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16 Year Old Son Ran Away 2 Weeks Ago

I found this site through a lonely move on my part, last week I put into a Google search box, "my 16 year old son ran away" and one of the threads here at mamapedia came up. It was really really helpful to hear the viewpoints on how to handle things, and it was the turning point for me to try to stop focusing on "how could he" and start thinking about “why did he and how can I help him.” It does hurt big time to know that he doesn’t see home as a haven, I would almost rather have an entitled, never-wants-to-leave kid than one who so...

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Unmotivated 16 Year Old

My 16 year old daughter is very smart, but is very unmotivated to complete her school work, therefor seems to be running a C average in almost everything. I speak to her teachers who say she 'drifts off' in class. She often gets zeros for homework she 'does not feel like doing'. I realize a C average is not the end of the world, but I know she is capable of more and would like her to be able to go to college. I have taken away privliges, offered incentives, etc, and she says she will do better, and may for a very short time, then its back...

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4 Year Old with Bladder Infection?

I think my daughter has a bladder infection. She couldn't pee before bed tonight because of the pain. I will start giving her 100% cranberry juice in the morning and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for the discomfort she has when she tries to pee. Also, are antibiotics absolutely necessary, as I would like to avoid them. Thanks!

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Unmotivated 16 Year Old

My 16 year old daughter is very smart, but is very unmotivated to complete her school work, therefor seems to be running a C average in almost everything. I speak to her teachers who say she 'drifts off' in class. She often gets zeros for homework she 'does not feel like doing'. I realize a C average is not the end of the world, but I know she is capable of more and would like her to be able to go to college. I have taken away privliges, offered incentives, etc, and she says she will do better, and may for a very short time, then its back...

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Advice for Hospital

Hello, I am 25weeks pregnant with my second child and recently found out...

Dental

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What to Do About This Orthodontist?

So my daughter has completed her “phase one” of orthodontic work to fix an overbite. During that course of treatment, starting around the age of 10, she had 6 teeth pulled. The first two by a dentist and the other 4 by a oral surgeon with laughing gas. After the first teeth pulling my daughter was beyond traumatized so that is why we spent the extra dough to have an oral surgeon do the next recommended teeth to extraction. Now 2 years later, we are in the limbo phase before the 2nd phase where the orthodontist wants to put braces on...

Development

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My 16 Year Old

I have a 16 year old daughter who is very smart, but she doesn't do her work at school. She has always just gotten by. This bothers me, because I try to excel in whatever I do, but she just accepts mediocrity and I don't believe she tries hard. I just got her progress report and she is not passing any classes. I don't think she's into drugs. She could probably be having sex because I can't monitor her every move, but she does have to be in the house by 9 week day and week end. Her father and I just put her on punishment for the bad...

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When to Start Cereal for Infant

Hi moms - I was just wondering what age is to early to start feeding cereal to a baby. I am asking for another mom - I started feeding my oldest cereal at 3 months and my other son will be 3 months next week and I am planning on starting him them. My friends son is 1 1/2 months old. Thanks for all your help :)

Dr. Visits

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Unmotivated 16 Year Old

My 16 year old daughter is very smart, but is very unmotivated to complete her school work, therefor seems to be running a C average in almost everything. I speak to her teachers who say she 'drifts off' in class. She often gets zeros for homework she 'does not feel like doing'. I realize a C average is not the end of the world, but I know she is capable of more and would like her to be able to go to college. I have taken away privliges, offered incentives, etc, and she says she will do better, and may for a very short time, then its back...

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My 16 Year Old

I have a 16 year old daughter who is very smart, but she doesn't do her work...

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Tips on Handling First Aid Anxiety

Hi Moms, I have 3 little kids and am a military spouse, so my husband is often gone. Whenever there is a first aid minor problem (worse than needing a little bandaid), I freak out. I cry or think I have to race around the house. The sight of a lot of blood doesn't make me pass out and I am not in a full panic attack or anything, but I cannot calmly look at the injury and take care of it. Instead I get into the "OMG! I have to rush to the hospital!" or overreact in a similar way. My dog accidentally bit my daughter's finger the...

