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Hello! I am from Indonesia and found reachout parent by searching in the internet.

I am here because i wanna know more about parenting behavior outside my country

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I am happy to report that after 2 1/2 months of counseling, my daughter is doing much better.

The counselor is awesome, and they hit it off so well that she has opened up a lot. She is also taking melatonin to help her sleep, which is also helping.

The change I see in her is simply amazing!!
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Hi @4MyDaughter , 

 

Thanks so much for updating us- it's fantastic to hear that your daughter is doing so much better. Finding the right professional help can really be a game-changer, especially when they're able to really open up to them. 

 

We are thrilled to hear that things have improved a lot for her. 

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Hi,
I have an almost 14 year old daughter, and middle school and puberty are just hard. Hoping to find some new ideas to help her get through it.
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Hi @Curious87 and welcome to ReachOut Parents! 

 

Puberty is such a hard time for teens (and families!) and we hope you are able to find some support and experiences of other parents who are going through something similar. 

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Thank you!!!
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long story ,arent they all ? My wife decided she didnt want to be married any more after 22 yrs. Have been separated for over 12 months and caring for my 10yr old son 50 % of the time . He makes me laugh nearly every time he comes to stay as he has a wicked sense of humour. 

As to parenting being stressful I must be lucky, compared to the stress of the family breakup parenting seems relatively easy, ha ha I hear you say. 

As to coping well no immediate family close by and as I am in my 60's all my friends kids are grown up so no fresh thoughts are coming from them other than , oh don't worry she'll be right or just get on with it. A long term friend who has no children sent me the link to this site and suggested I have a look. I am looking forward to learning with and from  the other parents engaged on this forum.The best thing about weekends , well when my son is here weekends always the best time as the ongoing battle of getting my son to school has a temporary truce and we get to know each other a bit better by exploring each others ideas as to what might be fun and what needs to get done 

cheers

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Hey @sidneysdad 

 

Welcome to the forums. We are glad to have you.

 

A separation would not be easy, so we're happy you are reaching out for support. It's wonderful to hear that you have such an amazing relationship with your son - it must make things a lot easier. 

 

If you ever want to talk about any concerns regarding your child or anything about parenting in more detail, feel free to start a thread here or here

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Hi, My kids are 9 and 12.

I try to keep stress levels down by eating at the table every night and asking positive open questions. Doesn't always work, but we try!

I reached out because my son is struggling to adapt to high school.

I am just as nervous about the kids entering teenage years and am in no position to offer advice!!

The best thing about weekends for us is doing different things together; we live in a great part of the country and try to take advantage of it.