Tween: First Response

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Being Harassed by CPS Because My 10 Year Old Has a Normal Hygiene Problem

K.V. asks from San Diego

As a parent of a ten year old boy, I've done my research over the last few years as my son has gotten closer to puberty; Both through the web and through family membe...


How to Get a 12 Year Old Boy to Take Care of His Body

J.M. asks from Springfield

My 12 year old son, will not take a bath, wash his hair, brush his teeth unless my husband or I tell him to. How have other parents handled this?


Frustrated with My Tween

S.R. asks from Los Angeles

I have been feeling very frustrated with my eldest son, who is a tween, lately. i know, BIG SHOCK, right? He has been very mopey and emotional about everything and ha...


My 10 Year Old Son's Mean Girl Group

M.C. asks from Detroit

My son came home Thursday upset because in his art class, he has been assigned to sit with a group of four girls who are mean to him. He says they whisper about him ...


Teen Daughter and 'Myspace'

H.T. asks from Los Angeles

Hello ladies! I have a 13 year old GREAT daughter. She is incredibly social and gets straight A's in school. The problem is that she wants a myspace. I have one, a...



M.B. asks from Tuscaloosa

Ok I know your first response is going to be get that girl to a doctor. I am going to be taking her I just wanted to see if anyone else had been here. My 11 year old ...


My 12-Year-old Talks Too Much

C.S. asks from Honolulu

I have two wonderful boys who play sports, do well in school, help with chores around the house and who mostly get along really well with each other. My younger son i...


Help! Terrible 3'S

J.M. asks from Minneapolis

My 3-year-old daughter has turned from a very sweet baby into a very stubborn and disrespectful child. I remember having some challenges with my son at this age (he's...


Minecraft & Other Games...

C.O. asks from Washington DC

Okay Mamas....and Daddy's... My boys want to play Minecraft - I am not sure. Do any of you play Minecraft? Do you think it's "right" for an 11 year old? If no, wh...


Trashy Teenage Books Everyone Is Reading

L.W. asks from Austin

How should I handle material I don't like, yet at the same time preserve our relationship? A couple days ago at the Library, I allowed my 13 year old girl, to check ...