Family Advice

How can I be a good stepmum to kids who don’t want me?

How can I be a good stepmum to kids who don’t want me?

Friends have warned me they could make things very uncomfortable and even my mother gets anxious when I mention them.

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Life is passing me by

Life is passing me by

I know this may sound a little foolish, but I’m finding myself feeling very flat at the moment, as though life has passed me by.

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My son’s school won’t listen to my concerns

My son’s school won’t listen to my concerns

Now I feel we ought to look for another school but he takes fright at this and begs to stay where he is.

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My daughter hates her new school

My daughter hates her new school

We had to move because of my husband’s job and her little brother was able to start at the new school as his first placement.

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My daughter won’t cope alone at uni

My daughter won’t cope alone at uni

Although she says she will be OK on her own, she has always depended on him for a social life and been clingier than the others.

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I’m worried my daughter’s being brainwashed

I’m worried my daughter’s being brainwashed

When she told me she had at last made friends I was delighted. It now seems that those friends were born again Christians.

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I can’t bear to see my son unhappy

I can’t bear to see my son unhappy

Since starting at secondary school he has not settled as I thought he would, he says he doesn’t like it and he wants to move.

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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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