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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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How can we get our daughter to follow the rules?

My 15-year-old daughter seems to repeat stupid activity. She knows the house rules but gets caught violating them over and over again. She will argue with her step-mom constantly. She has had her cellphone taken as punishment. She acquired a friends IPOD and was … Continue reading

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When is the right time to give a child a cell phone?

Just curious for your opinion on the right age to give a child a cell phone? We’re letting our grade five walk home on her own after school a few times a week, and I’m considering it. I’m just concerned … Continue reading

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We suspect our teenage son of regularly smoking weed.

We suspect our 16-year-old son has been using weed on a regular basis. We have confronted him and told him we do not condone smoking weed and do not want it in our house. We have taken his cell phone … Continue reading

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My son recently lost his father and his behaviour is becoming a problem.

My two-and-a-half-year-old son lost his father tragically almost four months ago. He slipped backwards about six months. My biggest concern is his inability to listen to rules or follow directions. I feel that this is a way to get my … Continue reading

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My four-year-old won’t listen at home.

My four-year-old daughter does not listen at home. Outside of the home (at preschool and extracurricular activities) she is an average four-year-old, listening most of the time. However when she is home with mom, dad, or grandparents she has a … Continue reading

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