Hello, I need relationship advice can you please give me some?
Dear Person That Needs Relationship Advice,
I am unclear on what exactly you need advice about. There are many kinds of relationships which include: friendships, work/school relationships, and of course, romantic relationships, just to name a few. Every one of them requires work, and it is your responsibility to make time for each if you want to keep them around. It is also important to remember that you should never ever force anyone into a relationship. There always needs to be a mutual interest in order for a relationship to work. Don't ever pressure a friend, girlfriend/boyfriend, classmate or acquaintance into doing or saying anything they don't want to do, or into doing anything they might get into trouble for. Those really are some of the most important things to remember, because each person involved knows their place with the other. If you would like a more specific answer, feel free to write me again with a more specific question.
Best of luck,
Dear Abby, I just wanted some advice on how I can get my grades up and to raise money for my class. I’m a senior that is still filling out college applications. Please and thank you.
I can understand your struggle with balancing all the responsibilities that come with school, extra activities, and life in general. It is just the beginning of school and I find it is hard to come back from summer and get back into a regular school routine. This is when you really need to crack down on your schedule and figure out what works for you. Get your priorities in order, make “to do” lists and stick to them. I find it is easiest for me to complete tasks in order of most important to least important because it is easy to get caught up in irrelevant tasks. So focus on your grades first, then get those college applications out of the way, so you have more time for class fundraising.
Hope this helps,
How do I combat teenager entitlement? I feel many teenagers today are becoming too lax in their treatment of others, and especially in their treatment of elders. I'm concerned about my child falling into this category. As a parent, I am considering the following measures, temporarily, just to prove a point about what life could be like.
-Putting a lock on the bedroom door, so this teen has to sleep on the floor or on the couch
-Confiscating all electronics
-Not allowing visitation from friends-only immediate family
What I would leave my teen with:
-A pillow and blanket-which has to be put away first thing upon waking up.
-A laundry basket with the following of my choosing: 3 pairs of jeans, 3 shirts, one jacket, three sets of undergarments, two sets of pajamas, one pair of tennis shoes and one pair of boots (in case it gets cold).
-One hair brush
-The bare essentials of hygiene (deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)
What are your thoughts regarding these methods? Too harsh? Do you think this would be effective in teaching respect?
Dear Parent Who Needs Advice,
I believe that times are changing and the world is advancing in technology. Your child sees this kind of behavior on social media, television, and at school. Now I’m not saying that this behavior is okay. However, I think by punishing your kid so drastically could cause him/her to rebel, and it could possibly make things worse. I suggest to maybe try to sit down and have a civil conversation with your son or daughter, and let your child know your expectations. If he or she continues to to be disrespectful to elders, then I would take it to the extent of discipling him or her as needed.
Hope This Helps,