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Principals Welcome Letter Requesting Parent Involvement
It Depends: I can see how one could have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, we all want our parents taken cared of and payed attention to. On the other hand, we don't want to wind up in an adversarial relationship with those who we want/need on our side. Also, it matters what else could be done and the time needed. There are different degrees of urging and sometimes unsolicited advice doesn't work. ...Read more
Odd question on medical and moral problem involving teen sex--why don't parents control it better?
??: That's up to the parents and their relationship to child. ...Read more
Make the phone call: In the USA, you have an absolute right to get birth control from your physician without your parents being told. Most parents won't have a problem and be glad you're using birth control. Some will have a total meltdown over it. Your physician is your guide. Best wishes. ...Read more
Does medical care involving prevention of STD's require parental consent? Wouldn't a teen who has ignorant parents have a right to safe sex?
Here are some ...: Practicing safe sex is not just your right / freedom but your obligation for the sake of personal & social safety. To do something under parental supervision before legal age, usually 18 for most parts in the world, is still highly recommended. This practice is not a matter of being absolutely right or wrong, but for general civilized protection of the minors from their parents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Refers to children: Child forms a strong emotional bond with caregivers during childhood with lifelong consequences. The absent parent or child going from one foster home to another children can develop reactive attachment disorder, they can't trust adults. Children needs to know that a parent is there when they need them. ...Read more
Mileage may vary: Well, who gets to decide? No one book works for everyone. Read a few pages in the middle of each book you see in a bookstore; if it seems to make sense, it may be worth trying. In particular, this book: http://www.Amazon.Com/caring-your-baby-young-child/dp/0553386301 should get you around most pitfalls. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Active parenting: This style teaches you to give your child freedom with limits. The limits expand as the child shows more responsibility. Check out dr. Michael popkin's program at www.Activeparenting.Com. I used to teach the class to parents and found to be the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Comfort and support: You can cope best by letting all of your thoughts and feelings be just as they are. There is not "getting over" a death, there is only deeply resting with everything that comes up. Losing a loved one is a very important moment in one's life and can bring about great changes if one does not "shut things down". Be gentle with yourself and seek psychological services to allow for growth from grief. ...Read more
United front: It is critical to present as a united front. Have discussions in terms of parenting outside the ears of the children. It is ok to let the kids know you're talking and making decisions together as a "team" and teach the kids to wait for a team response when possible. Try to target a 1-2 behaviors at a time for improvement and decide how you will address and then be a consistent team! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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