• How do we cure autism?

    My son has Asperger's and he has turned 20 years old today. I don't want him to continue to struggle, I want him to be normal and actually have a chance at life. Every time I see television shows like Big Bang Theory featuring Sheldon and his band of weirdos, I can't help, but think of how much of a... show more
    My son has Asperger's and he has turned 20 years old today. I don't want him to continue to struggle, I want him to be normal and actually have a chance at life. Every time I see television shows like Big Bang Theory featuring Sheldon and his band of weirdos, I can't help, but think of how much of a failure my son shall always be portrayed as. Especially, the character Sam from the movie Atypical. If he ends up like him, I will feel ashamed for my genetics. I don't want him to end up like a creep. Every socially-awkward weirdo I have heard of has Aspergers.: Michael Jackson, Elliot Rodger, Albert Einstein, Vladimir Putin, and Robin Williams. There is nothing beneficial to having Aspergers. People have insisted I should just accept him for who he is and stop trying to change them and subconsciously, I feel they are right. Perhaps, I should just accept the fact that he is genetically destined to be a life-long failure and a disappointment. Farewell, I am such a good father, and I fail to see why others don't recognize me that way.
    34 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Grounded for a year, was this appropriate?

    Last September I stole my moms credit card and spent $5,000 on Minecraft and reddit gold. I made a huge mistake. She was furious, and she screamed at me for 5 hours straight and said your grounded for a year! No electronics No TV No books No drawing No junk food No bathroom No lunch Early bedtime 7PM No... show more
    Last September I stole my moms credit card and spent $5,000 on Minecraft and reddit gold. I made a huge mistake. She was furious, and she screamed at me for 5 hours straight and said your grounded for a year! No electronics No TV No books No drawing No junk food No bathroom No lunch Early bedtime 7PM No talking Only 1 breath every 30 secs Pour hot sauce in my eyes every day Summer school Mandatory furry & anime porn watching every day My 2 dogs killed Burning my personal items Locked in my room with gym mats on the walls Every day it was school, homework, sit and stare at the wall until bedtime. No Christmas or Birthday. Summer was so hard and boring. Every day I could hear people outside playing, but I was grounded, so I had to stay in my room. I cried a lot and it was still daytime when I went to bed. When school came, I was so happy. I think a year of such strict punishment is too much. What do you think?
    72 answers · 1 week ago
  • Boyfriend lied about being married and then lied about having a child?

    i have been dating my bf for about 4 months. When we first met, we had instant mutual attraction and we agreed to be honest so we can build a healthy relationship. I was honest with him from day 1 i told him that i was previously married and that i have a kid. He stated to me that he was divorced and that he had NO... show more
    i have been dating my bf for about 4 months. When we first met, we had instant mutual attraction and we agreed to be honest so we can build a healthy relationship. I was honest with him from day 1 i told him that i was previously married and that i have a kid. He stated to me that he was divorced and that he had NO kids. After snooping on his FB page, I find out that he is STILL married. When I confronted him he confessed that he is still married but he wants to divorce. I was extremely mad that he would lie to me. he kept begging me for forgiveness until I decided to give him a chance knowing that he has a dysfunctional marriage. Shortly after, he started the divorce filing process and it’s currently in que. 2 weeks ago, I snooped again on his msgs between him and his soon to be ex-wife, only to find out that he has a 7-months old baby that he never told me about! Now he is begging and asking for forgiveness AGAIN and trying to tell me that he will never ever lie or hide things from me again. His excuse is that he was afraid of my reaction and losing me if he had told me the truth At this point, I have NO TRUST in this man. I don’t even have respect for him and i dont look at him the same He insisted that he is willing to do ANYTHING to make it right again. Im afraid of breaking up with him cuz I truly love him, but at the same time im afraid of staying with him cuz I feel like im wasting my time. HELP
    28 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Was it wrong to offer to babysit my sister so my dad could go out when it was his weekend to have us?

    Best answer: You did absolutely nothing wrong. It was a kind offer, and you're plenty old enough to be trusted to babysit.

    Your mum was just being completely unreasonable and vindictive. She really does need to grow up. You sound far more mature than she does.
    Best answer: You did absolutely nothing wrong. It was a kind offer, and you're plenty old enough to be trusted to babysit.

    Your mum was just being completely unreasonable and vindictive. She really does need to grow up. You sound far more mature than she does.
    15 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • My dad makes me say YES SIR/NO SIR, how do I make him stop?

    Best answer: Suck it up, buttercup, and deal with it. Having to address your dad as "sir" teaches you RESPECT and MANNERS, which far too few kids your age HAVE these days. It also instills DISCIPLINE, which you sound like you could use more of. There's nothing wrong with what your dad is doing. If more kids had... show more
    Best answer: Suck it up, buttercup, and deal with it. Having to address your dad as "sir" teaches you RESPECT and MANNERS, which far too few kids your age HAVE these days. It also instills DISCIPLINE, which you sound like you could use more of.

