• What would be your response if your teenager slapped you in public?

    This happened to me the other day with my son (who is 13 and a half) and he isn't normally violent, nor have I ever been with him (or his father as far as I know). We were just arguing over some trouble he had gotten into at soccer and I made a remark that upset him and he just hit me in the middle of the... show more
    This happened to me the other day with my son (who is 13 and a half) and he isn't normally violent, nor have I ever been with him (or his father as far as I know). We were just arguing over some trouble he had gotten into at soccer and I made a remark that upset him and he just hit me in the middle of the parking lot. He made it obvious he was just as shocked by his reaction as I was, and despite the fact my instincts were along the lines of hitting him back, people were watching and I didn't want to be labelled as an abusive mother so I just got him into the car where I basically yelled at him. Atterwards, I just feel as though I didn't do a very good job on-the-spot parenting and I'm feeling kind of horrible about it. I don't want to be one of those modern parents who act terrified of their kids, and that's not the person we raised him to be. What would other parents do in this situation? Any advice is appreciated
    13 answers · 1 day ago
  • Do you make fun of quiet people?

    72 answers · 6 days ago
  • Parents: At what age do you think your child should be self supporting?

    I'm referring to when you would expect your adult child to be off the family payroll and out on their own. Also, do you think it's okay for people to live with their parents their whole life? Why or why not?
    I'm referring to when you would expect your adult child to be off the family payroll and out on their own. Also, do you think it's okay for people to live with their parents their whole life? Why or why not?
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • When do children stop calling their parents "Mommy" and "Daddy"?

    I know that is varies with the child s personality, environment, etc. But on average, when do children who use to call their parent(s) Mommy/Daddy start using Mom/Dad?
    I know that is varies with the child s personality, environment, etc. But on average, when do children who use to call their parent(s) Mommy/Daddy start using Mom/Dad?
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • Should parents refuse to pay for their child’s college if he/she majors in useless stuff?

    Best answer: i really see where you're coming from as a stem major. However, I know some history majors that end up in law school making 6 figs. If your talking to me about a basic bachelor's in english or psychology, then entering the work force, hell no. Half the people here don't know what they're talking... show more
    Best answer: i really see where you're coming from as a stem major. However, I know some history majors that end up in law school making 6 figs. If your talking to me about a basic bachelor's in english or psychology, then entering the work force, hell no. Half the people here don't know what they're talking about. My best friend is a psychology major, and she is literally struggling to find a job because psychology is so competitive, as a result, she has to go get a master's if she wants any chance at getting a great job. Mind you she ended with a 3.79 gpa. As for english majors, we already have so many. Additionallly, english is one of those subjects where there is no right or wrong. In History, you can further your career into a lawyer or judge. In stem field, you can become an engineer, doctor, or computer scientist (as long as you work your butt off). In mathematics, you can gain a PhD and become a respectable professor. In english, you can't really do much even as a PhD. My english professor whom I took last semester just got her PhD and laughed her butt off when I asked if she makes $80k annually. I think parents should definitely refuse even if the kids get on some emotional **** because they'll be thanking their parents sooner or later.
    22 answers · 6 days ago
  • Is my wife over the top about not wanting our 5 year old son to watch PG rated movies?

    Best answer: Wow. A lot of the people answering this question literally don't know what PG is. PG and PG 13 are world's apart. I watch only clean stuff as a personal choice. I'm in my 20s and I literally wont watch anything with sexual content and or even most pg 13 movies I wont even watch. I'm obsessive about... show more
    Best answer: Wow. A lot of the people answering this question literally don't know what PG is. PG and PG 13 are world's apart. I watch only clean stuff as a personal choice. I'm in my 20s and I literally wont watch anything with sexual content and or even most pg 13 movies I wont even watch. I'm obsessive about making sure what I watch is totally clean. PG movies are not bad. Most Disney movies by today's standard are rated PG. Are all these people clueless about how the movie industry changed their rating system? It used to be in the 1980s and before that a PG rating actually was bad. They must be older people who hear "pg" and remember it based on the old rating system where pg was actually bad. Now simple things like burp jokes can get something rated pg. PG 13 is when it gets questionable but PG isn't bad.
    These movies are all rated PG: Frozen, the Incredibles, lilo and stitch, tangled, wreck it ralph. None of those are bad
    I think you're child can safely watch Frozen. :)
    Best
    13 answers · 4 days ago
  • Should I kick my son out at 22 after his college graduation?

    He will graduate in a year. He will be 22 by then.
    He will graduate in a year. He will be 22 by then.
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • I found condoms in my dads desk-could they’ve been having sex!?!?

