Health: Adult Child

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Daughter 19 Years Old in Air Force

My 19 year old daughter just left for the air force 2 weeks ago. She is really struggling and wants to come home. I keep encouraging her and write to her often. She didn't have any of my letters since last friday. I hope she got them now. Are there any other parents out there with children in military and how did you cope? I am struggling too. I want her to succeed as I feel strongly about this for her too. This has been her life long dream and I keep reminding her of this. Please if you can help and lmk how your child coped?

Beauty

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18 Year Old Reading 50 Shades

Hello all, My co-worker just mentioned that someone had lent her 18 year old daughter the 50 Shades book. She heard me saying I had read it and asked me what it was about and if I thought it was appropriate for her daughter. I said I didn't think so but am curious to what you all would say. She then asked me what I would do in her place? Any advice. Thanks!

Childhood Illnesses

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Ground Rules for Adult Child Moving Home

Our son graduated college in May. He works as a freelance camera man in the TV & film industry and rents a room in a house from a friend. His housemate's girlfriend and child may be moving in there in June which would require my son to live elsewhere. We have touched on the possibility of him coming home for a while but would only want to do so if it is in his best interest. We have always told our children they cannot live off of us. There would be rent to pay and they would have to contribute to the household. My days as "Mommy" are...

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Having One Child

Hey moms, I have a wonderful 5 year old daughter who is the light of my...

Children's Hospital

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Need Advice for Son While at Hospital with New Baby

I have the most wonderful 2-year old son. He is happy, sweet, loving, and attached to his Mommy and Daddy. We have been so blessed. And, now we are being blessed again. We are set to have a C-Section on January 12th for baby #2. My problem is, I don't know what to do to help out my little boy. He has never spent a night away from us, and even though I know it is usually frowned upon, we share a family bed, so it will be that much harder for him. My husband will need to stay with me in the hospital as I won't be any good for...

Development

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Seeking Advice About Adult Daughter

My adult daughter (30) lives with her boyfriend over 800 miles away. It's not a question of me not accepting her boyfriend because I do. I have visited her a couple of times and we've had good times. However, she communicates very little with me or her dad and even with the rest of the family. She was adopted at 3 mos. but she is our wonderful daughter who grew up in a loving, warm family. I'm wondering if some of her feelings are deep rooted because she feels so detached from all of us. I usually write her once a week or everyother...

Fitness

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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...

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Adult Child Issues

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

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When to Exercise?

I am about 20 pounds overweight, due to having 3 kids and lack of self...

Foot & Toe

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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...

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Pain in My Foot

Hello, I am at 33 weeks with twins. Lately I have either a sharp,...

Hair

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18 Year Old Son Is Losing His Hair! Please Help My Heart Is Breaking!

My 18 year old son has been dramatically losing his hair for the last year, starting off with a head full of golden wavy locks. His hairline is moving back on his forehead and I can obviously tell that his hair is thin on top of his head. When he asks me why this is happening, I wish I had an answer for him. The doctor has done several blood tests and medically he is fine. Next week we go to the dermatologist. His father and grandfather have all of their hair, but my father and grandfather have very thin hair...not at his age though! He is...

Health Insurance

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Insurance for the Uninsured

In October my mother was diagnosed with lung cancer (stage 4). It traveled to her brain, which she has two tumors. She completed radiation and will begin chemo the end of the week. She retired during the summer which means she has no medical insurance. If you or anyone you know have been in a related situation, please let me know of the various options she has to obtain medical insurance or help with pymt. of medical billing. Unfortunately at this time she declined insurance through the welfare system (she won't say it, but pride is the...

Illnesses

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We've Been Sick Since October!

It started with Croup, then it was a cold, then a "virus", two weeks ago it was rotovirus and now the flu! My son is 17 months old but I swear he's had everything this season. It's winter, I get that but what can I do to keep him healthy and not go crazy stuck at home because we're afraid we'll get sick? I'm pretty cautious about our surroundings when we do go out. I want to let him be 17 months old but I don't keep him in a bubble either... is this just something I have to deal with in the winter, every winter? Can anyone give me some...

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Adult Child Issues

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

Illnesses & Symptoms

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Seeking Advice About Adult Daughter

My adult daughter (30) lives with her boyfriend over 800 miles away. It's not a question of me not accepting her boyfriend because I do. I have visited her a couple of times and we've had good times. However, she communicates very little with me or her dad and even with the rest of the family. She was adopted at 3 mos. but she is our wonderful daughter who grew up in a loving, warm family. I'm wondering if some of her feelings are deep rooted because she feels so detached from all of us. I usually write her once a week or everyother...

Mental Health

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Reproductive

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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...

Stages & Milestones

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When Do You Actually Refer to Age in Years?

So I'm at Target with my daughter today and I run into a friend. Her sister is in town along with her son and the three of them were looking at toys. My friend's nephew was darling. I asked her sister "how old is he?" Her response? "Forty two months." Really? Really???? Geez, he's three and a half. I understand that there may be medical or theraputic reasons to refer to a child's age in months, but for the sake of a simple conversation, was this really necessary? At what age do you refer to your child in years and not...

Teaching Good Hygiene

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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...

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18 Year Old

My son lives at home. He works hard. He has become a complete pig. He...