Category Archives: Teenager

How can we set common ground rules for my stepdaughter when she is with us only 50% of the time?

My 13-year-old stepdaughter lives at our home 50% of the time. We have had many issues with unusual behaviours that seem to be getting better, and that we think are the result of different rules and expectations at each home. … Continue reading

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My daughter just confided she has been cutting, how can I help her?

My daughter, who is 14, just confided in me that she has been cutting for the past two years, since her now deceased grandmother became very ill. We talked at great length about this, and I suggested different ways to … Continue reading

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Could a B12 deficiency be causing my daughter’s symptoms?

My 15-year-old daughter keeps crying all the time and has begun hitting her boyfriend. She never comes home when she should and is sometimes verbally abusive to myself and her siblings. She is vegetarian, could these symptoms be caused by … Continue reading

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My teenage daughter has become non-communicative.

My 14-year-old daughter has become non-communicative with us. When we speak to her, she answers curtly, if at all. She often answers rudely with a distinct lack of respect. Even when she needs something, she will avoid speaking to us as … Continue reading

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My teenage daughter is drinking excessively and becoming reckless.

My teenage daughter is becoming reckless, drinking on an almost daily basis and not working or going to school. She is 18 so I don’t even know where to go for help. At her age, your daughter is an adult … Continue reading

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My fourteen-year-old son is incredibly lazy. What can I do?

My fourteen-year-old son is incredibly lazy. He won’t do anything to help around the house. He just doesn’t seem to care. What can I do? He may be lazy, but more likely you haven’t made it clear, over time, what … Continue reading

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