Adult Child: The First Years

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18 Year Old Daughter

A.M. asks from Columbus

Hi, My 18 year old daughter is sleeping overnight with a boyfriend. I have told her that this is not acceptable to me and that it is definetly not ladylike. She t...


18 Year Old Son's Curfew

L.B. asks from Washington DC

What is an appropriate curfew for an 18 year old male at home


18 Year Old Daughter Wants to Move in with Boyfriend

T.E. asks from Los Angeles

Help, my daughter who just turned 18, working and going to college wants to move in with her boyfriend. The boyfriend lives with mom at the grandparents house. I tel...


18 Year Old Needs Guidance

K.U. asks from Detroit

My husband and his son are having an argument right now. My 18 year old stepson graduated high school this past June. He has been working part-time at Burger King fo...


Reconnecting with an Adult Child

K.C. asks from St. Louis

my husband has a 20 year old daughter that he has not seen since she was 2 years old. he signed his rights away after her mom took her & moved to Florida after cheat...


College: Who Pays? Child or Parent?

K.L. asks from Memphis

Do you think that a child's first four years of college is the parent's responsiblity if the parent did not save for it?


Telling My Adult Daughter That I Took Custody of Her Son

B.K. asks from Tulsa

i have just taken custody of my 9 mo. old grandson. he has been in our home all but 3 1/2 months. from birth to 4 1/2 mo. he lived w/my husband and i so my daughter c...


Bottle for Newborn

S.G. asks from Seattle

Hi, I am currently 36 weeks pregnant and went shopping for necessary baby items. But going to the stores only add to my confusion. There are whole bunch of bottles...


Picking Names for Christmas Gift Giving, First Time, Don't Have a Clue

J.P. asks from Houston

Some of us will gather at Thanksgiving and discuss how this works. How does a parent not give a gift to an adult child. Twins born on Christmas Day, so they wil...


How to Encourage College Age Son to Engage with Younger Siblings?

D.D. asks from Phoenix

My just turned 20 yr old son (from 1st marriage) opted not to go away to university and stay at home to attend Jr. College. My husband and I took him to visit many co...