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Member Advice for Parents of Teenagers

(+) Watching them grow from a child to an adult (-) Watching them turn into Kevin and perry (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2003)

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Member Advice on Tests During Pregnancy

(+) Peace of mind that your child is normal (-) Heart-wrenching decision if all is not well (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2000)

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Getting Engaged

(+) Finding your partner can still be romantic after 9 years together (-) Hangover from the champagne (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2004)

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Member Advice on Living with an autistic child

(+) A very loving child (-) Social problems, very difficult to live with, the list goes on.... (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2002)

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Member advice on having a premature baby.

(+) A wonderful son (-) Coping (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2003)

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Members advice on your drink being spiked

(+) you need to be warned (-) that you should have to be warned (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2005)

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Member Advice on Separated Families

(+) Two lots of presents, happier parents (-) Tearful times (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2002)

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Members Advice on Buying Toys

(+) Buying the right bike makes it a less frequent event (-) It only starts with buying the bike - what about knowing how to ride it? (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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When your child leaves home

(+) A fantastic opportunity (-) Feeling a bit sad (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2007)

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Member Advice on Ectopic Pregnancy

(+) None (-) The Whole Experience (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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Parent Teacher Association

(+) Being involved with your childrens school (-) Being at school too much! (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2006)

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Non-religious funerals

(+) "I came like the wind...." (-) "....like water I go." (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2009)

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Starting Playgroup

(+) Your child gets to learn and play in a wonderful vibrant enviroment, get some time to yourself, watching your child grow. (-) You have to let go! (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2006)

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Member Advice on Coping When a Loved One is in Prison

(+) not a lot of them really (-) travelling and upset (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2002)

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Member Advice on Maternity Wear

(+) A whole new wardrobe .... (-) Expensive and short lived! (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2005)

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Member Advice on Dealing With Harassment

(+) eerm?? (-) feeling tainted (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2003)

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Member Advice on Not Wanting Children

(+) See review (-) See review (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2004)

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Coping With Not Being Able to Have Children

(+) no periods post hysterectomy... (-) longing, heartache when you see a baby, loss of self worth... (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2007)

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Members Advice on Seniors Relationships

(+) Trips down memory lane, getting to help them (-) Difficult to watch them grow old (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2006)

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Member Advice on Wedding Photographers

(+) Memories worth seeing over and over! (-) hearing "Just a few more please!" (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2006)

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Member Advice on Vasectomy

(+) No more children (-) It is just a small prick but it hurts (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Being a Step Parent

(+) Can Be Very Rewarding, You Can Get Lots More Love, You Can Help The Children Grow (-) Can Be Very Hard Work, The Children Can Be Resentful, Ex-Partners Can Make Life Difficult (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2000)

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Member Advice on Womens Relationships

(+) Being with someone you love (-) Differences between men and women (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2006)

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Member Advice on Children Nutrition

(+) helps children to enjoy all food (-) none (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Surviving an Accident

(+) You learn from your experiences and how to handle that should it ever happen again. (-) Damaged vehcile. Loss of no claims. Expense of excess. (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2003)

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Member Advice on Single Parents

(+) N/A (-) N/A (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Teen Suicide

(+) I can't think of any (-) Depression, ruins your life if you let it. (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2003)

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Cellulitis

(+) No matter how small if you have a proble - get it checked out! (-) .. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2005)

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Member Advice on Prenatal stimulation

(+) may lead to better life-chances for your baby (-) many options cost a lot (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2001)

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Member Advice on Age Gaps

(+) Nothing matters when love is true. (-) sometimes you have to let go. (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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How i deal with a teenager

Advantages: Watching them grow from a child to an adult
Disadvantages: Watching them turn into Kevin and perry

My daughter is 15 years old almost 16, and i can tell you its not been easy at times, but overall she is a good kid that has been through an awful lot. When my daughter was 3 myself and my husband split up, but i think she was to really to young to und ...

Maxlarndison 05.02.2007 ˇ Read full review
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Terrible Teens?

Advantages: Sometimes we see teenagers grow in confidence and maturity
Disadvantages: Sometimes teenagers become angry and moody, or indulge in dangerous behaviours

[NB: this is a partly-rewritten version of an article on teenagers that I wrote a few years ago for my home education web-site. I've used male pronouns throughout to refer to a teenager because I have sons myself, but each time it could of course equall ...

Kukana 17.03.2004 ˇ Read full review
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Puberty And Pre-Teen Monsters

Advantages: ???
Disadvantages: ! ! !

What is worse: to be a teacher and have a class of more than thirty highly pubertal boys and girls for 45 minutes every day or to be a parent and have one child of this age group at home? The worst scenario is, of course, to be a teacher teaching the age ...

MALU 25.06.2004 ˇ Read full review
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From A Teenagers Point Of View

Advantages: From a teens point of view
Disadvantages: Im not a parent

I would still class myself as a teenager, so i really hope i can help some parents here on keeping a good relationship with their children. Well, the situation in my house is, my parents are happily married and have been for 24 years, so obviously, i ...

amy_jay 23.07.2004 ˇ Read full review
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Teenagers and Trying Times.

Advantages: Few and far between but rewarding in the end.
Disadvantages: Where do you want me to start?

Before I start this I just want to say to all you teenagers here on Ciao that this is not in any way meant as detrimental, there are some very talented and mature members out there and they are still in their teens but for parents it can be a tough time. ...

Gill_J 01.07.2004 ˇ Read full review
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