Family Advice

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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I never see my grandchild

I never see my grandchild

I was delighted when my son’s wife had her first baby. I had been hoping for a grandchild for so long, but all it has led to is tears and rows.

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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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