Pregnancy: 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...

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My 16 Year Old

I have a 16 year old daughter who is very smart, but she doesn't do her work...

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16 Year Old Daughter

My daughter has just turned 16 in September. She is for the most part a...

Adoption

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Adopt My Grandchild

Adopt My Grandchild? My dd and her husband became pregnant unexpectedly. They were not ready to have the baby. They decided to go through open adoption so that they can have contact with the baby. Unfortunately, they never asked us (my husband and myself) if we would like the baby. We did not bring up the subject about us taking the baby. The story started in August when they said they were going to do open adoption for their baby. They started looking for and interviewing families. They finally picked out a great family and...

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Fost to Adopt

Has anyone ever done the fost to adopt program. If you have I would like to...

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Hoping to Adopt

If anyone knows of a possible adoption situation...please help my husband...

Baby Shower

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17 Year Old Who Quit School

I have a 17 year old son and I also have a 15 year old son and a 10 year old daughter. Last month my 17 year decided he no longer wants to go to school--"and I can't make him go". He does not work, but says he is looking for a job. He sleeps till around 11 every day doesn't do anything around the house and makes sure he is gone before I get home from work. Basically he sleeps here, takes a shower and communicates with his friends. He stays out all weekend and rarely tells me where he is. I want to send him to his dad's--he says he...

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Second Baby Shower

Hello Moms, My sister-in-law and I are throwing a baby shower for our...

Bringing Baby Home

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Trouble Disciplining a 17 Year Old

My daughter has always been an exceptionally bright girl. She was in high performance classes at school and would panic if she was getting anything lower than an 'A'. During the winter she was absent from school a lot with migraines (she has always had migraines) and of course I can't prove she has one (no temp etc). Now her grades have gone downhill, she has a boyfriend and all she wants to do is go to his place (he's 18). She works off and on and when she works the 4 to 11 pm shift she can't get up for school the next day. I've asked...

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Birth Control & Teens

I just recently took my 16 year old daughter to my OB/GYN to be put on birth...

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Birth at 36 Weeks

I am 36 weeks pregnant and I feel like I am close to the end. The...

In the Womb

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My 16 Year Old

I have a 16 year old daughter who is very smart, but she doesn't do her work at school. She has always just gotten by. This bothers me, because I try to excel in whatever I do, but she just accepts mediocrity and I don't believe she tries hard. I just got her progress report and she is not passing any classes. I don't think she's into drugs. She could probably be having sex because I can't monitor her every move, but she does have to be in the house by 9 week day and week end. Her father and I just put her on punishment for the bad...

Labor & Delivery

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17 Year Old Who Quit School

I have a 17 year old son and I also have a 15 year old son and a 10 year old daughter. Last month my 17 year decided he no longer wants to go to school--"and I can't make him go". He does not work, but says he is looking for a job. He sleeps till around 11 every day doesn't do anything around the house and makes sure he is gone before I get home from work. Basically he sleeps here, takes a shower and communicates with his friends. He stays out all weekend and rarely tells me where he is. I want to send him to his dad's--he says he...

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17 Year Old Nanny

My daughter babysat 3 children last summer and they asked her to do it again...

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Going into Labor

I am having my first baby. I went to the doctors office about 3 days ago and...

Life & Relationships

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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...

Pregnancy Books & Guides

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My 14 Year Old Daughter Has a 16 Year Old Boyfriend.

I have a very mature and responsible freshman daughter who has been "dating" a 16 1/2 year old junior. She sees him at school and talks to him on the phone. I have let her go to the mall on a weekend afternoon with him and he has been over the house 1 time. I have talked to her about sex and feelings and everything in between. So far she is showing me that I can trust her. Is it wrong to let her hang out with him at the mall, see a movie or just have him come over for a few hours (supervised)? I feel as though I am keeping my eyes...

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Good Pregnancy Books

Hello. My Sister-in-law (hubby's bro's wife) just announced she is pregnant...

Pregnancy Complications

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Is It Possible to Be Pregnant with No Complications the Third Time?

How many of you out there had a really difficult pregnancy and were afraid for the next one? Did you have serious complications with your first but then zero to almost no complications in your proceeding pregnancy/pregnancies? Is it POSSIBLE to have a smooth pregnancy after a pregnancy with serious complications??? Anyone want to offer me any hope or just share your story?? =-)

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Pregnancy at 43

What was your experience like? Did you have complications with the pregnancy...

Pregnancy Tests

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Test Read Positive, but Still Have Irregular Spotting

Hello ladies, I am glad to have a source such as this to turn to. Only my husband knows I am pregnant and of course he is not much help with my pregnancy concerns such as this one. We're unwilling to share the news of this pregnancy until we are totally sure the pregnancy is healthy. I have my first appt w/ my obgyn next Fri because on the 29th of March I had some brown discharge which is usually the first sign that I am about to get my period, but then Wednesday (April 1st) came and no period! Took a pregnancy test w/ shivering hands...