• Would you give up your engagement ring/wedding ring to save your child's life?

    If the hospital said "your child has an aggressive form of cancer easily treatable but if neglected leads to a very poor prognosis and high risk of fatality" The problem ....we have is ....your insurance carrier is disputing the charges on the explanation of benefits on your last appointment 2 years ago... show more
    If the hospital said "your child has an aggressive form of cancer easily treatable but if neglected leads to a very poor prognosis and high risk of fatality" The problem ....we have is ....your insurance carrier is disputing the charges on the explanation of benefits on your last appointment 2 years ago and we need payment from you of $27,764.38 or I'm afraid we will not be able to perform any more medical services due to payment owed to the provider. I'm afraid we are not going to be able to provide the treatment for obvious financial reasons.
    24 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is 18 too old to get grounded?

    My son is 18 but it's his senior year in high school. Yesterday I found out through speaking with the school that my son has been skipping multiple days of school. I also recently found weed and alcohol bottles in his room. I know's hes legally an adult, but he still lives under my roof, and he should abide... show more
    My son is 18 but it's his senior year in high school. Yesterday I found out through speaking with the school that my son has been skipping multiple days of school. I also recently found weed and alcohol bottles in his room. I know's hes legally an adult, but he still lives under my roof, and he should abide my rules which include attending school, no smoking, and no drinking. His father says he's too old to be grounded, but he's always been the more lenient parent. I think he should be grounded for a month, which is the same way I would punish my other 2 children (14, and 11). Any suggestions or thoughts?
    12 answers · 14 hours ago
  • Would you rather your daughter be a high school cheerleader, a hs varsity basketball player, or be a non athlete and why?

    Best answer: Basketball players do not get paralyzed for life from falling off of the top of a human pyramid and breaking their necks.
    Best answer: Basketball players do not get paralyzed for life from falling off of the top of a human pyramid and breaking their necks.
    11 answers · 18 hours ago
  • My Son Smokes Marijuana?

    My son is 16, we live in a state where marijuana is legal for people 21 years old, and my son smokes weed. It started a couple weeks ago, when I found a bag of marijuana under our couch. My son told me, and still stands by that it wasn't his weed. Today I looked in his room, and I what looked like an ounce of... show more
    My son is 16, we live in a state where marijuana is legal for people 21 years old, and my son smokes weed. It started a couple weeks ago, when I found a bag of marijuana under our couch. My son told me, and still stands by that it wasn't his weed. Today I looked in his room, and I what looked like an ounce of marijuana. I confronted my son about it, and he thinks what he did is entirely okay. He says that he works hard and it's a tough at school, and marijuana helps keep the edge off. For now I've taken it away, and my son told me that he should be given the money he paid for it, or he should have it back. He's not grounded, but I told him that I don't want to know in the future if he smokes weed. Should I ground him? Or should I let him smoke marijuana?
    204 answers · 1 week ago
  • What is wrong with my daughter?

    My 12 year old daughter talks about some guys name Gerard Way and Pete Wents alot and call them gorgeous. she also hides in her room alot and almost never talks to me. she refuses to show me what is on her computer. Did I mess up somewhere in my parenting?
    My 12 year old daughter talks about some guys name Gerard Way and Pete Wents alot and call them gorgeous. she also hides in her room alot and almost never talks to me. she refuses to show me what is on her computer. Did I mess up somewhere in my parenting?
    9 answers · 9 hours ago
  • Adult son is still at home?

    Hi, everyone. I'm the father of three-now grown up sons and an adult daughter. My youngest son (who is twenty) still lives at home with me and my wife and I am getting extremely pissed and upset with my son's behaviour and lack of communication in the family. I don't think he has ever been in a... show more
    Hi, everyone. I'm the father of three-now grown up sons and an adult daughter. My youngest son (who is twenty) still lives at home with me and my wife and I am getting extremely pissed and upset with my son's behaviour and lack of communication in the family. I don't think he has ever been in a relationship but he has friends who he often goes out with. He has OCD apparently but he seems to think that a petty thing like that is the biggest problem in the family. My son works at a part-time job and all he does it go home late at night, says hi then goes upstairs in his room. He never asks how I am and only talks when he needs something and even in a car, all he does is listen to his headphones. I never had this of my two other sons. My wife believes he is a lot like our daughter, but at least she is friendly and outgoing. But all our loser son does is sit in his room all day and he goes out to smoke weed, comes back late high, and doesn't talk. He's different to our other children and is never really outgoing. When he was twelve, he used to scream at night from nightmares and had teddy bears until he was fourteen. I just find it highly embarrassing that our son is as strange as he is and I'm on the verge on confronting him but my wife said that she would do it. If I do, how do I go about this without sounding overly critical?
    10 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is disciplining a child with a belt child abuse?

    My Mom's father used a belt to teach her and she and two of her three siblings turned out well. One sister turned out possessed. The maternal grandfather died when I was a baby so I have no memory of him. He apparently was very strict and yelled a lot but at the same time was the best person my Mom ever knew... show more
    My Mom's father used a belt to teach her and she and two of her three siblings turned out well. One sister turned out possessed. The maternal grandfather died when I was a baby so I have no memory of him. He apparently was very strict and yelled a lot but at the same time was the best person my Mom ever knew she says. She also says he was made a saint by God. So if he was okay to do this it makes me think it is okay. So is it okay to beat a child with a belt as long as done for discipline and not for fun?
    7 answers · 7 hours ago
  • Are children in america over-medicated?

    14 answers · 3 days ago
  • Would you make a 13 year old girl walk home alone after dark?

    My friend and I, who are both 13 year old girls, were hanging out at my house and her dad called her and told her to walk home. It's about a half a mile walk between our houses and it was already 10:30 pm. She was too scared to walk alone so I walked with her and had to walk back alone. Are we being rediculous... show more
    My friend and I, who are both 13 year old girls, were hanging out at my house and her dad called her and told her to walk home. It's about a half a mile walk between our houses and it was already 10:30 pm. She was too scared to walk alone so I walked with her and had to walk back alone. Are we being rediculous to think it was a bad idea for us to walk home alone? Plus she has a serious anxiety disorder and it just seems insensitive of her parents to make her walk. So if you were a parent of a 13 year old girl would you make her walk home alone at night when it clearly made her really uncomfortable?
    30 answers · 5 days ago
  • Did you know that most 12 year olds DO choose their own bedtimes and they’re old enough to do so?

    12 year olds are past the age where they would have a set bedtime, and you’re delusional if you deny that.
    12 year olds are past the age where they would have a set bedtime, and you’re delusional if you deny that.
    7 answers · 11 hours ago
  • What happen when mediation fails?

    7 answers · 14 hours ago
  • Do you think that the widespread use of computer have a negative effect on your children?

    Best answer: It is certainly sensible for parents to monitor their child's use of any media, to be sure the content is appopriate for their age and that no one activity monopolizes all their time. But not sure what you mean by 'computer will affect their academic performance.' While there is some evidence that... show more
    Best answer: It is certainly sensible for parents to monitor their child's use of any media, to be sure the content is appopriate for their age and that no one activity monopolizes all their time.

    But not sure what you mean by 'computer will affect their academic performance.' While there is some evidence that reading on a computer screen (rather than a printed book) can affect the way we absorb information, computers also provide people of ALL ages with access to a vast storehouse of information. No single library can begin to contain all the stuff we can find on the internet.

    And not what what discipline in general has to do with your question.
    7 answers · 15 hours ago