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Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren

Question: Dear Luise: I am at a loss. My husbands parents are good grandparents, they love the grandkids a lot. I have some common complaints, they refuse to childproof (even leaving things like dishes of marbles out) and they don’t seem to try and follow some of our important rules about food, but they love the kids and want […]

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My 13 Year-old Son

Question: Dear Luise: I have a 13 year old son who hates me. I have been the best mom I know how to be. The problem is my son has been spoiled. He is also has been raise in a split home. His dad and I have been separated since he was a baby. His dad has a […]

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She Demands Her Child Support

Question: Dear Luise: My question is about Child Support. My Fiancé has a 12 year old daughter from a previous marriage. My fiancé gets child support for her. The 12 year old DEMANDS her support money every month, in that she basically asks for things we cannot afford. When her mom tells her no she tells […]

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We Miss Our Grandson

Question: My son and dtr in law got married and had a son.  My son was in the army and my dil had to leave my son, due to issues, with my 2 month grandson. she didn’t go home to her morther’s she came home to me.  Its now been 2 yrs and my son […]

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She Acts Out At My House

    Question: Dear Luise: I have a 8 year daughter, who i only see on the weekends. i feel like we dont know each other that well. Her mood changes like the flick of a switch. and i feel like i dont know how to punish her when she does wrong..because i dont see […]

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I Don’t Get Any Response

Question: Dear Luise: I am a mom of 3 daughters, 17,19 & 21.The problem I have is with my 19yr old. She is in college over 1000 miles away. She has no respect for our family.  She thinks her friends have her back but they don’t stay around long when they figure out her attitude. […]

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