Behavior: Tween

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Dealing with 12 Year Old Son's Behavior Problems

Hello, I'm looking for suggestions for disciplining my 12 year old son with ADHD. He's usually a good kid but he's been having problems latly at home and at school. This has never been a problem before, but in the last 3 or 4 months, his attitude has really changed. He's mouthy at home and at school and recently have been getting in trouble at school for this problem. He has never been like this in the past (besides normal kid attitude at home once in a while)We've tried grounding, taking things away, taking privlidges away, everything that...

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12 Year Old

Hello everyone.......I need some advice...I am a single mom ....of a 12 year...

Bullying

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12 Year Old Boys...

My girlfriend has a 12 year old boy that is truly driving her nuts. I give as good of advice as I can, but really I raised girls, Im sure its different. Her son, has started "dating" a 13 year old girl (who mom doesnt like hehe), is pretty disrespectful to his mom, he is spoiled with cash & fancy electronics by his Dad that lives in a different city. He wants to "go out" on dates with the girlfriend, I think in groups it should be ok...? He has no experience using transit alone- I think now is a good time to learn... theres a bunch of stuff...

Discipline

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12 Year Old Boys...

My girlfriend has a 12 year old boy that is truly driving her nuts. I give as good of advice as I can, but really I raised girls, Im sure its different. Her son, has started "dating" a 13 year old girl (who mom doesnt like hehe), is pretty disrespectful to his mom, he is spoiled with cash & fancy electronics by his Dad that lives in a different city. He wants to "go out" on dates with the girlfriend, I think in groups it should be ok...? He has no experience using transit alone- I think now is a good time to learn... theres a bunch of stuff...

Disrespect & Disobedience

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12 Year Old Boys...

My girlfriend has a 12 year old boy that is truly driving her nuts. I give as good of advice as I can, but really I raised girls, Im sure its different. Her son, has started "dating" a 13 year old girl (who mom doesnt like hehe), is pretty disrespectful to his mom, he is spoiled with cash & fancy electronics by his Dad that lives in a different city. He wants to "go out" on dates with the girlfriend, I think in groups it should be ok...? He has no experience using transit alone- I think now is a good time to learn... theres a bunch of stuff...

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13 Year Old. Ugh.

13 year old daughter. Need I say more? It's as if an alarm went off in her...

Friends

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11 Year Old Allowance and Chores

I will have an 11 year old daughter in a few days and was wondering what are appropriate chores? She's an only child and a very helpful one at that. She currently helps by folding clothes, sweeping the kitchen/bathroom, feeding the cat/changing litter, cleaning her room and washing dishes (I'm considering taking this back). I know this is a lot of things that she does, but she's not doing these every day. How many chores are too much? Is the appropriate amount? Now my next question... How much allowance should she get? I'm considering if...

Legal Trouble

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

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 friends do and she wants to keep close contact with them, especially over the summer. (She attends private school and her friends do not live nearby.) Quite a few have their own I-phones with full capability. My concerns are cyber bullying, inadvertant exposer to computer viruses to the family computer, and allowing too much private information out "to the world". Am I...

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Self Esteem

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Building Self-esteem for My 11 Year Old Daughter

My 11 yr old daughter has always had low self-esteem. Even when she was a toddler - she would say I can't do it. She would wait for her younger sister (1 yr younger) to do it first - then she would try. She is also very hard on herself about school and her looks. She is normal size, she does struggle w/school. Does anyone have advise or resources to help. I don't want my daughter to fo through life feeling bad about herself.

Social Skills

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12 Year Old Boys...

My girlfriend has a 12 year old boy that is truly driving her nuts. I give as good of advice as I can, but really I raised girls, Im sure its different. Her son, has started "dating" a 13 year old girl (who mom doesnt like hehe), is pretty disrespectful to his mom, he is spoiled with cash & fancy electronics by his Dad that lives in a different city. He wants to "go out" on dates with the girlfriend, I think in groups it should be ok...? He has no experience using transit alone- I think now is a good time to learn... theres a bunch of stuff...

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Tantrums

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Not Sleeping and Tantrums

I have a 17 month old that is very strong, full of energy and is generally happy. I am a stay at home mom and he doesn't get daily interaction with children but I try to do playdates and go to the library etc to get him out. He started sleeping through the night at about 1 yr old when I stopped nursing, but he still doesn't sleep well, and will ocationally cry in the night for a few min and then fall back asleep (if he falls asleep within 10 min I don't go in the room. I normally put him to bed around 8:30. He wakes up almost every time ...

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Is This a Tantrum?

Recently, my 16 month old son has started crying much more frequently than...

Testing Limits

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

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 know personally – and who have daughters her age. The rules she disagree with are as followed: My daughter can only attend two outings per month. Note: This includes things like going to the movies, hanging out at the mall, birthday parties, etc. This also includes spending the night away from home. My daughter thinks she should be allowed to do more each month and...

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13 Year Old. Ugh.

13 year old daughter. Need I say more? It's as if an alarm went off in her...

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Testing the Sass

My 11 yr old son is starting to test how sassy and disrespestfulnes by his...

Violence

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My 12 Year Old Being Bullied at School

My 12 year old son came home from school very emotional. He did not want to tell us what happened. He finally did tell us that he was pushed to the ground and hit by 3 boys at school. Then he told us that he didn't know who the boys were. Finally he admiditted that he did know who the boys were, but he didn't want to tell us who the were. We did get him to tell us, but now we are not sure were to take this. He was obviously afraid that we would take action and make things worse for him with these boys. Should we call the parents of these ...

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10 Year Old Violent

Hi to all the moms out there, im in dispair so im hoping you all can help me...

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Whining

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Whining 10 Year Old

I have a son who is 10 who still whines alot. He whines over everything from not getting his way to taking a shower. He will be in middle school next year so this has to stop. He is picked on by other kids at school for this and he still wont stop whining! Any suggestions? Thanks C. J.