Disrespect & Disobedience: Adult Child

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How Do I Accept That My 18 Yo Daughter Is Dating a 30 Yo Man?

My 18 yo daughter is a freshman in college across state. A 30 yo man that we only knew of as her friend took her away for an off-the-grid, no cell service camping trip her first weekend in college He lives in our hometown so It was quite opportunistic of him to drive 7 hours to whisk her away from her first college weekend. Since then they are together forever. While my daughter seems happy, he has done nothing to demonstrate to us that he respects her or our values. As they are both adults it’s reasonable that they are sexual. But I’m...

Acting Up

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Defiant 10-Yr Old Boy

My oldest son (10) is extremely strong-willed and is becoming more and more defiant every day. The least little request is met with opposition. I tried giving him more responsibilities (small chores and such) and had to stop because the constant fighting was stressing me out. Now we fight constantly over the normal routines like bedtime and brushing teeth. Brushing teeth is the latest--he simply refuses to do it unless essentially forced. No amount of rational conversation from me (or the dentist) seems to make a difference and...


Adult Child Issues

Hi Moms, When does an adult child, mine for instance he is 20 become...

Clothing & Makeup

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18 Year Old Daughter

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 told me she would not do it again. Then she turns around and says shes going for a little whild and I call at 4:45 am and she answers the phone(which she did not do before) sleepy like and tells me she is on her way. I tell her what is the point at this time of the morning and that she should have taken her clothes with her. I told her she could not be a tramp around me and...


Adult Child Issues

Hi Moms, When does an adult child, mine for instance he is 20 become...


Need Makeup Help

First off let me say I never wear makeup but am starting to think it would...

Hygiene Issues

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Seeking Advice on Autistic Adult Daughter and Her Hygiene

My autistic daughter is 32 and her hygiene could use some major improvements. She lives in her own place because of disability assistance. Whenever I go to visit each week its apparent she hasn't bathed because she's wearing the same clothes and she hasn't brushed her teeth either because her breath smells. It seems unless I physically bathe her, get her dressed, and brush her teeth it otherwise doesn't happen. I can yell at her for it but at that does is just make her mad and her ignore me. The dentist has yelled at her more times...

Jealousy & Deceit

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How to Overcome a Jealous Adult Child

I have 4 children (2 are adults), husband has 2 adult children in their 30’s. His eldest daughter continues to exclude me and my kids from events that should be family oriented. For example, I gave a olive branch and said hey let’s do something special for your dad for Father’s Day, as usual she didn’t like my suggestion even though it was something he really wanted and suggests brunch. I said that would be great! Then a day later, she sends a text to only her brother and father saying they were doing brunch at 11. In which my...

Phone & Texting

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Teen Cell Phone Vs. No Cell Phone

I have yet to see something about taking a stand against cell phones. My son has been asking, actually begging me to get him one (he is 16). We have gone round and round on the issue. He poses a very good argument as do I. I need some additional insight as to why he should and should not have one. He is a “good” teen as much as I can tell but I worry about the TEXTING that gets out of control, the phone calls in the middle of the night or alone in his bedroom, who is calling and how long or often is he chatting with a girl or his...


Cell Phone Texting

Would like to hear from mom's with 12 year olds. She's an awesome kid trying...