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My 16 Year Old

I have a 16 year old daughter who is very smart, but she doesn't do her work at school. She has always just gotten by. This bothers me, because I try to excel in whatever I do, but she just accepts mediocrity and I don't believe she tries hard. I just got her progress report and she is not passing any classes. I don't think she's into drugs. She could probably be having sex because I can't monitor her every move, but she does have to be in the house by 9 week day and week end. Her father and I just put her on punishment for the bad...

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Helping Teen with Beauty and Hygiene

I currently work with teenagers at my church. One teen in particular is a precious girl, who does wonderfully academically, and is just a great kid in general. However, due to her situation at home, she often wears clothing from the thrift store that would either better suit an old lady, or is completely mismatched. It is often not clean. Her personal hygiene is not too good either. I don't think she showers daily, her fingernails are dirty, hair often uncombed, etc. Unfortunately, she is also frequently bullied at school. While I...

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I have been dying my hair since I was about 15. I dye it black. I use at home hair color and have for 17 years. I use Loreal mostly, or what ever is cheapest at the time... not that easy to mess up black. Today I read an article about a mom that is in a coma and who is not expected to wake up, and if she does she will have permanent brain damage. She had just colored her hair with the same Loreal hair dye she always used. It was not a new process or brand. She had an allergic reaction and may leave two kids motherless. I am...

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Seeking Advice for Out of Control 16 Year Old

I am seeking advice for a 16 year old who is out of control. A little bit about our sitation - I am 31 single female (no kids)with a 16 year old sister. Our mother died over 14 years ago, so she was raised primarily by our father. Out of pity for my youngest sister, he let her grow up doing whatever she wanted - no disipline whatsoever. In total, my father father has 4 kids - we are all from the same 2 parents. During these past years, ny father did not want us coming around or trying to disipline the youngest. Now at 16, she is beyond...

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Breast Reduction Surgery for a 16 Year Old.

About a year ago my daughter started talking a lot about having back pain. She was a fairly active girl and I assumed it was probably just from a long volleyball season and a cold winter. We treated it with hot baths and Advil. This was fine up until the end of February, The pain was a constant thing by then and it was starting to prevent her from sleeping. She got irritable because she could never fall asleep and if she did fall asleep and happened to roll over onto her side she would wake up with pain so terrible she would just lay in bed...

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Natural Remedy for Coughing Toddler?

Hi everyone, My 20 month old daughter woke up with a bad cough this morning. Since she isn't 2 yet, I cannot giver her any cough medicine (doctor's orders). Does anyone know of any safe, natural ways to relieve her discomfort a bit? Thanks!

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Seeking Advice for Out of Control 16 Year Old

I am seeking advice for a 16 year old who is out of control. A little bit about our sitation - I am 31 single female (no kids)with a 16 year old sister. Our mother died over 14 years ago, so she was raised primarily by our father. Out of pity for my youngest sister, he let her grow up doing whatever she wanted - no disipline whatsoever. In total, my father father has 4 kids - we are all from the same 2 parents. During these past years, ny father did not want us coming around or trying to disipline the youngest. Now at 16, she is beyond...

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16 Year Old Step Daughter?

Hello, I've recently married my husband who has two kids one is a 12 year old boy, and the other is a 16 year old girl. I have a 12 year old boy also, along with two 17 year old girls. Our boys get along great, and are just the best of friends, and I get along with my hubby's boy just fine! His 16 year old daughter has lived with her mom moat of her life and just recently moved in with us because her mom gets job transfers a lot, and to make a long story short, my husband and her both agreed that it would be better for her to live with us...

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Prescription Running Out Before He Finishes Antibiotic

The liqued antibiotic my6yo son got for his severe ear infection is almost gone and he is supposed to have 5 more doses. I think we have enough for 3 doses but that's about it. I try to be really careful about dosing but i will say I could be off by a milliltereach time just because of trying to fill the little dosing dooo hickys, but still that shouldn't amount to a full missesd dose let alone 2. So that is my problem, I called the pharmacy and was told that as long as he finishes it then his body will get all that he needs (sort...

