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Seeking Advice for Out of Control 16 Year Old

I am seeking advice for a 16 year old who is out of control. A little bit about our sitation - I am 31 single female (no kids)with a 16 year old sister. Our mother died over 14 years ago, so she was raised primarily by our father. Out of pity for my youngest sister, he let her grow up doing whatever she wanted - no disipline whatsoever. In total, my father father has 4 kids - we are all from the same 2 parents. During these past years, ny father did not want us coming around or trying to disipline the youngest. Now at 16, she is beyond...


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Allergy or Not?

Recently my hands and feet started to itch something fierce. I thought maybe it was an allergy to something, but it seems to be mostly at night (occasionally in the daytime). I have seen my regular dr., but they haven't been much help, only referring me to a dermatologist. I have done some research on the internet and there are some things that I've read regarding similar symptoms--from high blood pressure, to diabetes, to carpel tunnel syndrome. Just wondering if anyone out there has suffered anything similar or knows someone that has....


Allergy or What?

When getting my 2 year old ready for dinner i took her shirt off and found...


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17 Year Old with ADD? Need to Find a Doctor...

My almost 17 year old son is extremely smart, has been in Gifted/Talented and PreAP classes the entire time he has been in school, but the past two years have been such a struggle with him to 1. go to school, period. and 2. complete class work while in class (don't even ask about completing homework!!) even though he is just taking "normal" classes. If I don't come up with the money for him to go to summer school, he will be repeating his junior year next year. He has told me he just doesn't understand the work (which I find VERY hard to...


Could It Be Autism?

i know a 2 year old who still does not talk, is overy irritable, clingy to...


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My Son Has a Fever with No Other Symptoms.

Hello all - My 5 year old son is running a low fever with no other real symptoms. Yesterday I picked him up from preschool and noticed nothing unusual. He came home, had a snack, went outside for a little while....then started getting tired pretty early and ended up falling asleep at around 6:30 pm. He woke up about four times over the course of the night, screaming/crying that he was afraid of the shadows on the ceiling. He was hot and sweaty each time that I went to him, but I assumed he had just worked himself into a frenzy over the...



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The Flu Shot

I have never had the flu shot, my daughter is 2. I am debating whether or not to get it myself and for her, She is at home, not in day care, but goes to a play group and gymnastics once a week. Who doesnt get the flu shot themselves and choses not to give to their children and why?


Flu Shot or Not?

My son is 6 months old and I am gaving a hard time deciding whether i should...


Flu or Not?

Just wanted to pass this along. All week this week my son has been sick,...


The Flu Is Here

Hi Ladies, My son was diagnosed with the flu yesterday and already...