Cooking: Teen

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What Life Skills Do You Teach Your Teen?

OK, this might sound weird, but what needs to be taught to my teen such as laundry, banking, etc? She seems to be totally clueless about basic things related to cooking, home management, etc. Can parents of teens tell me what they have intentionally or unintentionally taught their teen for self sufficency? Also, if you know of any books or programs that would be great. I hope this makes sense. Follow up; I am not talking about anything to do with respecting others or manners. I am talking about actually knowing how to do tasks that...

Eating In

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Unmotivated 16 Year Old

My 16 year old daughter is very smart, but is very unmotivated to complete her school work, therefor seems to be running a C average in almost everything. I speak to her teachers who say she 'drifts off' in class. She often gets zeros for homework she 'does not feel like doing'. I realize a C average is not the end of the world, but I know she is capable of more and would like her to be able to go to college. I have taken away privliges, offered incentives, etc, and she says she will do better, and may for a very short time, then its back...

Eating Out

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17 Year Old Wanting to Spend Way Too Much Time with His Girlfriend!

I need some advice before I do something drastic to hurt my relationship with my 17 year old son! He has had a girlfriend for 6 months now (he is 17, she is 15) and they spend way too much time together. I do know her parents, and am surprised how much time they allow the kids to spend together. They are great parents, but my son is at her house all the time. I want him home more. I told him he has to be home 2 nights a week, but he always makes sure those nights fall when it is impossible for them to be together. I feel like she...