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Mental Health Question About Daughter

Last week my daughter spent a week in a mental health facility for choking her brother, fits of rage, and hearing and seeing things that aren't really there. She was diagnosed with mood disorder, bipolar, and psychosis. They put her on risperidone and requested she see a psychologist and psychiatrist weekly. Now to my questions: 1. She has missed a large amount of school and even though they are all excused they are still concerned about the percentage of time she has been there and we have gotten a letter saying she is being charged...

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My 16 Year Old

I have a 16 year old daughter who is very smart, but she doesn't do her work...

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Chiropractic Care in Children

Hi all you fabulous moms! I hope you are all having a great day! I recently started seeing a chiropracter and his office believes in treating the whole family. My husband who used to receive this care as a pre-teen has also started going too. You are not required to have your child treated to be treated there and as of yet I have decided to not have my child treated. At this time my train of thought is that I just could never forgive myself if my child was that one in a milllion where something went wrong. Still, I am curious about...

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15 Year Old Having Sex

My cousin has a 15 year old stepsister who has been living with my cousin's mother since the age of 8 or 9. The stepsister's mother had her at the age of 15. The stepsister has been having sex for about a year now, and she asked my cousin to take her to the clinic to get birth control pills. My cousin told her she would, but only if tells her mother. The stepsister doesn't want to tell her mother because she is afraid she will take the pills away. My cousin asked me what she should do. I think she should get her the pills and go with her...

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Can you please give me your experience and advice on vaccinations. I have a dear friend with an autism child. He started showing signs of it a little bit after his MMR vaccine. I've heard so many different things about vaccinations. My 2 year old has had all of his and my 17 month old is due for his 18 month vaccines but I'm not sure I want him to have them all at the same time or at all. What are the known health risks and what are you all doing? Thanks!

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To Vaccine or Not?

Hi Moms, you helped me before when my two year old daughter wouldn't brush...

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Help with Skin Problems

I have skin problems. My face and back. I break out often and I'm a picker. I know that doesn't help but I can't help it. I don't like chemicals and have a problem spending money on things like this. I never know what to get and sometime when I do buy something it has bad reactions to my skin. I have sensitive skin. I want something easy. I’m not very good with all the steps. I have even gone to the point of changing laundry soap, shampoo, no dairy, cutting out coffee. I watch what I eat and the only bad thing I put in my body is sugar...

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My 16 Year Old Seems Distant

I'm worried about my 16 year old.. I'm not sure if that is common, normal for teens of his age.. He tends to close the door and stays in his room, Always on cellphone.. He doesnt commicuate much with me.. I talk a lot with him, let him know that I'm there for him and such. I feel as Im losing him. What else can I do?

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My 17 Year Old Daughter Ran Away and Doesn't Seem to Be Sorry She Did It!!!

My daughter ran away and was gone for 3 wks before I found her. She hasn't said she was sorry and has a "I'm an adult" attitude. How do I punish her with out having her just run away again? Has anyone gone through something similar and if so how did you handle it and what was the outcome?

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So I've been sort of dreading New Year's (along with Christmas too, but at least that's over) this year because we recently lost my 16 year old niece to suicide in August. She was battling mental illness and has been very depressed for many years. I've mostly been keeping it together but to be honest, after reading another question on the forum today I can't seem to pull myself together and stop crying. My brother has been raising her but she was like a child to me, her mother hasn't been in the picture her entire life and I'll spare you...

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Off Topic: Wisdom Teeth Poll

I read an article about wisdom teeth. It indicated that 80-95% of the population have wisdom teeth (apparently there isn't a lot of wisdom tooth research/statistics) and most of those people, 70%, have them removed. So do you have your third molars? Did you have them removed? Never had them? I don't have any wisdom teeth. They never developed. Lucky me! Or maybe that means I'm a fool. My mom has all four of her wisdom teeth. No problems. My sister had three and had them removed. My dad had his removed. My husband has his and...

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Wisdom Teeth Removal

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