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I Have a Troubled Teen

My teen with Bipolar Disorder type 2 (agression depression) 125 People

    She Makes Me Cry

    I cried when I adopted her because she was the child of my dreams, my fantasies. She made me a mom. I cried at every milestone because I was so proud. Everything she did was perfect in my eyes. I cried at every birthday and threw my heart into making them...
    deleted deleted 26-30 70 Responses Apr 7, 2009

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    Desperate For Advice On Troubled Teen

    At around the age of 14 he began experimenting with pot. We would find the paraphernalia and the pot in our home. Regardless of how many times we found it, how many times we grounded him, or took his cell phone, TV, etc… privileges away, we would continue to find pot or...
    GrumpyGator GrumpyGator 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 11, 2013

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    Now Its Secure Detention And I Need Prayer For My Family

    My 15 yr old daughter has been through it all.  She was adopted by us at age 8.  She has had behavior problems of course.  She had escalted to the point of requiring residential treatment a few years ago.  Then again in 2009 where she was diagnosed with...
    padua padua 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 26, 2010

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    Have No Clue...

    My 18 year old is engaging in increasingly troubling behavior. He is failing. Two speeding tickets in three months after never getting one. He seems to use friends...will hang out with one group for a few weeks, then I never hear about them again. Same with girlfiends...
    JustOleMe JustOleMe 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2011

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    I Took Him To A Wilderness Program

    It started when he was about 2, although I had no idea where my child would be when he was 12. I thought it was terrible two's, I thought he was just too young and immature for kindergarten, I thought the bus driver was just mean, I thought it was just his ADHD I though it...
    MomInHell MomInHell 41-45 3 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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    Help With 13 Year Old Son

    Eli my son, (13) came home 15 mins late.  He’s supposed to be home at 8.  Because he leaves for the skate park after school and I don’t see him.  So he’s late…AGAIN.  That makes every day this week.  I had gotten an email  from his English teacher with a rubric...
    ljcopinion ljcopinion 36-40 5 Responses May 2, 2012

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    I Don't Know What To Do

    My 17 year old son has been diagnosed with depression, he says he needs help but whenever I try he shuts down and won't say anything. He recently went to the emergency room after telling someone he was going to kill himself, I was scared, hurt and confused.He is on medication and...
    happymomof2 happymomof2 36-40 6 Responses Mar 6, 2011

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    My Life

    When I was little, my parents got divorced. I was too young to care or understand any of it and as I grew up I never minded. Part of the reason why is because my father was never really a big part of my life as a child whenver he was around my mother they would fight so I never...
    anonamyse101 anonamyse101 16-17 1 Response Apr 10, 2012

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    My son, Scott is now 21.

    He was just the best kid ever. Super chill, very intelligent, never followed the crowd. He was just happy doing life his way. He played a lot of video games, hung out with his family and was just so much fun to be around. He never got in any trouble for anything other than...
    faithnow40 faithnow40 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    Born In Heaven, Raised In Hell Part ll

    PART ll After getting clean of drugs and alcohol I had an eye opening experience one morning. I woke up one saturday morning (in prison) and went to the wash room. As I was brushing my teeth I glanced in the mirror. It was that moment I saw myself as I really was. And I hated the...
    matth146 matth146 46-50 1 Response Jun 27, 2011

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    First Post

    . . . and technically, my daughter isn't a teen yet. I don't know what's going on in her head, but things are going down hill so fast. There's the typical teen (pre-teen?) stuff: not listening, blatant dis-respect, etc. There's also the red flag stuff: A recent regression to...
    AngelandPersephone AngelandPersephone 31-35 1 Response Apr 11, 2012

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    16 Year Old Nightmare!!

    I have had to call the police today on my 16 year old son, i feel terrible but know it was for the best, i done it to scare him as i can not put up with his attitude anymore or letting my 2 younger children witness his lack of respect, has anyone else done this and did it help in...
    corena79 corena79 31-35 4 Responses Aug 16, 2012

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    My 14 Year Old Daughter

    A couple weeks ago, on 1/9/11, I received a call from my daughter's friend's dad saying our kids had thrown a party at his house on Friday night and that he was out of town. My husband instantly grounded her and took her cell phone. After further questioning, we learned she had...
    momanonymous momanonymous 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 25, 2011

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    I Was A Troubled Teen (advice)

    well my story is a process... it would take forever to write it here but no one would believe where i at the age of fifteen have gone and done... check out my blog i just started and i'll update weekly... tells a little about myself, my story and what to do with teens just like...
    mrzcheekerz mrzcheekerz 13-15 Mar 3, 2011

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    I Don't Know Where to Turn

    Hello, I am a single mom with a troubled 14 yr old daughter... things are getting bad and I don't know what to do. She has recently started counseling, but she resists talking and tries to avoid appointments... we have yet to actually get a diagnosis, but she is very angry and...
    MorninGrl MorninGrl 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 29, 2009