    It can’t be, because I’m 7th grade and my older sister is 16. Theyre 40-something years old probably. I accidentally knocked over a desk and saw the package.When I was younger I asked for another sibling. They said they can’t have anymore. I showed them to my sister and she says they’re legit condoms, no kidding.... show more
    It can’t be, because I’m 7th grade and my older sister is 16. Theyre 40-something years old probably. I accidentally knocked over a desk and saw the package.When I was younger I asked for another sibling. They said they can’t have anymore. I showed them to my sister and she says they’re legit condoms, no kidding. She showed me the Date of Expiry which is in May 2020. They wouldn’t have bought them in 2005 the year i was born. I’m a bit freaked out.
    20 answers · 6 days ago
  • Is it okay to take my son's car away as punishment ?

    My son is 17, his dad wouldn't buy him a car when he passed his test. So our son got a job and he bought himself a car, he still has that job now. He mainly pays for his own fuel, sometimes I give him money for fuel but my husband doesn't know that. Anyway his dad takes his car keys when our son breaks... show more
    My son is 17, his dad wouldn't buy him a car when he passed his test. So our son got a job and he bought himself a car, he still has that job now. He mainly pays for his own fuel, sometimes I give him money for fuel but my husband doesn't know that. Anyway his dad takes his car keys when our son breaks curfew or misses church, usually for a week. My son thinks it is unfair because it is his car that he paid for and his dad has no right to take it away. It is a constant argument and I am always stuck in the middle because I think my husband is too strict but I also think my son is too rebellious. What should I do ? Do you think it is a fair punishment?
    13 answers · 5 days ago
  • Should I drop out of school and get my GED since I’m pregnant?

    I am not lazy or want to live off my parents. I am taking up 2 jobs babysitting to support my baby which is why I want to leave school for now.
    I am not lazy or want to live off my parents. I am taking up 2 jobs babysitting to support my baby which is why I want to leave school for now.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why would anyone think I'm lazy?

    I tried to do everything my parents told me to do. I even graduated at the top of my high school class with a 4.2 GPA, only to be told HS means nothing. Fast Forward: I find college to be a incredibly difficult. I can only handle taking 2 college-classes per semester and working 20 hours/week. Or maybe, I can... show more
    I tried to do everything my parents told me to do. I even graduated at the top of my high school class with a 4.2 GPA, only to be told HS means nothing. Fast Forward: I find college to be a incredibly difficult. I can only handle taking 2 college-classes per semester and working 20 hours/week. Or maybe, I can handle full-time and not working. Is that normal? and I'm supposed to handle chores too? My parents think I'm somewhat lazy but I already worked very, very hard during High School taking 2 or 3 AP classes per semester. At this point, I feel like college is a liberal concentration-camp. I used to love school and learning until it became work-overload. _________ Your thoughts?
    8 answers · 4 days ago
  • Do you have teenage kids?

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  • Was the boy ever charged with murder of older sister?

    https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Baby-Kills-Sister-4-in-Washing-Machine.html This event happened in early 2009. A 15 month old turned on a washing machine his 4 year old sister climbed into while playing hide and seek. His sister woulda been 13 if she lived. He gotta be 10 years old now. I'm just... show more
    https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local... This event happened in early 2009. A 15 month old turned on a washing machine his 4 year old sister climbed into while playing hide and seek. His sister woulda been 13 if she lived. He gotta be 10 years old now. I'm just wondering if there was ever a second degree murder charge against the boy. If nothing ever happened to him legally, did his parents ever forgive him? Because if these were my kids, I'll NEVER forgive him. Because of his senseless act, that little girl never got to experience kindergarten, birthday parties, sleepovers, start of middle school, boy crushes and popularity, etc. The parents would never see her graduate high school, get her first job and car, get married and have kids. I cringe at the thought of anyone hurting a child, even if it's done by another child.
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is is normal for parents to talk to their siblings more often then their children?

    So I grew up with immigrant parents who speak spanish. My father and I spoke in english while I was growing up and my mother who only knows spanish would speak to me in spanish. My spanish sucks! My spanish is really bad and colleagues and patients I work with mention how they don't understand how I talk to... show more
    So I grew up with immigrant parents who speak spanish. My father and I spoke in english while I was growing up and my mother who only knows spanish would speak to me in spanish. My spanish sucks! My spanish is really bad and colleagues and patients I work with mention how they don't understand how I talk to anybody with my spanish. I have a limited vocabulary and I constantly say stuff in the wrong tense. One colleague asked me how I speak to my mother if she only knows spanish. I realized that as a child growing up I never had a real conversation with my mother. The earliest conversation I remember having with her was hen I was 21 years old. I do remember how m mother would talk hours on the phone speaking to her siblings. Even to this day I see her on the phone more than off it. My question is, is this normal? Do people normally have conversations with their parents? My father was working for most of my child hood which is why I don't blame him for my lack of spanish.
    4 answers · 2 days ago