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depression in teenager - therapists are too "judgmental"

Q. 1. asks from Vancouver

My daughter suffers from depression. She won't talk to me when she is feeling down. She was seeing a therapist but my daughter mistakes any facial expression for judgement and so she won't go. She doesn't want to do video calls which is what insurance would require. ...

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Adult sons girlfriend is manipulating him and still living with her ex

A. A. asks from Jonesborough

My son is in his early twenties and recently started to date a young woman with a baby, who is STILL living with the babies father. She literally divides her time between my son and this other guy. He even drops her off to go on dates with my son. It’s just strange! S...

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Is my husband into his friend or am I being insecure?

M. H. asks from Aurora

He became friends with her 4 years ago, he is a social person. They see eachother every week in church group events, he makes a lot of jokes with her and they share some stuff in common. They text almost every day. When she's down about something he cames to cheer her up...

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I have a 15 year old son who won’t listen

J. M. asks from Lowville

My 15 year old son is intelligent, but refuses to do his homework to the point he’s failing all But two classes. He is calm yet argues with me over everything I say. He won’t pick up his things yet Yells back at me you don’t need to keep saying it. He won’t do a...

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Question about flying and seats

G. . asks from Springfield

We will be flying this summer, which I have not done for about 12 years. So many rules have changed since then! My kids will be 11 and almost 14. I'm just wondering if anyone has had experience with buying the cheaper tickets (where you do not get to choose your sea...

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Make Sure to Enjoy Your Travels with These Tips

by Sienna Penfold

Traveling is one of the best things you can do in life. It gives you the time to relax, get out of your comfort zone, and meet amazing people. Whenever you have the chance to hit the road, make sure to use the opportunity. But traveling without a plan and directions can be stressful. Luckily, the internet is here to help with some excellent advice on smooth and relaxing trips…. More

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Bullying is Handed Down From One Generation to the Next

by Kristy Pepping of Upparent

Bullying hurts. I was bullied as a child. So was my mom. And now, my daughter is living through her own trial with bullying. No doubt, our family has suffered from these experiences. But, we have also learned a lot. And that is the story I want to share with you now: the story of three strong women whose bullies could not keep them down, and who came out stronger and wiser on the other side…. More

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Top Developmental Benefits to Getting Creative with Kids

In recent years, curriculum in schools across the country (and in other parts of the world) has shifted heavily toward common core subjects of reading and math. There has been a very noticeable trend away from the arts and towards the general subjects, and, as a result, it is actually more important than ever that parents and caregivers try to supplement some of this at home…. More

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For My Mother

I have learned that being a blogger means being authentic. Telling the world your story. A huge part of my story, is my mother.

Let’s go ALL the way back to the beginning. A young, single mother had a baby. There was a time in my life when I didn’t offer that information. I wondered what people would think about my mother or me if they found out that I was an unplanned baby. A baby born at the absolute wrong time to a mother who was still just a girl herself…. More

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More advice about rekindling desire after kids

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

You ladies gave me really good advice when I recently posted about having a crush on another man. I don’t think the crush will go anywhere and I’m working through my feelings about it and taking a class from a different instructor. My problem is I still don’t feel ...

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Getting crushes on other men while married

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

I’ve been married for 9 years and have two kids. We’ve had sex maybe 4-5 times in the last year and I half, since my second son was born. I don’t find myself that attracted to my husband anymore. I recently developed a huge crush on the guy who teaches my workout ...

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Question about kid hair color

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

Just wondering if anyone had a kid whose hair changed color as they got older, I.e. a blond kid who went dark brown. At what age did this happen? Just curious!

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How should I handle a situation where a married man is giving me gifts?

J. M. asks from Ann Arbor

I'm looking for some friendly and unbiased advice. I have some neighbors who are married that I like a lot, and feel like they are my friends. I'm a divorced female and have lived across the street from them for 6 years. When I'm outside and see the neighbors I visit wit...

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Son says he wishes he were dead

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

My 7-year-old son was being very aggressive towards his baby brother and I yelled at him and told him to go to his room. Later, I noticed that he had written "I wish I were dead" not thinking that I would see it. I told him I was very concerned and he said he feels like ...

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Does weaning affect mood?

B. A. asks from Ann Arbor

Has anyone noticed changes in mood (either positive or negative) after weaning? I'm nursing my 15-month-old before bed and in the morning and I'm thinking about weaning, just wondering what to expect.