Preparing Dad: Teen

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Words of Wisdom--1st Pregnancy

Well, I'm officially joining the ranks with the rest of you--I'm pregnant!!! My husband and I are excited, we've been trying for a few months, and this is our first. But alas, I need to draw some wisdom and encouragement from you. While I'm so excited, I also feel a little ambiguous and nervous. I'm only 5-6 weeks, but I am wondering how the heck I am going to go through this? The changes in my body, the labor, the adjustment to a newborn...it's all so overwhelming at this point, and frankly, I'm terrified. I think part of me didn't...

Father's Attitude

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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...