Precautions: Teen

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Unmotivated 16 Year Old

My 16 year old daughter is very smart, but is very unmotivated to complete her school work, therefor seems to be running a C average in almost everything. I speak to her teachers who say she 'drifts off' in class. She often gets zeros for homework she 'does not feel like doing'. I realize a C average is not the end of the world, but I know she is capable of more and would like her to be able to go to college. I have taken away privliges, offered incentives, etc, and she says she will do better, and may for a very short time, then its back...

Hair Color & Treatments

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Hair Dye During Pregnancy

I am about 7 weeks pregnant and am interested if anyone dyed their hair during pregnancy. I have done a little research and it seems the information is fairly vague. I spoke with my ob and she said the decision was up to me. I am very gray and although I don't want to be vain, I do want to at least look okay, especially when I am feeling pretty rough these days. Any information would be appreciated.

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17 Year Old's Hair

My 17, 18 in October, year old walked in. I had one of the biggest fights...

Pregnancy Medications

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Unmotivated 16 Year Old

My 16 year old daughter is very smart, but is very unmotivated to complete her school work, therefor seems to be running a C average in almost everything. I speak to her teachers who say she 'drifts off' in class. She often gets zeros for homework she 'does not feel like doing'. I realize a C average is not the end of the world, but I know she is capable of more and would like her to be able to go to college. I have taken away privliges, offered incentives, etc, and she says she will do better, and may for a very short time, then its back...

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Advice on 15 Year Old

I have recently found out my 15 y/o has gone behind my back to date a 17 y/o...

Pets & Litterbox

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Baby Vs. Pet

Hello moms. So I'm new here but thought I'd jump right into the pit by asking a question that is driving me mad! My husband desperately wants a puppy. While I'm not necessarily opposed he also is wanting to give our son a little brother or sister. I'm trying to explain to him that we simply cannot do both, a baby and a pet, let alone the fact that one of them I will have to carry for 9 months! Now I've always wanted a puppy as a teen but never had the chance. From what I've seen they are just as much as a responsibility- feeding them...

Sex During Pregnancy

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15 Year Old Having Sex

My cousin has a 15 year old stepsister who has been living with my cousin's mother since the age of 8 or 9. The stepsister's mother had her at the age of 15. The stepsister has been having sex for about a year now, and she asked my cousin to take her to the clinic to get birth control pills. My cousin told her she would, but only if tells her mother. The stepsister doesn't want to tell her mother because she is afraid she will take the pills away. My cousin asked me what she should do. I think she should get her the pills and go with her...

Smoking

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Quiting Smoking While Pregnant

My sister is 8 weeks pregnant and is having the most difficult time quiting smoking. Her OB simply told her they don't prescriptions to pregnant Mom's (basically, you're on your own and yes, she did switch OB's after that appointment). I don't smoke, so I don't understand the addiction part. But I do know she really wants to quit. She was able to stop cold turkey with her first, but that's not working this time. Does any one have any ideas that might help her?