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How can I stop my son from stealing money from us?

My 14-year-old son is constantly stealing his sister’s money. When we find out, we always talk to him about it. Sometimes it ends up with an apology and his giving the money back but other times he spends the money … Continue reading

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I feel like my daughter is making all the wrong decisions and I don’t know how to help her.

My husband and I are in need of help in regards to our daughter. She is 18 and has moved out with her partner. We allowed her partner to move in with us at first, she stayed for over a … 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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My son is headed down the wrong road fast. How can I get him back on track?

My son just turned twelve, he has pretty much stopped going to school, is lying, not following rules, bullies his little sister, has become violent and destroys doors, walls or whatever is in his path. He has been involved with … Continue reading

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My niece is having a lot of difficulties and I think there is a mental health issue. How can I help her?

My niece is visiting. She just turned 16 in January. She failed grade 9. Attended a special program to help her adjust/catch-up to grade 10 but became involved in an abusive relationship (that has thankfully ended). I’m not sure if … Continue reading

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My nine-year-old daughter has a lot of trouble falling asleep.

Our daughter, who will be ten this fall, has always had difficulty falling asleep (other than in infancy). This is despite regular routine, calming activities, lack of distractions, etc. We have tried various relaxation strategies without success. She is now … Continue reading

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My daughter is lying so much I no longer trust her.

Our eight-year-old daughter has been developing a terrible trend of sneaking, lying and taking things from classmates (and then lying about where they came from). It is terrible, but now I hardly believe a word she says. She is well … Continue reading

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How can I get back into my grandson’s life?

It’s been four months since I had words with my daughter-in-law that resulted in a cut-off/request for space and time. There had been a build up over the past three years that led to this. I have apologized to my … Continue reading

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How can I help my friend, and her kids, deal with divorce?

My best friend is going through a divorce, she has three kids: a son who is 13 and autistic, a daughter who is 10, and a five-year-old, all are on Ritalin. The divorce is messy and right now they have joint … 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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