Questions such as 'what are some options for dealing with this problem' are easiest to answer. It's difficult, if not impossible, to diagnose anyone over the internet.
I'm a licensed psychologist, since 1994. I have raised several step-children.
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Boy! Is parenting ever hard!!! What makes it so hard? Most of us have had only fair roles models for parenting, and we have no training or prior experience. Even if we had those benefits, each child is very different and requires different parenting techniques.
No matter how good a parent you are, your children are likely to blame you for screwing up their lives. On the other hand, take heart! No matter how bad a parent you are, it's probably 'good enough', and your kids will turn out just fine.
We know very little about the 'extremes' of parenting - when bad parenting becomes abuse, or when mediocre parenting becomes exemplary...
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Isn't that pretty normal behavior? --- well, it's pretty typical, for sure. And, the level of potential harm is very low. Am i wrong in my thinking that it wasn't worth exploding over and sending
Should my girlfriend give her ex-husband access to the house? ---- well, the key question, to me, is whether one can tell someone else how to live their life / raise their children. Generally, unless
Hi, Lisa, I don't think I really understand your question. It seems like you are saying this: "I want to do whatever my 22 year old daughter tells me to do. And, if she doesn't like something I do and
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