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Discuss specifics: Whom are you referring? Yourself? If so just discuss the possibility. If about their child, there must be a context such as school performance which is raising concerns. Use that as the context for framing your concerns. ...Read more
How to talk to parents about taking you to a gyno? I'm scared to ask. Its awkward and weird but they know im having sex. But still idk
Pelvic Examination: If you already have an open dialogue with your parents regarding sexual activity, then asking to be taken to a gynecologist for a routine examination should be relatively straightforward. A direct statement, such as, "Since I am having sex, I would like to see a gynecologist to make sure that everything is OK" should suffice. ...Read more
Frankly: Be honest. Explain your concerns. Tell them directly what type of help you desire. ...Read more
Autonomy: You can't be forced to have unwanted surgery. Further, your parents are jerks if they don't respect your wishes. It may be time to tell a school counselor what's going on, or if they have initiated plans for surgery, even someone in law enforcement. ...Read more
If a teen has psychotherapy, will everything remain private or does the therapist have to talk to parents if they ask?
I am in love with a guy. He was gioing to talk his parents but now he refused. I broke. Now I can't eat, sleep, walk and drink water. He says he loves me?
Young love hurts bad: So sorry, you are having heartbreak over a young man. He may change his mind. But for now you must regain your spirit. You have lots to offer this world, yourself, and other guys. Please start drinking water and walking. Then you will be able to sleep and eat. Don't think this is an attractive way to attract him or others. We have all been there and recovered. You will too. Namaste. ...Read more
Think I may be depressed after having my 4 surgery this time on shoulder 2 months ago. Cant talk to parents. What should I do. I hate my life right no?
Shoulder specialist!: You likely would benefit from being evaluated by another orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in complex shoulder instability and injury. A second/third opinion is definitely recommended in such cases. Talk/visit with your primary care physician now, nonetheless, and make sure your feelings of depression are discussed and addressed. ...Read more
See below: I would not blame it on boomers. All generations have had kids disrespect their parents. ...Read more
Lots of issues: Any specific issue? During puberty you change from top to toe inside and out. Hormones are at their peak and you gain your secondary sex characteristics. Your brain is rewiring and you need to trust the advice of your parents. Be your own person, do not follow the actions of others to be part of a peer group. You are experiencing what we all have for eons so keep it in perspective and go with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
End of Life Talk: There are many ways to approach this issue. Comfortable setting for the parents. Using yourself as an example is a great way to break the ice. "you know mom and dad, I just signed these documents about what I want at the end of life. Have you done that yet? " this is just one strategy that will help for resusitation concerns. Donor concerns can also be handled in this manner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anytime: Shortest answer is anytime. Do you want to be kept alive with machines when there is no hope for recovery, fed with a tube in the stomach, and who do you want to make your decisions if there come a time when you cannot? What are your hopes and goals for your older age years? These are tough decisions and should be given time to consider, so anytime is a great time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to lose weight but my school told my parents I wasn't eating and was making myself sick (I'm wasn't). Now I can't talk to my parents about It?
Talking to parents: It may be different depending on how old you actually are (your question says you're 39?) and whether it's your depression you want to talk about, or concerns about their depression. Either way, you can first educate yourself about depression. Http://tinyurl. Com/zsyjr you can pick a quiet time to speak with them and ask for support. Here are some suggestions: http://tinyurl. Com/lya2oj7. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Honest conversation: Having an open and honest conversation about your concerns regarding your mental health is important. Asking for your parents support to seek professional advice in order to make an informed decision about starting treatment is a great first step. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes I feel so angry and stressed out for no reason. Talking to my parents is hard and I spend my day doing nothing bc of it. What is this?
Mood swings...: If you are experiencing mood swings or increased irritability that is difficult to control and interfering with your daily life relationships and activities then I think it is time to see a therapist or counselor. The only way to tell what is going on and how to control it is by making a formal evaluation and possible treatment. ...Read more
Why is it that tweens and teens have trouble talking to their parents about their puberty issues?
Uncomfortable: Many adolescents that age simply do not feel comfortable talking about personal/private body issues with their parents. Parents may also be uncomfortable discussing it because of their own issues. Parents are still a good source of information and have the teens/tweens best interest at heart so it is beneficial to start there. Parents can then help with other resources to answer their questions. ...Read more
I'm worried about my friend, she suffers from severe depression. It won't help talking to her parent. I don't know what to do anymore! Help!
All psychologists I have contacted tell me I need parental consent for psychotherapy. I would rather suffer than talk to my parents. What can I do?
Consent: Try and ask a therapist for a consent form & bring it to your parents with an X where they sign. Just ask them to sign & ask for their insurance information. Then go back to the therapist with it. You might even try to write them a note that asks. It is important that you find a way to speak 2 your parents, briefly in order to get the help you want. There is no need to suffer needlessly. U Can do this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer