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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-08-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By StarChild
I can indentify. My daughter is almost 16 and...

I can indentify. My daughter is almost 16 and her dad doesn't like to drive her anywhere. So if she has plans with friends, she is always trying to switch things around so she is at my house when...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-08-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By StarChild
Thanks for hearing me. My bf and his ex are...

Thanks for hearing me. My bf and his ex are about to go for a custody hearing in a few weeks. So she is being kind of quiet right now. BF's daughter and I are becoming closer and she really seems to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-25-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By StarChild
Sounds very frustrating and I am sorry you have...

Sounds very frustrating and I am sorry you have to go through that.
I can understand that you feel indebted to your bf's mom, but there has to be some boundaries laid out or it will only continue...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-25-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By StarChild
Thanks for your response. My BF actually told...

Thanks for your response. My BF actually told his ex that I would just be an important person in the daughter's life, not the child. You make a good point. I try not to ever say anything about that...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-24-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By StarChild
My boyfriend and I have been together for a year...

My boyfriend and I have been together for a year now. I have a 15 yr old dd and he has a 9 yr old dd. We all get along fine together and have a good time. The 9 yr old's mother (who cheated and left...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-13-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By StarChild
Are there any other changes going on in your...

Are there any other changes going on in your life right now that would make him be more clingy? Sometimes the things that seem really small to us can seem really big to them.
My daughter is older...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-13-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By StarChild
Hi Everyone, I am a single mom of a 15 yr old...

Hi Everyone,
I am a single mom of a 15 yr old girl. We lived with my boyfriend for a few years after my divorce, but now we live alone.
I am dating someone, but we only see each other one night a...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-06-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
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Views: 985
Posted By StarChild
My bf has 2 kids, 8 & 10 and I have a 14 yr old....

My bf has 2 kids, 8 & 10 and I have a 14 yr old. We have been together for a few yrs and lived together for most of it. His kids were only there on wkends, but now are moving in full time. They...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-04-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,134
Posted By StarChild
This post was helpful to me too! I do sometimes...

This post was helpful to me too! I do sometimes mock my 13 yr old dd like that and never even thought of it as mocking. hmmm.
I will try to ask if there is anything wrong now before I just assume...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-08-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By StarChild
Dp has tried to get them to go to family...

Dp has tried to get them to go to family counseling as well as some counseling for the kids, but they are not open to it unfortunately.

When he approached the subject of her referring to their...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-08-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By StarChild
My dp has been divorced for about 5 years. He...

My dp has been divorced for about 5 years. He has 2 kids with previous wife and they are now 7 and 9. When I first met him, his kids called him by his first name and not "dad". I asked about it and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-08-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,924
Posted By StarChild
I am divorced with one dd, now 13. Just like...

I am divorced with one dd, now 13. Just like earthy mama I was also married to someone I suspected was bi-polar and he self medicated with alcohol.
The tension was so thick in our house it was...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-20-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,657
Posted By StarChild
We have a tv, but it only plays dvds and a Wii....

We have a tv, but it only plays dvds and a Wii. The Wii time is limited to weekend mornings and movies are also for the weekends. The movie thing is a little freer in the summer, but honestly...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-05-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By StarChild
I am divorced from my dd father's, but have been...

I am divorced from my dd father's, but have been in a relationship with a father of 2 boys for the last few years. We live together, but it has never really been good. He is very sweet to me and my...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-28-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,816
Posted By StarChild
What are the consequences she has to face for...

What are the consequences she has to face for lying and not doing her work? Does she lose privileges? That is what I have found to work with most kids I know. When it is something they really like...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-28-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By StarChild
It's better now. The instructor did end up doing...

It's better now. The instructor did end up doing both of those suggestions and last week someone did ask her to dance even though he was about a foot shorter than her...hehe. I think she was just...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-17-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By StarChild
My dd will be 13 in a couple of months. She goes...

My dd will be 13 in a couple of months. She goes to a very small school and they have recently started after school dance lessons once a week for boys and girls. The last time they let the girls...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-24-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,496
Posted By StarChild
I would never show a pg-13 movie to a 10 year...

I would never show a pg-13 movie to a 10 year old and I always ask parents if a movie is okay before we watch anything when friends sleepover. It's just a good idea because everyone has diff ideas...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-24-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By StarChild
When I was a kid, I had a similar situation. I...

When I was a kid, I had a similar situation. I didn't invite the girl who was always mean and I didn't get along with. I had asked others not to mention it when she was around and they agreed. One...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-08-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By StarChild
Well the friend's mother called after school...

Well the friend's mother called after school today to tell me that when talking about the party to her daughter, the daughter was talking about dd coming to it. She asked her about inviting dd and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-07-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By StarChild
My 12yr old dd goes to a very small private...

My 12yr old dd goes to a very small private school. She has been best friends on and off over the years with another girl from the class. The other girl left at the end of last year and started...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-21-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By StarChild
BF is definately a disneyland dad too. For a...

BF is definately a disneyland dad too. For a while all he had so many things planned all the time and his ex never does anything with them. So in contrast he looked like super fun dad. Talking about...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-20-2009, 02:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By StarChild
I know what you mean Grace, the no rules because...

I know what you mean Grace, the no rules because I don't see you enough does not make sense to me either. Kids need boundaries at all times to make them feel secure, especially when it is somewhere...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-19-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By StarChild
Yeah, that is kind of what I thought, but don't...

Yeah, that is kind of what I thought, but don't want to admit to myself I guess.
I have talked to him about it, but he has to do the work himself and so far he hasn't. His parents were in town for...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-19-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By StarChild
Oh, he does really want them that much, he...

Oh, he does really want them that much, he actually says that he wants them more! We made a list of house rules, but they are not enforced by him. Maybe for about a week or two, but then it's kinda...
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