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I Have a Troubled Teen

My teen with Bipolar Disorder type 2 (agression depression) 124 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    My Son Has Got So Withdrawn It Worries Me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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 69 Responses Apr 7, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 32 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    Okay let me rephrase the fluffin story since the previous one got deleted(gosh) I feel crapped out from school and home. It's seems as tho that all my emotions are srsly...
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    Being a teenager mom is the best thing that has ever happened to me my son is the most amazing person in my life I wouldn't change it for the world he has helped me become a better...
    zombiekitten12 zombiekitten12 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    I am in my mid twenties and just got married. My husband is the most supportive, loving, and loyal person who accepts all my flaws. I couldn't ask for a better partner. However, I...
    xl2368 xl2368 26-30, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I am an almost 21 year old female. 5'7" and 115 pounds. I have struggled with severe self esteem issues for years, basically my whole adolescent and teenage life and since I was...
    Iambekah Iambekah 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    OK. I have had a very eventful and exhausting day. Last night I started having contractions around 11:00 as hours passed, they became more regular and much stronger (making it...
    BayleeTeenMom BayleeTeenMom 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    OK. I have had a very eventful and exhausting day. Last night I started having contractions around 11:00 as hours passed, they became more regular and much stronger (making it...
    BayleeTeenMom BayleeTeenMom 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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      I'm 16 from perth, I was just wondering if anyone finds me attractive and would have sex with me
    SamSIut SamSIut 16-17, M 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    My parents were married because my Mom was pregnant when they were both twenty. That was my older sis, I was born 3years later. Then my Dad had an affair that resulted in a...
    JBCANZ JBCANZ 41-45, F 7 hrs ago

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    Well, I'm going to be very real here. It's my 19th last year as a teenager and that makes me dismal. Yes I still want to remain teenager for life and I never wanna grow up so fast...
    cunny10 cunny10 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    We ought to have standards, even in troubled times.
    adarkboy adarkboy 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 6

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    I am not sure what to make of this: I married the second guy I ever dated, I was getting older and wanted a family. I knew I didn't love him but we had fun times. I ultimately...
    NJChica NJChica 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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