Adolescents (Discipline/Instruction/Care)

Case 754


A few months ago my elder daughter, who is twenty-five... told me that she was moving out to live on her own. Later I found out that she had a boyfriend and had been sleeping at his house. That broke my heart into pieces, and I didn’t see her or talk to her for several [...]

Case 7542023-02-14T20:45:58-07:00

Case 751


I am thirty-five and my daughter is eleven. Her mother and I broke up when she was three years old.... I have concentrated on my daughter and the conflicts after separating from her mother, so I have never gotten into a new relationship. But my daughter is beginning adolescence now, and she doesn’t want to [...]

Case 7512023-02-14T20:46:30-07:00

Case 697


I am fourteen years old, and my grandmother is the one who has raised me.... I have always been required to attend church, and now they want me to get baptized, but I don’t want to do it. I want to wait until I am sure about taking this important step in my life, but [...]

Case 6972023-02-14T20:57:51-07:00

Case 290


I was married for twenty-four years to a man in whom I believed and whom I loved more than anything. We have a nineteen-year-old daughter and a sixteen-year-old son. Although through the years we faced many difficult situations and marital conflicts, I still valued keeping the family together.... A year ago, my daughter confessed to [...]

Case 2902021-01-20T03:33:08-07:00

Case 254


I am very worried, and I don’t know how to face or resolve this situation. I have a thirteen-year-old son, and a few days ago he stole a credit card from my husband’s niece to order parts for a skateboard on the Internet. He has lied to us about it from the start, swearing that [...]

Case 2542021-01-20T03:40:57-07:00

Case 263


I just got married, and my husband and I are having problems. I know that it is normal to have problems in marriage, but what hurts me the most is that one of the problems is my twelve-year-old son. My husband is not my son’s father, because when we first met I was a single [...]

Case 2632021-01-20T03:44:26-07:00

Case 211


My son went to live with his uncle and, three months later, I found out that he had stolen money from their store. We resolved the situation between the two parties calmly, but the news spread to all the family. Now no one wants anything to do with us, and we are estranged from the [...]

Case 2112021-01-20T04:09:18-07:00

Case 215


I have a friend who asked me to tell you her case so that you can help her. She is a woman with four children. The oldest is a thirteen-year-old daughter who has a different father from the man she is living with now (they are not married). The problem is that she found her [...]

Case 2152021-01-20T04:11:17-07:00

Case 217


My daughter is fourteen and very intelligent. She does well in school, but has told me that she thinks she is in love with a young man. It scares me to let her have a boyfriend when she is still so young. It could cut short her studies. Besides, for me dating is a step [...]

Case 2172021-01-20T04:11:55-07:00

Case 169


My college-aged daughter has been going out with a guy. It is a secret relationship that bothers me because she has never introduced him as her boyfriend. I’m not sure if she is ashamed of him or what is going on. I don’t know how to counsel my daughter because I tend to criticize the [...]

Case 1692021-01-20T04:16:00-07:00
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