• What do you do when your 13 year old son cusses you and and says that he is going to do anything and everything he wants do you spank him?

    Best answer: Spank his *** with a belt. Nuff said.
    Best answer: Spank his *** with a belt. Nuff said.
    11 answers · 1 day ago
  • How do I help my son pursue a more practical career goal?

    My son is 20 years old. He's smart as a whip but he has always had his head in the clouds. He graduated from high school with a 3.4 GPA. He was already on his own at that point. He moved out a few months prior to graduation when I wouldn't let him go on Spring Break. He informed me that he was 18 years... show more
    My son is 20 years old. He's smart as a whip but he has always had his head in the clouds. He graduated from high school with a 3.4 GPA. He was already on his own at that point. He moved out a few months prior to graduation when I wouldn't let him go on Spring Break. He informed me that he was 18 years old, like that made a difference. I took the my way or the highway approach, and a month later he was out of the house. I thought that fending for himself would ground him. He went through a lot of his savings and he wasn't able to go on the Spring Break Trip. He told me I won like I was playing some kind of game where I got points for making him miserable. Since then he has worked two or sometimes three jobs. He enlisted in the Army Reserves to finance college and I thought finally he is getting his act together. Then he announced that he's majoring in Creative Writing. I've read a lot of his writing and he's good at it. But to be a writer you have to be more than just good, you have to be a little lucky. Like being a movie star. We had a discussion and he accused me of never believing in him. I told him that I believed in him and I believed that he could do great things, but suggested maybe majoring in English with a teaching certificate so that he could have something to fall back on. Then writing would be a sideline for him. What, if anything, can I do to get him grounded in the real world instead of living in the fantasy world in his head?
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is it better for children to grow up poor or middle class?

    I grew up in poverty and I would say that it's better for children to grow up poor because it makes them appreciate things a lot, especially things like food and clothing. Growing up, me and my siblings would skip meals if food stamps ran out for the month and we always wore cheap clothing and hand me downs. It... show more
    I grew up in poverty and I would say that it's better for children to grow up poor because it makes them appreciate things a lot, especially things like food and clothing. Growing up, me and my siblings would skip meals if food stamps ran out for the month and we always wore cheap clothing and hand me downs. It taught me to be tough and not take things for granted.
    13 answers · 3 days ago
  • My daughter has become a vegan. How do I get her to come to her senses and return to meat?

    She's 13 and wants to follow this vegan trend nonsense. She has gotten into the wrong crowd online and has watched too much peta propaganda videos. I will not allow her to give up meat. As a doctor, I know the negative health risks that will happen to a young child who refuses to eat meat. I have tried all that... show more
    She's 13 and wants to follow this vegan trend nonsense. She has gotten into the wrong crowd online and has watched too much peta propaganda videos. I will not allow her to give up meat. As a doctor, I know the negative health risks that will happen to a young child who refuses to eat meat. I have tried all that I can, but she remains stubborn and rebellious. My husband and I even tried force-feeding her but she would go into the bathroom and willfully vomit immediately afterwards. Before that we would try to sneak meat in her food but she would eventually detect it. Should I commit her to a psychiatric ward to treat her?
    32 answers · 6 days ago
  • How do I teach appreciation to a 15 yr old? He has become unbearable to be around.?

    My 15 year old is disrespectful to myself, his dad, his stepdad, and at times strangers. He acts as if what he has is a privilege and is expected. When I ask for help around the house he asks to move out, says that he didn't dirty anything, or asks what his sister has done. He raises his voice to me, argues w... show more
    My 15 year old is disrespectful to myself, his dad, his stepdad, and at times strangers. He acts as if what he has is a privilege and is expected. When I ask for help around the house he asks to move out, says that he didn't dirty anything, or asks what his sister has done. He raises his voice to me, argues w me, tries to tell me what he's doing instead of asking all the time. We cant talk anymore without a fight. He doesnt seem to care that his stepdad and I work 40-50hrs a wk each to provide the cable, internet, cell phone, trips to random activities, etc. His response is that he didn't ask for any of it. If i take that stuff away then we all go without. I know some of this is regular teen stuff but I'm so tired of it. Some days I dont even want to come home after work. He's been in counseling before for yrs.
    21 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is this irresponsible parenting or justified?

    Best answer: Its not your kid, so you don't really have a say in how they are raised.
    I agree that they needed to be talked to, and that the physical violence should not be encouraged. Your sister is right that bullies won't respond to kindness, but her kid is the bully, so she needs to take care of it.
    Best answer: Its not your kid, so you don't really have a say in how they are raised.
    I agree that they needed to be talked to, and that the physical violence should not be encouraged. Your sister is right that bullies won't respond to kindness, but her kid is the bully, so she needs to take care of it.
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is a 17 year old girl a child?

