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  1. Breastfeeding
    Hello, :smile: I am currently conducting research at the University of Huddersfield looking into teen mothers experiences of breastfeeding whilst living with family. To do this I am starting an anonymous group chat where teen mothers like yourself can discuss your experiences. Please read the...
  2. Special Needs Parenting
    Hello. I haven't lurked here in a while - my ds had a diagnosis of adhd and dyslexia since he was small, and I thought I had things figured out. Got him an appropriate school setting, various therapies, etc. But now that he's hit the teen years and has a new diagnosis of autism (more precisely...
  3. Parenting
    My 14 yr old son was caught planning and encouraging a handful of his friends to bring alcohol to his sleepover party that we agreed to allow him to host. Additionally, we had just found a vape device in his room. He admitted that he and a couple of friends had snuck some alcohol at a sleepover...
  4. Family Life
    Avoid the dreaded Netflix Scroll of Indecision with eight fun and fabulous shows teens and parents will love watching together. Sitting down and watching a television show together as a family seems almost quaint at a time when we all constantly carry tiny individual screens in our pockets with...
  5. Toddler & Child
    If you think that your child would never sext, think again. A new report in JAMA Pediatrics finds that sexting is much more common than previously thought. It seems as though the world is moving at a much faster pace these days, thanks in part to the rise of technology. Protecting our children...
  6. Green Goods
    Anorexia is a serious eating disorder that can affect men and women of all ages. It often starts in the teenage years, but may start earlier or later. It is crucial that parents know the signs. Statistics tell us that up to 1% of women in the United States suffer from anorexia. A majority of...
  7. Judy Arnall
    There have been a lot of opinions published online lately regarding public shaming of children on the internet and social media, in order to teach kids a lesson and acquire good behaviour. Public shaming is emotionally damaging to children, erodes their self-esteem and shuts down communication...
  8. Preteens and Teens
    DD will be 17 in a month and hasn't done any school work her entire year because her aide isn't removed. She is in the 11th grade, is in general education since 9th grade, and has an aide with her all day. She harassed me all summer to remove the aide. She asked me to write a letter to the...
  9. Trying To Conceive
    I'm 18 and I lost my virginity just a few hours ago. It was unprotected the second time and he did not pull out. About an hour and a half after, I felt nauseous, I had a headache, and I had mild stomach cramps (didn't last long). Right now I am really hungry. Is there any possible way that this...
  10. Preteens and Teens
    Hey guys, I'm a teen and it may seem strange that I'm on a parenting forum, but I have a good reason. I'm currently working on a course about parenting... but with actual kids! I mean what do 40-year-olds know about parenting modern-day kids? If you guys have questions you'd like a teen to...
  11. Judy Arnall
    Do you want your teen to: -Share their thoughts, feelings, problems and worries with you in a real, meaningful conversation without attitude and sarcasm? -Do chores and pitch in on family projects without being asked? -Enjoy family activities and want to spend time with you? -Be responsible and...
  12. Preteens and Teens
    I notice as my son Matures and now has a steady GF we seem to be always having akward moments... He has a very sweet GF and i assume is sexual active... Which i think is turning his brain to mush... I Walked in on him few days ago during one of his "SELF GROOMING" sessions i didn't even realize...
  13. Preteens and Teens
    My 14-year old is struggling with anxiety issues lately. She was in therapy a few years back, around the age of 10-11, for OCD behaviors. After about a year of therapy and medications, it seemed to resolve itself. I always knew it could rear its' ugly head again, and it has. The first time...
  14. Family Life
    By Jessica Williams for kidsinthehouse.com Parenting adolescents can be extremely emotionally challenging. Trying to keep your cool during a teenage outburst of blame and hysteria can untether even the most grounded parent. In a recent KidsintheHouse.com interview, Michael Bradley, Ed.D...
  15. Queer Parenting
    I hate that MDC is so straight, especially where having old kids is concerned. I have a few questions for people out there, I only know a few families with queer parents and older kids, but each of my children are friends with kids who have gay or a trans* parent(s)... There are some issues...
  16. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    Hi so I really need some help here, as I'm lost on what to do.<br><br> I have a 7-yo DD and 5-yo DD, biologically my ex-husband's. We separated when the girls were 2 and 3 months and my now husband has raised as his own since. We have a 4-yo DS and 20-month-old DD together.<br><br> At first, my...
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