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    14 Year Old Bipolar (mostly Manic And Angry)

    My son is above average intelligence but has no goal for anything in life.  He is Bipolar, staying manic most of the time, even on meds, and I just can't keep up most days.  He's also decided that he's either gay or bisexual, so now that his hormones are raging, all he thinks...
    off1now off1now 31-35, F Jan 30, 2011

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    My Son And His Addiction

    These past 2 years have been a mess. I found out my 16 year old son had been experimenting with cocaine when we got a call from the emergency room saying he had over dosed. I thought he had quit after that but last year he was arrested for cocaine and alcohol possession and we...
    camilleh camilleh 31-35 2 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    Moving

    Have you as parents ever had to move so your adult teen couldn`t find you?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 10, 2012

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    At My Ends Wit

    I'M A SINGLE  MOTHER OF A 16 YO BOY WHO FOR THE PAST 2YRS HAS BEEN DRIVING ME CRAZY. HE' BEEN SUFFERING FROM DEPRESSION TRIED TO COMMIT SUICIDE TWICE CUTS HIMSELF. HE WAS ADMITTED INTO A HOSPITAL LAST YEAR HE IS IN THERAPY AS AN OUT PATIENT NOW HE HAS NOT CUT HIMSELF SINCE...
    abby0125 abby0125 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 7, 2010

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    Actually My Sister Has the Troubled Teen

    I replied to another poster and figured I would just submit my story too.  My story is going to sound somewhat similar. My 14 yr old niece has similar problems. I know she was diagnosed with ADD or ADHD but I think she is probably bipolar as well. My sister is also bipolar...
    Purehope Purehope 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 24, 2009

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    I Don't Know Who She Is Anymore.

    My daughter is 17. Over the course of the last week, I have uncovered a completely different reality than the one I thought I was living. She is doing drugs (marijuana for now), sneaking out, having sex with complete strangers, lying and so much more.  I knew there was...
    Seezig Seezig 36-40 4 Responses Jun 20, 2010

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    Another Bump In the Road

    He made me cry. Right there in front of the Emergency Room Doctor, The Two Nurses, The paramedic, and the Xray technician. Things have been almost calm for a year now. Sure we have our "days."Well, more like our "moments." Nothing like things were before and right after I got...
    thornyasarose thornyasarose 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 22, 2009

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    Good morning, I have no idea

    where to start. I have four children one is almost 21 and moved out of the house and I now have three teen age kids at home. My daughter 14 no problems but my two boys 14 & 13(we will call my step son boy 1 and my youngest boy 2) on the other hand here lately have been getting...
    therockdog therockdog 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Born In Heaven, Raised In Hell.

    PART #1 My earliest memories go back to the spring/summer of my 3rd year (1966). I remember the toys I had and played with. My favorite scooter, stuffed animal, "Budd L" truck, the Nursery school I went to, the cars my mother had, to the church I went to every sunday. Life was...
    matth146 matth146 46-50 Jun 26, 2011

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    Heartbroken Mother

    He's still my son...and I love him and miss him more than I could put into words ....sometimes the pain is unbearable....and the crying is uncontrollable.... I know that I have to practice "Tough Love"....but it is just so hard... I feel so guilty and so alone..... I guess all...
    knbsmom123 knbsmom123 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2013

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    Advice Too Those Who Need It

    If u need advice I a teen will give it and believe it or not I ( most of the time) can give better advice because I was once a troubled teen a term which I don't agree with ...... Anyways if u wish for help I will give it direct me too Ur story or tell me and I'll write back...
    zoey764 zoey764 18-21, T Dec 13, 2012

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    She Doesn't Know

    She thinks she is so smart. She thinks she knows it all at almost 16. She thinks she has all the answers, lying, stealing, pushing all the limits of propriety and of our patience and even of the law. She thinks she can push us away by blowing smoke in our faces and dying her hair...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 33 Responses Apr 23, 2011

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    I Will Never Give Up On You

    When she was three I took a job babysitting so that I could buy her her own toy kitchen.It made her very happy. The high school called today; she is AWOL. The police are on it. She will need to be drug tested upon her return, and have an escort at all times--if she returns.Five...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 36 Responses Sep 28, 2011

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    My Child Changed At Flip Flop Ranch

    Flip Flop Ranch is a therapy ranch in Lucerne Valley, CA (Southern California).  They have programs for troubled teens, they call it the Barn Brats (kinda cute, I thought).  The program is only a week long and I thought, yea right, what could a week long program do...
    Parent81 Parent81 26-30, F Apr 1, 2010

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    Ten Years Later

    Augusta, Gone: A True Story.  In this book is the evolution of a kind of madness that takes over a mother's inside mind when her teen ager flips to an alterate universe that defies reason. I really started to lose my daughter when she was 14--I'd missed the earlier signs...
    notthemama notthemama 51-55, F 4 Responses Jul 18, 2010

