Archive for the Teenagers Category

Helping a Lonely Teen

As seen in Brooklyn Family Magazine and on NY Parenting.com Dear Sharon, Is there a particular time in a boy’s life when he should be developing social skills and friendships? Our 13 year old is
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Cursing Teen

Dear Sharon, I read your article about the 13-year-old boy that wants a tattoo. I, also have a 13 year old that likes to curse. It is very upsetting to me and I don’t know
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When, If and How to say no to Tattoos and Piercings.

Dear Sharon, Our son is 13 and he’s driving us crazy. He’s into heavy metal music and now he wants to have his body tattooed and pierced. So far we have managed to keep this
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Young Teen Keeps Mom from gyn Visit

Dear Sharon, My daughter has just turned 14. She wants me to make an appointment for her to see a gynecologist and I am very upset. She also wants to go alone. What should I
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Girls, Moms and Appearance

Dear Sharon, I am a woman who looks my age…I’m in my late 40’s. In my youth they called a woman who looked like me “matronly”. With the contemporary emphasis on youth and staying slim
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Tween Out of Control

Dear Sharon, Our 12-year daughter has changed so much this year. Her behavior seems out of our control. She’s “hanging out” with her friends, all the time, (including boys) and is looking and acting like
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Helping a belligerent teen

Dear Sharon, We’re having trouble disciplining our teenager. She doesn’t listen to anything we say, and we don’t seem to have much recourse. She ignores her curfew and comes home whenever she wants to, and
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Bullying

Dear Sharon, I’m concerned about the girl bullying that’s going on at my daughter’s middle school. Recently my daughter was physically threatened by a “group” of girls and she is afraid. She won’t let me
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Teenagers and Homework

Dear Sharon, I have a 12 year old who is a homework problem kid. He doesn’t want to do anything but computer games and hang out with his friends. We end up fighting a great
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Talking About Sex to Teens

Dear Sharon, Talking sex with teenagers is never easy. Is there a way you would recommend to approach the subject? We are very interested in instilling in our sons responsibility for their actions regarding birth
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