I Have a Troubled Teen

My teen with Bipolar Disorder type 2 (agression depression) 132 People

    To all my friends without children

    who love to give me advice about how to handle my child: Not everything u say is wrong. In fact, you're right about most things, but do not understand it is not as simple as u think. It's very easy for u to say just do this or don't do that, but u also have to understand there...
    VioletMerryweather VioletMerryweather
    36-40, F
    Aug 11, 2015

    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

    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
    1 Response Jun 27, 2011

    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
    51-55, F
    32 Responses Sep 28, 2011

    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
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 18, 2014

    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
    51-55, F
    27 Responses Apr 23, 2011

    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

    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

    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
    Jun 26, 2011

    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
    4 Responses Aug 16, 2012

    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
    1 Response Dec 6, 2013

    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

    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
    63 Responses Apr 7, 2009

    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
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 9, 2013

    My 15 year old son has been troubled

    since he was 6 years old. He has blacked his sisters eyes, broke down doors, threaten to kill numerous times, and poured gasoline around the house, attacked myself and others so many times in his earlier years. I tried to reach out for help many of times. He has been placed in...
    tereshaa tereshaa
    41-45, F
    Jul 17, 2015

    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

    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
    3 Responses Jun 2, 2013

    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

    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
    1 Response Apr 11, 2012

    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

    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
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2012

    I have a 14 year old

    that is troubled, he's not as bad as things could be but I am worried about where things are headed. He steals, lies, doesn't go to school and at times if he knows that he is in trouble he wont come home. I am divorced from him dad that he wants nothing with. He has taught him...
    tdcjjdjw tdcjjdjw
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2016

    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

    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

    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

    At My Ends Wit

    abby0125 abby0125
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Jan 7, 2010

    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
    32 Responses Jul 17, 2009

    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
    1 Response Apr 10, 2012

    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
    Jul 23, 2013


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

    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
    Mar 3, 2011

    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

    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
    3 Responses Jun 20, 2010

    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

    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
    6 Responses May 2, 2012

    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
    5 Responses Mar 6, 2011
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