside]
Where to start with teaching a bright 13 year-old programming? His interest comes from wanting to code Minecraft mods. [more inside]
Looking for ideas on the most annoying and fun way to give my nephew cash for the holidays... because I am THAT uncle! [more inside]
What are some ideas for entry-level jobs? [more inside]
I am putting together a donation webpage, trying to raise tuition for a young woman in Nepal, and am looking for suggestions on the best way to go about it. [more inside]
Which 80s or 90s teen-oriented TV show character does this guy look eerily like? I remember the character as being a bit of a schemer and he was either the lead or a major character. [http://oi54.tinypic.com/25tzv3b.jpg]
Suggestions on giving 11.5 yo girl the "sex talk"? snowflake details inside [more inside]
How do I look forward and be optimistic when the more I learn about my son's Nonverbal Learning Disability the more scared and grief-stricken I become? He's almost 17 and will be a junior in September in public high school, and he's been unsuccessful at everything he's ever tried to do. [more inside]
What can I do with my 13 year old daughter while I'm at work all day during the summer? Additional difficulties inside... [more inside]
Bops and Plastics: When you were a teenager, was there a name for the group of girls who were perceived to fit the stereotype of shallow, airheaded, and image-obsessed? [more inside]
I need to find a therapist, and I have a lot of questions. [more inside]
Music suggestions for a 12 yo girl's birthday party? [more inside]
How do I gently but firmly steer a very misguided 14-year-old to respect science? I'm not a teacher, but I am in a mentoring role and feel I owe it to her to try. [more inside]
What gift for my new, 15-year-old blind nephew? [more inside]
Dark Teen Movie? [more inside]
Name-that-90s-teen-movie-filter [more inside]
Whyy Do Teenagerss on Facebook An Bebo Typee Likee Thiss? Where did it come from? Here's an example. [more inside]
What's the Yngwie Malmsteen song that has as its music video the band singing on a sort of foam castle set, where a wizard keeps wandering around and eventually a largish dragon puppet menaces the humans with bursts of fog? And if you know where to find it online, could you link it? Thanks!
Going to NYC for 1 week in early September with 2 kids, 10 and 13; what's fun for them to do? [more inside]
I need recommendations for Memorial Day weekend with two teenagers in Omaha, please. [more inside]
My 15 year old daughter is in an economics course this semester and loves it. I'm looking for ideas to help her learn even more. I've tried many ways to give her a leg oupon money matters and she's resisted strongly until now. I'm looking for books, clubs, activities, websites, podcasts, movies, methods in practice, you name it (including specific actions I can take) that will help her learn to manage money and get a grasp on investing all while doing the very things she loves so that she sees that money is not the end-all-be-all. What have you or others you know done to help teens learn about money and put those principles into action?
I'm looking for books that will help an anti-Semitic teenage boy challenge his stereotypes. [more inside]
I am a bisexual guy at a religious high school in Atlanta, GA and, while there isn't much homo-hostility, the majority of my classmates are uncomfortable with homosexuality. (And that's including the gay ones.) I'd like to meet interesting people outside of my school, but I haven't the first clue how to start. How is a bi high school guy supposed to meet like-minded individuals outside of school?
I'm a 16 year old male, and my foreskin doesn't retract at all when erected. I would say I have phimosis except I'm not sure if this is normal for my age...help? [more inside]
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