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15 Year Old Won't Wear Retainers - HELP!

Hi, My 15 year old intelligent and sweet son had his braces removed in February. (He wore them for 3 years due to failure to wear his bands consistantly - regardless of how much begging, pleading and reminding him we did). Now, he's not wearing his night retainer. It is a clear plastic mouth piece shaped like his teeth. He claims he can't sleep with them and I find them on the head board every night. Most nights untouched. I repeatedly tell him that his teeth will shift and will not remain straight if he doesn't wear them like the...

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Seeking Parents Advice on Rules for My 15 Year Old Son.

My son has in general always been respectful, kind, hardworking and grateful. After recieving his iphone and entering into the texting, facebook world everything about him is changing. Friends are the main focus. Typical teen stuff parents are idiots, knows all the answers etc. What concerns me is his disrespect and feelings of entitlement. We have had a family meeting with him laying down some rules an guidelines. Some of them: phone must be given to us by 10pm on school nites, 10:30pm curfew. No going out with friends on school...


"You're So Cheap."

Yes, that’s' the line that I get from my 13 yr old when we don't get...


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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...

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Affordable Skin Care Products

I have 2 questions. First I need affordable skincare products to help prevent wrinkles plus I have sensitive skin prone to occasional acne at sertain times of the month. Does anyone know of any good affordable products? My second question is reguarding my preteen daughter. She is getting acne.not too bad occasional pimples and a few blackheads. Any good products anyone can recommend for her. Once again very affordable and would like to hear from people that have used products that have changed there lives. Also I would like...


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15 Year Old Son Hates I Believe Him or Let It Slide?

Hi. I am so down today. I always knew it was "normal" for a 15 year old son not to like his parents, but it hurt me so badly today when he said it out loud. He told his Dad right in front of me that everything I do irritates him, and he only tolerates me. It started when he came in the house looking for a chip for a camera that Dad asked him to get. When he said "Where it it?" I said "I don't know what you're talking about." When I saw it in his hand, I said "that's it, isn't it?" I asked him to go out and ask Dad if that's what he...


How to Hide the Toys

Our almost 12-year old is at that tough age where she feels her friends are...


Too Many Toys

After Chrsitmas I have realized we have entirely too many toys. I would...