Living on their Own: Tween

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14 Year Old Thinks Rules Too Strict - NO MORE RESPONSES PLEASE. THANKS for ALL!

K.L. asks from Memphis

My 14 year old daughter seems to think a few of my rules are too strict. So, she asked me if I’d get the opinion of other mothers – particularly those I don’t k...


14 Year Old That Has a Lot of Headaches

D.J. asks from Tulsa

I have a 14 year old son that has headaches quite often. He wears glasses, so that is not the problem. He comes home from school daily with a headache. I have taken...


Seeking Kind Words and Support While Parenting a 12 Year Old

D.R. asks from Austin

I have written before about my 12 year old son. He will start middle school next year. He has always been kind, loving, and helpful. He does well in school, has a fe...


10 Year Old Wants to Have Her Own Email and Facebook Page

A.C. asks from Denver

I wanted to know what you all think about my 10 (almost 11) year old daughter wanting to have her own email and facebook page. She claims that most all of her other f...


13 Year Old. Ugh.

D.B. asks from Minneapolis

13 year old daughter. Need I say more? It's as if an alarm went off in her head the day she turned 13 telling her to start acting like a ^#&$^@#$!*. Though she doesn...


Supervising Instant Messaging of 12 Year Old Girl

A.H. asks from Washington DC

My 12 year old daughter has been on IM for for a few months. Before this, she was on email, which I told her I was supervising (reading periodically). There were sever...


What Chores Do You Expect from Your 10 Year Old and What Discipline Do You Use

G.G. asks from San Antonio

My 10 year old daughter is uncooperative when asked to assist around the house. There is a power struggle and attitude when asked to perform even simple tasks. Then e...


Age Appropriate "Chores" for My 11 Year Old Son

S.G. asks from Kansas City

My 11 year old son wants allowance. I would like to make a "chore" list for him. What are appropriate chores for him and what is the going rate per week for allowanc...


12 Year Old Behavior Problems

M.B. asks from Los Angeles

I am having problems with my 12 year old step son. Last school year he got 3 Fs, 2 Ds and a C. He always lied about having homework. At home, he wont do his chores....


Living with Dementia...

L.P. asks from Pittsburgh

Ok, ladies, this is a new area for me, so I need to draw from all your experiences. My grandfather (79) was hospitalized about 10 days ago for a mental health evalu...