1. PatTheGeneralTornado

    Sex Work & our Gen Z's..

    I have a daughter. She is 23. She has a mother that is in a wheelchair and disabled mind wise as well. She's easily manipulated. My daughter uses that to her advantage. Before that was a thing, my daughter was a practically straight A student all of her school career. In her Jr year she saw a...
  2. runawaybunny

    What makes adult children cut ties with parents

    An analysis of over 1,000 mothers separated from their adult children revealed that almost 80% believed their ex-husband, or their son or daughter in law, had turned their children against them. Most moms believe that their child's addiction or mental health played a part in this. Although...
  3. runawaybunny

    Parenting in the age of legal pot: Household rules, conversations help guide teen use

    When Washington voters legalized marijuana in 2012, many parents found themselves with a new teachable moment. Though illegal for anyone under 21, the drug presented a dilemma similar to alcohol: Retailers sold it, people openly consumed it -- sometimes to excess -- and parents themselves...
  4. runawaybunny

    Getting help with parenting makes a difference -- at any age

    New Oxford University study finds that parenting interventions for helping children with behaviour problems are just as effective in school age, as in younger children. There is a predominant view amongst scientists and policy-makers that, for greatest effect, interventions need to be applied...
  5. runawaybunny

    Parents' explanations of peer interactions affect how children interpret peers' behavior

    Young children are more likely to behave aggressively if they think other children want to hurt them--for example, when they interpret accidental bumps as provocations. Researchers investigated whether parents' explanations of how peers interact would help 4- to 6-year-olds interpret others'...
  6. runawaybunny

    Helicopter parenting may negatively affect children's emotional well-being, behavior

    Children with overcontrolling parents may later struggle to adjust in school and social environments, study says It's natural for parents to do whatever they can to keep their children safe and healthy, but children need space to learn and grow on their own, without Mom or Dad hovering over...
  7. runawaybunny

    Digital devices during family time could exacerbate bad behavior

    Research shows that parents who use their smartphone to escape the stress of their child's bad behavior may be making it worse Parents who spend a lot of time on their phones or watching television during family activities such as meals, playtime, and bedtime could influence their long-term...
  8. Littleboylost

    First Call from Rehab

    we got our first call from E in rehab today. He was courteous and calm. He asked for a few items nothing big. Asked for photos of us!! He sounds like he is planning on staying. Hope with no expectations today is a good day.
  9. The exhausted tiny bear

    Everyday is bad day we no longer have good days

    Not even one hour of being back to school after Christmas break and I get a phone call she’s wearing a shirt that says f you it could be worse atleast this time it’s not revealing a body part Should I just lock up most of her clothes up and give her specific outfits two for home two for school...
  10. The exhausted tiny bear

    torn between two

    Well she needs more than anything to be moved away from the people contributing to her habit such as other children giving her pills or parents who might even be pretending to me to get her out of school my family owns a bit land in different state limited and quant but decent doctors are...
  11. H

    Please help me :(

    Hi everyone I feel so lost at the minute I do not know where to turn. My 13 year old son is a nightmare. He never used to be this way, we were so close and did everything together. Now I’m a dirty c*#t and it’s f you f this, he pushes me around and started to push my partner around too. He’s 6...
  12. runawaybunny

    The Five Most Common Parenting Mistakes

    The Five Most Common Parenting Mistakes - Psychology Today It's time to tell it like it is. There is absolutely nothing easy about being a parent. Certainly, the journey is full of fun and gratifying moments if you are lucky. Easy, however, is never used in the same sentence as the word...
  13. Littleboylost

    Whale Done and the Miracle Worker.

    This is a small and useful book I read some time ago. If you can get around the politically incorrect focus on training poor sea creatures in captivity. The focus on the theory is very helpful. I this is an expansions on Victor Frankls theory’s on man and his search for meaning. In that we must...
  14. Littleboylost

    A warrior is Nothing Without Their Tribe

    this is a post of gratitude. I am sure some days we a feel more like a band of weary misfits than a powerful tribe. I have never met a more open and wiser tribe of people in my life. For those of you through the eye of the needle who remain here and post in honour of supporting and guiding...
  15. Littleboylost

    Codependency and Good parenting where is the devide

    I am trying to find a balance between being a good parent and not being codependent. I have made a list in my journal of terms of codependency and parenting. Needless to say there is a tremendous overlap. Where does parenting and good guidance end and codependency being? I grapple with...
  16. runawaybunny

    Pushy or laid back? Economic factors influence parenting style

    Settling on a parenting style is challenging. Is it better to be strict or more lenient? Have helicopter parents found the right approach to guiding their children's choices? A new study co-authored by Yale economist Fabrizio Zilibotti argues that parenting styles are shaped by economic factors...