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Verbal abuse at home is affecting my granddaughter’s self esteem.

I have a 16-year-old granddaughter, her father is not happy in the marital relationship, and therefore without meaning to, is verbally abusing the daughter.  It is obvious that the father is hurting terribly inside.  The verbal abuse is harming my … Continue reading

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Should we force our kids to spend time with the grandparents?

My 13-year-old son is more interested in hanging out with his friends and doing other ‘teenager things’ than spending days of one-on-one time with his grandmother. He told us it is just not something he is keen on anymore and we … Continue reading

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My 11-year-old daughter is lying and stealing and I feel powerless.

My daughter is 11, and I have been having a very difficult time with her for the past few months. My husband works a lot and I feel like I am doing this on my own. She is an only … Continue reading

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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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My mostly happy teenager has many periods of sadness where she hates her life. How do I help her?

My 13-year-old daughter is struggling with some issues. Although she seems happy most of the time, she sometimes says she hates her life. She is very active, laughs and jokes easily and seems to enjoy lots of what life has … 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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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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Is there an alternative to sleeping pills for my daughter’s insomnia?

My 16-year-old daughter has severe insomnia. She doesn’t sleep at all for days in a row and this adds up on to her already huge anxiety. How can I help her, besides getting her a prescription for sleeping pills? Insomnia is common … 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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