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My parents never regulated what I read. And I'm a huge reader. There are some things my mom knew I was reading and now says she didn't realize what they were (think V.C. Andrews) and she probably would have discouraged me from reading them, but for the most part, she was just happy that I loved it so much.   My oldest struggles with reading and having confidence, so I don't really care what he brings home from the library, as long as there are words and he's...
Personally, I think if you and your husband are happy with where you are at, then it's all good. Don't worry about what others think, kay? Just make a plan together so that you can make it happen.   I will say that I went to LPN school straight out of high school, became an LPN when I was 19, before meeting my ex. I've been a SAHM quite a bit through our marriage, raising our kids. But, my ex had trouble keeping a job in this economy and so many times, I was thankful...
As messed up as it is, it was my mom freaking out *thinking* I was having sex (at 14) that pushed me into actually doing it (at..14). I know it's not right and it's only an excuse, but at that age, I decided that if I was being accused of it, might as well. The problem was that she didn't trust me, she wouldn't believe me, and she looked at me as if I was a little child with no reasoning capabilities. She also kicked me out of the house so I moved in with my...
Bottom line, it wouldn't hurt to bring up these concerns with his pediatrician. If it's something you've been worried about for years, then I think it's something that's important to bring up. Your pediatrician may be able to reassure you or may ask you to see a specialist. I drug my feet on my oldest son for years but finally asked his doctor about the things he was doing. Now, he has the help he needs and is doing a lot better. He's 8 also, does still sometimes have...
When I make a meal, I keep them and their likes in mind. They are welcome to as much or as little of each item they want. I don't stress eating it all or anything like that. I do ask them to try a bite of new things, but only a bite.   I don't offer alternatives and never have. I do let them use toppings if they want. Like some shredded cheese, ketchup, whatever they think sounds good. Personally, I think cheese makes anything better, lol.   My kids are good....
I was told the first thing I needed to do when my ex made his "big announcement" was to concentrate on finances. Make a list of all accounts and all bills that are in your name, like the PP's have suggested.   Gather a support network. This is very important. People you can call anytime when things seem to be crazy. My divorce was not "messy" because my ex just wanted it done and over with and he's in Iraq, but there were still some times when I needed advice and...
When I was still married, it was different for us because we only had my stepson during summer vacation. So, he would come with a suitcase full of clothes and toys and stuff he was currently into. We did things like toothbrushes and stuff, not a problem. And at the end of the summer, we usually went and bought him some new clothes and shoes and stuff for school. Sometimes, he would come and his shoes would be falling apart so I'd just go and get him some new ones. But...
And remember, with the insurance thing, taking her to the emergency room, they'll ask who is financially responsible for the cost of the visit. That would be the ex. Since he won't give you a duplicate card, then he'll have to deal with that later on down the road. And maybe he'll finally cough one up.
My kids and I get into some pretty serious tickle fests sometimes and no one's ever walked away bruised before... and the fiance's brother who can't keep his hands to himself?   And getting spanked for inapropriate touching? I dunno, it's a red flag to me. Would you view that as "bad" behavior or would you be more concerned and try and figure out why that's going on? And her just casually saying she thinks maybe your dd has seen some inappropriate things happening...
I think it's good that you're moving out of the house and that you've contacted a lawyer. I would have suggested you change the locks on your house if he feels the need to just barge in on you, but that is solved with you moving. Honestly, it sounds like a very scary situation to me and if the behaviors continue to escalate, I would encourage you to contact law enforcement and possibly to seek a restraining order against him. He is the father of your children, but he has...
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