Bad influence

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Influence on Daughter...

K.H. asks from Burlington

DD(17) is intent on getting a tattoo once she turns 18 in a few months time. I would love to be able to influence her not to get one, but the thing is I was about her...


Re the "Bad Influence" Question, What If It Was Your Kid?

T.S. asks from San Francisco

I was pretty disappointed in the responses to a question asked earlier. A child tells his mom that so-and-so swears and is vulgar, so the mom decides this kid is a b...


Am I a Bad Friend?

A.G. asks from Houston

The guy my best friend has been seeing for two years, slept with another woman last night. He called her, and admitted it,,,,and apologized. Now heres the catch. Shes...


How to Limit My Teen's Time with a "Bad Influence" Friend?

S.T. asks from New York

So my teenage daughter's best friend is polite, well mannered, fun to be with - but I've learned that she's "been with" a number of different boys on one night stands...


Negative Influence

J.H. asks from Lima

I need serious help! My daughter just turned 6 and is usually well behaved. My 10 year old niece is quite different. She acts outs for attention all the time, has no ...


Being a Positive Influence in an Angstful Teenager's Life

J.G. asks from Chicago

One of my friends has a 14 year old. Yesterday, he threw a teenage tantrum during an exchange he and I had. Sometimes we have these really nice witty exchanges, but ...


Bad Behavior of My Son's Friend

J.L. asks from Norfolk

My son's toys and trifles disappeared repeatedly. All the happenings occurred only when one of my son's friend came to our home and went. One day, my son found the bo...


My Friend...

T.G. asks from Pueblo

Hey Momma's... This one makes me sad because I dont know how to help my friend. My friend Kasey has a husband who is battling with addiction to pain meds, and is ve...


Best Friend Bad Example for Her Child, Others

J.D. asks from Washington DC

My best friend growing up is a bad influence for her child and others in my opinion, and I don't know how to deal with it. Her daughter is 12, as is mine. They are ...


How Do I Stop a Bad Influence on My Child Without Alienating Myself from Family

K.S. asks from Nashville

My sons cousin (5 year old girl) on my husbands side has MAJOR behavioral problems that my son (4year old) has been picking up on. Small at first, now its like he's a...