    There's nothing wrong with what your dad is doing. If more kids had a dad like him, the world would be a much better place than it currently is. You're actually very LUCKY to have someone like him in your life. And you shouldn't be arguing or talking back to your dad anyway. That kind of behavior is a good way to earn yourself a well deserved swat on the butt, or possibly a lot of them.

    Do yourself a favor and quit whining about this, because it's not going to change. In a couple more years, when you get to be college age and are on your own, then you can talk back if you want. But for now, you just need to deal with it.
    19 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is it wrong to be upset that my ex wants to change the custody arrangement for our children because his girlfriend is pregnant?

    Best answer: Don't you remember what it was like to have a new baby in the house? He's got his hands full. In an effort to keep some harmony in your arrangement, give the guy a break.
    Best answer: Don't you remember what it was like to have a new baby in the house? He's got his hands full. In an effort to keep some harmony in your arrangement, give the guy a break.
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I have one daughter and three sons. Is she more likely to be more possessive than the boys?

    My daughter has no one to share bed, clothes or makeup with. Extended family and family friends spoil her a LOT. We haven’t had a single female child for multiple generations. All her cousins are male... I’m worried that she will become a little too spoiled. That won’t be good for adulthood (and being a good person... show more
    My daughter has no one to share bed, clothes or makeup with. Extended family and family friends spoil her a LOT. We haven’t had a single female child for multiple generations. All her cousins are male... I’m worried that she will become a little too spoiled. That won’t be good for adulthood (and being a good person in general).
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why are kids who are raised in single parent families more likely to get away with risky behaviour?

    In schools where almost EVERY kid has a single parent, it’s way too common to see 11 year old children doing drugs and violently fighting in the hallway. The suspension rates are much higher compared to schools with mostly two-parent homes. Researchers have stated that people who grow up with single parents are... show more
    In schools where almost EVERY kid has a single parent, it’s way too common to see 11 year old children doing drugs and violently fighting in the hallway. The suspension rates are much higher compared to schools with mostly two-parent homes. Researchers have stated that people who grow up with single parents are more likely to be emotionally crippled, less disciplined, and is more likely to struggle in adulthood (when it comes to schooling and relationships).
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is it okay to let my 13 year old daughter sleep with me?

    Best answer: I think it's ok, you're her mother, she's looking for protection and knowing that you're near her probably consoles her. Accept your child still wants to be near you, even if it's ;just sleeping next to you.
    Best answer: I think it's ok, you're her mother, she's looking for protection and knowing that you're near her probably consoles her. Accept your child still wants to be near you, even if it's ;just sleeping next to you.
    22 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • My sister is pregnant, do most pregnancies end in miscarriages.?

    I dont want to be excited due to that. She called this weekend to say she and her husband are expecting. She does have a step-son she is raising who is 11 as his mother died at his birth. She married 5 years ago.
    I dont want to be excited due to that. She called this weekend to say she and her husband are expecting. She does have a step-son she is raising who is 11 as his mother died at his birth. She married 5 years ago.
    11 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • If my parents would get black out drunk everyday when I was a kid would that explain some of my developmental delays?

    Best answer: Possibly. Pray about it.
    Best answer: Possibly. Pray about it.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why is it important for a child to have a father while growing up?

    While I can see why a mother is needed, I don't see why a father is needed in someone's life. Mothers are the ones that carried the baby in their body for about 9 months and they breastfeed them, so a child is way more likely to have a way stronger bond with his or her mother than his or her father.... show more
    While I can see why a mother is needed, I don't see why a father is needed in someone's life. Mothers are the ones that carried the baby in their body for about 9 months and they breastfeed them, so a child is way more likely to have a way stronger bond with his or her mother than his or her father. Fathers are NOT needed in 99 percent of all species (including mammals), while nearly all mothers are. The role mothers play in child development is critical across all sexually reproducing life. A child can functionally survive without a father, but is catastrophically impacted by the absence of a mother. One painfully clear example of this is the harrowing experiences of children brought up in Bulgarian orphanages who do not develop strong maternal bonds with their caretakers (I'd recommend looking it up and watching the BBC Channel 4 documentary on this topic). The statistics on motherless children are truly horrifying. I think the impact of an absent father is harder to assess and compare to that of an absent mother because the potential value of a father is much more fluid. For instance, we can say with a great deal of certainty that a bad mother is better than no mother at all, but we cannot say that a bad father is better than no father at all.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • My son is 5 years old and decided that he wanted earrings. I allowed him because i see nothing wrong with it.?

    Best answer: Why does it matter what people think? You're the parent. You made the choice. Its your job to support your son and defend him to these people. There's nothing wrong with him having earrings other than those people can't wrap their heads around it. Not your problem or your son's. Its theirs.
    Best answer: Why does it matter what people think? You're the parent. You made the choice. Its your job to support your son and defend him to these people. There's nothing wrong with him having earrings other than those people can't wrap their heads around it. Not your problem or your son's. Its theirs.
    13 answers · 2 weeks ago