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Can you tell me how I could learn to deal with my parents not being the parents I need them to be?

Can you tell me how I could learn to deal with my parents not being the parents I need them to be?

Get substitutes: I gather that you're a teen but I'll assume it's appropriate for me to answer. If they're meeting your physical needs for safety, but unable to provide for you emotionally, find somebody wholesome who'll befriend you -- a teacher, coach, pastor, older teen. There's good people out there, even when biological parents can't do everything that you'd like them to. Be aggressive in your search. ...Read more

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How do you displine ADHD children? And to approach them to talk to them to solve a problem? When they are in the wrong......

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How do you displine ADHD children? And to approach them to talk to them to solve a problem?  When they are in the wrong......

Adhd: Are limits, provide structure, be consistent, be gentle but firm, build on their strengths instead of magnifying weaknesses. ...Read more

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How do I discipline a child without yelling or punishing? Children often don't understand what we try to tell them...

How do I discipline a child without yelling or punishing? Children often don't understand what we try to tell them...

Consequences : They will learn they need to listen and follow your rules if not doing so caused for them to lose something they truly like. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to deal with people who deliberately enjoy making you feel bad?

I try not to: gratify them. By not giving them much of a reaction, I am no longer a fun target for them. I also try not to surround myself with negative people. Take care. ...Read more

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How do you explain to kids that they need homeschooling to be away from bad influences? They want to stay in school.

How do you explain to kids that they need homeschooling to be away from bad influences? They want to stay in school.

Well....: If your child wants to stay in school, then they may be better off there. If they were being bullied or were not enjoying the experience, i'm sure they would jump at the chance to stay home. As far as bad influences are concerned, early education about drugs, alcohol and sex are the parents responsibility anyway, so be sure to inform your child about these dangers. ...Read more

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What can I do to cope with anxiety when at school/work?

What can I do to cope with anxiety when at school/work?

One way is too...: ... Fully engage in what you are doing. If you focus intensely on the task at hand, then extraneous sources of stress and longer term concerns will not affect you as much. Of course, you may need treatment (meds, counseling, spiritual inspiration) to fully overcome disabling stress, but the best first step is to compartmentalize your other challenges so you can deal with the task at hand. ...Read more

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What are some ways I can deal with my mom more? She always yell about everything(notabusive)and I just want to learn how to sit down&talk things out

What are some ways I can deal with my mom more? She always yell about everything(notabusive)and I just want to learn how to sit down&talk things out

Let her know: that you are open to healthy dialogue. Work on your own yelling (if you yell). If things aren't satisfactory after you and your mother address this together then consider family counseling. take care. ...Read more

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How do you deal with adut add if you are going back to school?

How do you deal with adut add if you are going back to school?

Depends: As any adult going back to school, you should stay organized and ask for help if you need it with tutoring. Do you need medication or not depends on how you are doing, and are you doing everything you can without medication. Check on additudemag.Com for study tips, and talk to your doctor if your grades are suffering after trying other solutions. ...Read more

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How do you talk to someone about rape without upsetting them, especially if when they were young and it happened and now you are their partner and don't want to make them upset.

How do you talk to someone about rape without upsetting them, especially if when they were young and it happened and now you are their partner and don't want to make them upset.

Sensitive Subject: I would respect that person's boundaries. If the person doesn't care to share this with you - I wouldn't push the issue. If the person is suffering because of past sexual trauma - would encourage the person to seek professional help. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to deal with rejection, bullies, and self-loathing?

Can you tell me how to deal with rejection, bullies, and self-loathing?

Tell someone: Find someone you trust and say something. Keeping it inside does nothing. Depending on the context, find out what resources you have at your disposal to stop the bullying. DO NOT TAKE THE LAW INTO YOUR OWN HANDS. Believe it or not, most bullies are about as insecure and full of self loathing as you say you are, however, it manifests itself as them taking out insecurity and rage on safe targets. ...Read more

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How can I get people to stop interfering with my parenting?

How can I get people to stop interfering with my parenting?

Do the Right Thing: There are 3 types of advice. Good advice that works. Good advice, but not right for your baby . And absolutely poor advice that might be harmful.Listen politely and do what you think is best. If they continue to harass you, be polite, but firm nd tell themyou will ask for help when it is needed. ...Read more

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Why do teachers treat you differently if you live in foster care?

FOSTER CARE: Kids raised in foster care are disciplined by mentors. Sometimes they are misbehaved due to lack of parental guidance. So they are treated differently. ...Read more

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What can you do to politely deal with social eating when you're allergic to everything on the menu?

What can you do to politely deal with social eating when you're allergic to everything on the menu?

Bring snacks: Bringing snacks with you that you can eat will reduce your need to explain yourself, though will not eliminate it. We are becoming more aware of allergies and this helps allergy sufferers not have to bear the burden of having to worry about offending others. An alternate source of foods you can eat and a brief, kind explanation ought to suffice. ...Read more

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How can I teach my kids to responsibly use the internet?

Role model: For example, if you are looking up directions talk about what you are doing. If you are checking facebook talk about the importance of knowing who your "friends" are and setting privacy limits. Discuss online bullying with your children and let them know that their internet usage will be supervised. Limit usage to no more than 2 hrs/day. Make it a habit to openly discuss what sites they visit. ...Read more

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What do people mean when they say they need to find themselves? How can people lose touch with who they truly are?

What do people mean when they say they need to find themselves? How can people lose touch with who they truly are?

Believe they mean: Finding a purpose and direction born of conviction and desire. Something that helps guide your decisions and actions rather than just filling your days with meaningless activities...But that's just a guess. Ask them what they mean. ...Read more

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How do I prepare the teachers to help my child with diabetes?

How do I prepare the teachers to help my child with diabetes?

Safe at school: Check out the resources available for this situation from the american diabetes association safe at school program. http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/parents-and-kids/diabetes-care-at-school/. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if people with asthma can do stuff with their life?

Can you tell me if people with asthma can do stuff with their life?

Yes: With todays treatment choices, there is no reason an asthma patient cannot do almost anything anyone else can do.If their symptoms are not controlled well enough that they avoid certain activities, they need to get with their doc and change their treatment program to get better control. ...Read more

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I look at people's private parts while talking to them. How can I overcome this problem?

I look at people's private parts while talking to them. How can I overcome this problem?

Concentrate: Focus on their eyes/face intentionally. You can control this behavior with a little effort. It will get easier / more natural with time. ...Read more

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How can I teach my child the social skills necessary to make little friends?

How can I teach my child the social skills necessary to make little friends?

See below.: Children have to learn how to choose friends wisely. Parents can help young children learn how to make friends by teaching them concepts such as sharing, compassion, and conflict resolution and how to choose good friends and resist negative influences. Kids learn how to get along by watching other kids. ...Read more