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    Suffering

    When she lived under my roof, she did nothing but disrupt my home. She took from me and gave little in return. I gave and expected, at the very least, respect. She cried over this boy. Day in and day out. A boy whom she met in class. In a matter of three months, she went from...
    Jennifurby Jennifurby 41-45 2 Responses May 30, 2012

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    My Troubled 16 Year Old

    I have a 16 yr old and she stuggles everyday with Bipolar disorder type 2 (agression depression) and anger control problems and anxiety. She has been in an out of recpit,detention,hospitals and is now residing in a group home called 'The Glovehouse' she has been there for 5...
    proudmamaof5 proudmamaof5 36-40, F 9 Responses Jul 4, 2008

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    My Son Has Got So Withdrawn It Worries Me

    When my son turned 17 it was as if a dark cloud blew over his life. He used to do sports, go out with friends, go to parties, and still get his school work done. Now he won't even go to school, he's stopped seeing friends, he finds it quite hard to talk to us. He still enjoys his...
    dddebbb dddebbb 41-45 4 Responses Feb 5, 2011

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    My Troubled 15-year-old Daughter

    My name is Debbie and I am the mother of a very troubleed teen daughter, named Brenna. Life for us has been extremely hard for the last few years, starting with my son's diagnosis with ADHD. If all the problems with him were not enough (and OMG, they were), our daughter has gone...
    debbiebuck debbiebuck 36-40 31 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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    Habitual Liar

    My 15 year old daughter makes GREAT grades in school. However, she has NO friends. NONE!! When my oldest daughter was her age the phone rang off the hook. Girls were always over my house. I believe the problem with my 15 year old daughter is that she lies ALL the time. She...
    stacythomas stacythomas 41-45 Jul 23, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Recently my 13 yr old daughter has started becoming obsessed with 'Teenager Post'. Anyone else have teens who are obsessed with these posts?
    JoMumOfFour JoMumOfFour 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    I Have a question. My husband of 18 years is a drug addict. Addicted to pills and on and off heroin. He started the heroin After his mom passed away two years ago. It was months...
    Ssm3366 Ssm3366 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    I am a mom of two teenage girls. I do not have any boys.
    momandher2girls momandher2girls 36-40, F 5 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I can feel it. Struggling with domestic issues at home and at work, and I think depending too much on someone socially is not healthy. I always knew that but when you're swimming...
    BronzeEspada BronzeEspada 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    I wonder if I time traveled to my teenage years, and had sex with my ex, would she be cheating on me with me.
    NuclearELDER NuclearELDER 41-45, M 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    anxiety and depression..iam troubled with my life, i don't feel like iam living, i don't find anything good to live with, everything is troubled, i do everything with difficulty...
    Emmajasonn Emmajasonn 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    I love my wife but I don't feel like I get enough recognition from her for trying to be good. Culturally we are different. Socially we are different. I try to accept her culture...
    MrFKDT MrFKDT 22-25, M Aug 29

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    I am very troubled with what I'm going to do with my life, I have no clue what I want to do now that I've left school and this makes me really anxious and scared of what will the...
    Verix Verix 18-21, M Sep 2

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    I am not a teen mom and I don't know any teen parents personally but I have the common sense to not judge them. Its actually extremely rude to do that. You aren't better than them...
    Jessica4729 Jessica4729 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I don't hate immature teens as a whole, hates a little strong. Dislike is more like it, but some teens can't help being immature. I'm still under 21 years of age, I'm an older teen...
    KawaiiDemon KawaiiDemon 18-21 Aug 20

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    I was a teen mom at the age of 16, I had my second daughter at the age of 19. Of course I had the support of my family. I didn't want to be the typical story of a teen mom on...
    brokenhearted7108 brokenhearted7108 31-35, F Aug 18

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    Out of the Dark~ I long for the time of endless slumber, for the lights, and midnight parades. The clowns, whose masks only accentuate their madness, cannot hide in this stillness...
    Aurinne Aurinne 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    What pics/selfies are appropriate for teens? This is something I've been thinking about. I'm not one for provocative, sexy or lingerie flashing teen selfies because any one can...
    storylover6 storylover6 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    For over the last year I have been involved with an old friend who is married. We are having an affair, at least we were. A month ago his wife discovered his affair and he decided...
    michaelsotherwoman michaelsotherwoman 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    My father married a women and could not conceive a child even after 15 years of marriage.So he married another women(my mother) just to have prove the world that he does not have...
    aanaskhan2003 aanaskhan2003 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    An Ode To A Dream Once, there existed a boy, young and naive as he can be. And in a dream, he had met you. You were the one to fill the hollow, his light and his darkness. The one...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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