    24 answers · 5 days ago
  • Why does this 24 year old still think they are young?

    Best answer: 29 is almost 30. 24 is almost 25. 25 is almost 26 and so on. I an 24 and i am still young, first child on the way, 1st wedding anniversary coming up, my life is just falling into place right now.
    Best answer: 29 is almost 30. 24 is almost 25. 25 is almost 26 and so on. I an 24 and i am still young, first child on the way, 1st wedding anniversary coming up, my life is just falling into place right now.
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • If your child lies to you, but then comes clean, should you punish them for lying, or praise them for telling the truth?

    listen. i literally threw away a cheese pizza and then said i didn't but then told the truth and now im grounded
    listen. i literally threw away a cheese pizza and then said i didn't but then told the truth and now im grounded
    5 answers · 7 hours ago
  • How do I respond to a friend who keeps saying that their baby is the "cutest" and "most beautiful"?

    I am 23 and my baby boy is 16 months old and my friend is 31 and her baby girl is 13 months old; we met through a mother & baby group last year. She is a great friend, a really sweet lady; always makes an effort and picks my boy and I up with me not driving etc. The only thing is she just randomly comes out... show more
    I am 23 and my baby boy is 16 months old and my friend is 31 and her baby girl is 13 months old; we met through a mother & baby group last year. She is a great friend, a really sweet lady; always makes an effort and picks my boy and I up with me not driving etc. The only thing is she just randomly comes out with comparisons between her daughter and my son without anything being said in the first place: "You are cute but not as cute as [insert daughter's name] though". "You are snogable, but not as snogable as [insert daughter's name]". Then yesterday she randomly appraised my son at soft play, saying "He's cute, but to me [insert daughter's name] is the most beautiful in the world!" Duh, every parent is biased but you should not tout it out loud infront of other parents! My friend has mental health issues (Religious OCD) and her father has Asperger's and I wonder if she has traits of it, as with that you can say rude things without realising you are being rude. But then again, I am only 23 and apparently have it very mildly but still know that those things are to be left unsaid. It's dragging innocent children into it and I am polite enough not to retaliate. I say nothing in fact. No other parent I have met says these things and it is laughable as she is 31! My friend doesn't say it maliciously - she doesn't even realise what she is saying is offensive. Should I say anything? Thanks in advance.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • How to overcome single child guilt?

    -You and your partner have a single child,a daughter in her 20's. -You parented your daughter with the assumption that you'd have more kids eventually. -She became very good at sharing her toys,taking turns when playing with other kids and playing independently. -She was never a spoiled child,as you made... show more
    -You and your partner have a single child,a daughter in her 20's. -You parented your daughter with the assumption that you'd have more kids eventually. -She became very good at sharing her toys,taking turns when playing with other kids and playing independently. -She was never a spoiled child,as you made sure to discipline her and set appropriate boundaries for her. -Both of you had been trying for another baby for 5 years after she was born.When she was 6 years old,the fertility specialist broke the news to you that you may never get pregnant again. -Initially,you found it overwhelmingly hard to accept having a single-child family as every other family around you had more kids.You had to get counselling when you became depressed over being unable to have more kids. -However,over time,you came to enjoy your single-child family. -Your daughter grew into a happy,polite,respectful young woman who shows concern for the needs of others.She also has a very close relationship with her relatives. -Your daughter did a course in social services and is hoping to get her second job in the social services sector. -Yet,you still feel a twinge of guilt over not providing the siblings you had envisioned for her.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is it right for me to discipline my Siblings?

    I've just turned 18 and so am legally an adult, both my parents are incredibly soft on my siblings and allow them to get away with whatever they want, regardless of how bad it is. Recently I've seen myself beginning to take control of disciplining the 2 in a more strict manner, of course, they both hate it... show more
    I've just turned 18 and so am legally an adult, both my parents are incredibly soft on my siblings and allow them to get away with whatever they want, regardless of how bad it is. Recently I've seen myself beginning to take control of disciplining the 2 in a more strict manner, of course, they both hate it because they're not used to being put in their place but sometimes I feel as though it's not my job to control these kids and that it should be left to my parents.
    10 answers · 5 days ago
  • Parents: What would you do if your 15 year old son had an obsession with what time younger children go to bed?

    Best answer: Get lost, Miranda Man. Everybody recognizes your lame-åsș trolling, bcuz you're an obsessive, autistic twăt who never changes.
    Best answer: Get lost, Miranda Man. Everybody recognizes your lame-åsș trolling, bcuz you're an obsessive, autistic twăt who never changes.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why do most people today have only two kids the most?

    Best answer: More than two kids? In this economy?
    Best answer: More than two kids? In this economy?
    12 answers · 6 days ago