06-20-2019 03:21 PM
Hey there @martian and a belated welcome to the forums! Thank you for signing up and sharing a little about yourself!
Patience is an excellent tip to all parents! Though it can be tricky, having patience is a fantastic skill to have. Do you and your family have any favourite foods that you've tried?
You mentioned that you're looking for advice on whether or not you're doing the right thing with your son. It can be hard to know if we are doing the right thing. If you'd like, you can make a thread here to share more about the situation for the community to provide support.
We're here to listen I hope you're having a good week!
06-24-2019 03:47 PM
I'm new to the forum.
1. I have a 19 and 21yo. My 21yo who has mental help issues joked with me last week which hasn't happened in a long time and my younger one is always making e smile with his wit.
2. I try and take the dog out for a walk.
3. I'm going through a tough time as my 21yo son is having one of his downs, so it makes me very anxious.
4. Parenting is the hardest job in the world and you can only do your best.
5. Just spending time at home is the best thing about weekends at the moment.
06-24-2019 08:19 PM
06-27-2019 06:00 PM
I am a mother of Four Children aged 14, 12, 10 and 6.
I like to play Team Sports to keep in the social loop. I play Tennis, Netball and Touch Football.
I have reached out to this forum as I am struggling with my 14 y.o daughter who suffers from Depression and Anxiety.
I have learnt to keep communication with your children open and be loving and norturing all the time.
I love weekends so yther kids can have friends over and play all day.
06-27-2019 06:07 PM
Hi Waldo, I am suffering from severe Disrespect from my 14 year old daughter who suffers from Depression and anxiety. She also has dabbled with self harm. She is a very confident bright talented young girl. I feel I have been there for her all the time and gave her what she wanted. Picked her up from places whenever she wanted.
Last time I picked her up I tried to have a conversation with her and she said I don't want to talk to you as she dabbed on her phone. I spoke about respect and she said I have to earn it and I haven't I was so upset. I have now gone the other way and said if you can't respect me then I won't do all that I do for you. We are on day 4 of that and I am unsure if this is the best way. I do have a partner but we are basically seperated with him sleeping in a cabin separate from our house. I have no support from him. His moto is to give her what she wants when she wants.She's a teenager. What do you suggest. Do give MORE love or LESS?
06-27-2019 10:52 PM
06-27-2019 11:13 PM - edited 06-27-2019 11:15 PM
06-28-2019 03:06 PM
Hey there @Nero4554 and welcome to the forums!! It's great you got to share a joke with your oldest! It can be difficult when our loved ones go through tough times. I noticed that you've also made a thread, I hope the advice there has been helpful to you! Spending time at home is a great way to spend the weekends
Hey there @Island, thanks for the update! I'm sorry to hear that your son is struggling with his exams. It sounds like the biggest issue is that your son doesn't want to come home, is that right? I'm sure it's a feeling some parents can relate to and if you'd like, you can make a new thread about it here for other users to see easier. What do you think?
Hello there @Daynada05 and welcome to the forums!!
Team sports can be a great way of staying socialised! It can be really hard to know whether we're doing the right thing, have you spoken to any other parents, such as parents at team sports or of your children's friends, for advice? If you'd like, you can also make a new thread here and ask the community for advice about your daughter. What do you think? It sounds like you really care about your daughter and that is wonderful
Hello and welcome to the forums @Twinmum! Your sons sound like wonderful kids It can be tricky to give out tough love, especially without someone backing you up. Do you have anyone you can reach out to for support during tough times?