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My daughter is being bullied

My daughter is being bullied

My daughter is in a vital year at school and is constantly bullied. The school tries to help with the situation but I sometimes feel that they do not do enough.

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Surely my daughter is too young to know about sex

Surely my daughter is too young to know about sex

I feel I need to talk to my 14-year-old daughter about sex, but I can’t bring myself to do it. I am very close to my husband but I feel I can’t even talk to him about this.

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Have I been too laid back about drugs?

Have I been too laid back about drugs?

We have discovered our normally sensible fifteen year-old son is occasionally smoking cannabis.

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My teenage son is addicted to the internet

My teenage son is addicted to the internet

My son is an intelligent, polite 14 year old doing well at his school. We row over only one thing – his constant internet use.

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My daughter has hit the terrible teens

My daughter has hit the terrible teens

My eldest daughter has turned into a monster and is making my life a misery. I just don't know what to do. I was not like this when I was her age.

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My son is spending too much time on his computer

My son is spending too much time on his computer

His wish list for Birthday’s and Christmas are almost all devices that I know will pre-occupy his every waking moment and keep him up half the night.

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How did I not know she’d been abused?

How did I not know she’d been abused?

I mentioned that an old family friend had died and she went quiet before telling me that when she was six or seven he interfered with her.

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My new husband hates my children

My new husband hates my children

I have two teenage daughters from my first marriage. My new husband has no children and can’t cope with mine.

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Drugs have ruined my son’s life – and I blame myself

Drugs have ruined my son’s life – and I blame myself

My son is a drug addict in his late twenties. Looking back all the signs were there, but I didn’t want to believe it.

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My boys are refusing to go to their dads

My boys are refusing to go to their dads

I split up with their dad three years ago because of his alcohol and gambling addictions, which have always come first with him.

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I can’t afford to feed my children

I can’t afford to feed my children

I’m a single parent of four children. My ex-husband left me homeless, but I found a home to rent privately.

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I need a life too!

I need a life too!

My daughter, who is now 11, doesn’t want me to have a friendship let alone a relationship with anyone.

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