Health & Safety: Tween

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Supervising Instant Messaging of 12 Year Old Girl

My 12 year old daughter has been on IM for for a few months. Before this, she was on email, which I told her I was supervising (reading periodically). There were several times when I stepped in about crude language and even sexual content "Sleep with him." So I suspended email for awhile. Now the coast has been clear for awhile, and she is on email and IM. This time, I am finding the language is worse. I can see this because her IM is linked to my email, and when I am on, her messages pop up. I told her this, and that I was trying to block...

Body Changes

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I Need Help with My 13 Year Old Daughter!!!

My 13 year old has been showing me LOTS of attitude! I know its the age, but I find this to be very upsetting. I've taken away her cell, tv and computer...but nothing is helping...she's still so short tempered with me. I need some new ideas, hopefully positive ones. Thanks!

Diet & Exercise

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Peanut and Peanut Butter During Pregnancy

Is it okay to eat peanut and peanut butter during pregnancy ? How about other nuts? I know nut is allergenic food and kids should not eat it until they are older but is it okay for pregnancy women to eat them?


Tuna for Babies?

My tenth month old likes to eat tuna when I'm eating it. Is this ok? He...


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12 Year Old Daughter Swearing

It has come to my attention my 12 year old puberty driven daughter has taken up swearing. I have recently heard her using the "F" word and almost fell over in shock. I was wondering if there are any suggestions that will help get the point across that swearing makes you look stupid and is disrespectful.