Parenting FAQ - Questions & Answers

84 Questions
Last Updated: January 15th, 2018

How do I support my child or teen that self harms?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: January 15th, 2018

How can I tell my parents that I'm gay?

Answers: 209 | Last Answer: January 12th, 2018

How can you stop your child begging for something you have said 'No' to?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: January 8th, 2018

Should a parent tell their depressed and suicidal child about their past as a depressed teen?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

Why is it so hard for parents to understand their kids?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

How do I know if my kids are going to turn out alright, especially if they know about certain issues I have?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

My child says they are gay, lesbian or asexual. How do I cope?

Answers: 23 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

What are some ways to discipline my child without "spanking"?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

How can I ensure my kids are always safe?

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: December 4th, 2017

What makes a good parent?

Answers: 23 | Last Answer: November 21st, 2017

My son wants to smoke some weed, is it ok if i give him his first toke?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: November 21st, 2017

What do I do if my child is getting into trouble at school?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: November 21st, 2017

I'm scared of becoming the kind of parent my parents were, how do I avoid it?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: November 20th, 2017

How do I establish a good relationship with my significant other's child/children?

Answers: 2 | Last Answer: November 20th, 2017

How do I get my child in a normal sleeping schedule?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: October 31st, 2017

I suspect my child might be autistic, what do I do?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: October 24th, 2017

I am a first time parent. How do I deal with my child's temper tantrums without losing temper myself? I am always frightened I am being judged when this happens in public.

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: October 23rd, 2017

What do I do if I suspect my child or teen has been or currently is being sexually abused?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: October 16th, 2017

How do I tell my children I am pregnant again?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: September 26th, 2017

How do I balance my attention between my kids?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: August 28th, 2017

What are good online resources about parenting and children?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: August 28th, 2017

What should I do if my older child is jealous of their younger sibling?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: August 22nd, 2017

How can I be both a parent and a friend without compromising my authority?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: August 15th, 2017

How do I talk to my kids about sex?

Answers: 49 | Last Answer: August 8th, 2017

What do I do if my teen daughter wants on birth control?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: July 27th, 2017

How do I support my teen who has an eating disorder?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: July 3rd, 2017

How do I get my son to get a job?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: June 20th, 2017

Is shared custody beneficial for my child?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: June 19th, 2017

What do I do if I suspect my child or teen is depressed?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: June 12th, 2017

Why does my teenager not tell me everything about his or her life?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: June 5th, 2017

Does the parents' age matter in the quality of a child's upbringing?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: June 5th, 2017

Does being a teen mom really negatively affect my child?

Answers: 22 | Last Answer: May 30th, 2017

Is family therapy really beneficial?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: May 8th, 2017

Should I tell my child my partner is not their biological parent?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: May 2nd, 2017

Will I never get my pre-pregnancy body back?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: April 17th, 2017

I'm a new parent, how can I keep my cool when my infant won't stop crying?

Answers: 24 | Last Answer: March 7th, 2017

What are some good discipline techniques for all age groups?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: March 7th, 2017

How do I talk to my kids about the dangers of drugs and alcohol?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: March 7th, 2017

How can I tell my child they were conceived through IVF with an anonymous sperm donor?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: March 7th, 2017

My child says they are transgender, how do I cope with this?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: February 20th, 2017

What are some ways to keep a toddler entertained in the colder months?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: February 18th, 2017

How do I get my kids to stop using their phones all the time?

Answers: 23 | Last Answer: February 6th, 2017

What is the best way to lovingly discipline a child?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: February 6th, 2017

How do I deal with children who refuse to behave or listen?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: February 6th, 2017

What do I do if my child is failing in school?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: January 16th, 2017

How do I support my child/teen that has been sexually abused?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: January 10th, 2017

Will I make the same mistakes my parents did?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: January 10th, 2017

Why can't I seem to connect to my teenage child?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: December 20th, 2016

What is the quickest way to get a medical practitioner to realize that something is wrong with your child and to check?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: December 20th, 2016

How is parenting different for gay and lesbian couples?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: December 18th, 2016

How will divorce affect my child?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: November 28th, 2016

What can I do if I think I am pregnant but cannot buy a pregnancy test because I'm underage?

Answers: 3 | Last Answer: November 22nd, 2016

How do I know when my child is mature and responsible enough to have a pet to care for on his own?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: November 21st, 2016

What are some good ways that I can communicate with my child in conversation to keep their attention?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: November 15th, 2016

Is there a certain age when it's too late to have children?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: October 31st, 2016

There is a registered sex offender in my area, how do I protect my children?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: October 10th, 2016

What do I do if I see serious trouble or neglect in the way someone close to me is parenting?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: October 4th, 2016

When is your child old enough to start going out with friends without adult supervision?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: October 4th, 2016

What do I do if my husband and I can't agree on how to raise our children?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: September 5th, 2016

How can show my children love and affection?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: August 23rd, 2016

Why do I have an anxiety about planning to become a parent even though I'm in a stable relationship?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: August 16th, 2016

Should I tell my child their twin died during the birth?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: August 8th, 2016

How can I respectfully decline unwanted parenting advice from others?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: August 4th, 2016

How can I tell my child their older sibling died before they were born?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: August 3rd, 2016

How do I decide if I want to keep my child or give him or her up for adoption?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: August 2nd, 2016

As a new step parent, I struggle with matching my parenting style to my spouse's. How do you do that, especially if your styles are very different?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: July 19th, 2016

How can I tell my child they're adopted?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: July 12th, 2016

How do I teach my child how to keep safe from abuse?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: June 27th, 2016

How do you keep your teenage child from hating everything that you do for him?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: June 27th, 2016

How do I get my son to move out?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: June 27th, 2016

What is the key in regards to parenting, to not crossing the line between a "stern parent," and a "friend"?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: June 27th, 2016

Why do they keep doing things they now they hurt or irritate me if they are supposed to love me?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: June 21st, 2016

I am terrified my child will grow up with the same traumas that I suffered - how, on a very limited income, well below the poverty line, can I assure my child gets the most positive life experience?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: June 13th, 2016

What do I do if I have sexual feelings for my children?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: May 17th, 2016

Why do my kids always start fighting right when I'm doing something important?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: March 29th, 2016

What do I do if I suspect my child is self harming?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: March 18th, 2016

My partner and I can't agree about how to bring up our child, what should I do?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: February 23rd, 2016

I'm considering giving up custody of my child. How do I decide?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: February 20th, 2016

How do I support my child or teen that has been sexually assaulted?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: October 26th, 2015

Why does my dad seem to dislike me?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: September 10th, 2015

my mother went through my phone and found videos of me doing laughing gas. she doesn’t trust me anymore especially since I’m living in another city for university. how do i fix our relationship?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

My 7 year old is a perfectionist. If he thinks he won't do something perfectly, he doesn't even try-- he starts crying and hyperventilating. How can I help him?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

Why do I mother my mother?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

How do I talk to my kids about behavior that is not their true selves? How do I not condone the behavior but show acceptance?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970