My Teen's Grades are Dropping and College is Around the Corner!

Dear AdviceMama, My teenage son's grades have been going downhill all year. His last report card was all Ds, a few Cs and one A. The main rea...
My teenage son's grades have been going downhill all year and college is around the corner, what should I do?

My Son Confessed That He's Tried Pot! Should I Punish Him?

Dear AdviceMama, My 15-year old son just admitted to me he tried marijuana over the summer. I have no idea how to handle this. I talked to ...
My 15-year old son just admitted to me he tried marijuana over the summer.

How Can I Get My Teenage Son to Open Up?

Dear AdviceMama, My son isn't interested in sharing a lot of what he is feeling and he becomes annoyed when I try to talk to him. We seem to ...
The best way to encourage a teen to open up is to "teach" him that it is safe to do so.

Computer and Video Games Make My Boys Forget Homework and Even Dinner!

Dear AdviceMama, Once my sons are on the computer or video game, I can't get them to come to dinner or do their homework. They say they aren'...
Can't get your kids to unplug? Take a look at your own tech behavior.

Does It Have to Be a Chore to Get My Daughter to Do Chores?

Dear AdviceMama,
How do I get my 7-year old daughter to stop trying to get out of chores? I have tried everything except spanking. I do not belie...
How do I get my 7-year old daughter to stop trying to get out of chores?

My Neighbor's Child Often Hits My Daughter! Help!

Dear AdviceMama, My 3-year-old loves to play with our neighbor's child, but things often fall apart when the other child hits my daughter...
When our child is threatened or harmed by anyone, our instinct is to take action, and that's a good thing.

'You're the Meanest Mom in the World!'

Dear AdviceMama, My 12-year-old wants to do things that her friends get to do, but I don't think she's old enough and she's furious ... what sh...We need to be our child's parent, and that often means they aren't going to like us, AdviceMama says.

Help! I Can't Get My Teen Out of Bed in the Morning Without Shouting and Drama!

I have to scream every morning to get my 16-year old daughter up for school. She stays up too late and is always tired. Any suggestions?
This...
Does your teen seem tired all the time? She's probably not getting enough sleep.

Our Teen Has No Money Sense, and We're Stretched to the Limit!

Dear AdviceMama, My oldest daughter works and goes to college. My youngest is in high school. She used to have a part-time job, but now s...
The best way to help your daughter is to model financial responsibility by living within your means.

My Daughter Is Sassy! What Should I Do?

Dear AdviceMama, My daughter is almost 12 years old. She is very good about doing what I ask, but sometimes she responds to me in a disrespect...
AdviceMama gives some tips on how to handle a tween with a 'tude.

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