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Divorce or Stay Together?

Divorce or Stay Together for Kids

Divorce or Stay Together Should we divorce or stay together for the sake of the children? Dear Tamara: My wife and I have been married for six years, but we’re currently separated and considering divorce. We are in counseling, but I’m ready to end the marriage. I’ve tried to tell my wife how I feel, but […]

Bullied by His Teacher!

Dear Tamara: I think my son is getting bullied by his teacher. Maybe bullying is a strong word, but he is definitely a target! He is always in trouble with his teacher and receiving some type of disciplinary action and it is getting excessive. The teacher claims that my son is a constant interruption in […]

Pregnant College Student!

Dear Tamara: I’m a 19-year-old  pregnant college student. Something keeps telling me to keep this child. The only problem is I work minimum wage and I’ve been threatened to get kicked out of the house if I have it. I honestly don’t have the means to take care of a baby and I’m freaking out […]

Single Parent Dating!

Dear Tamara: I am a single mother with three children and I am finding it extremely hard to date! First, I don’t know where to find quality dates. Second, I can’t seem to find the time between little league and dance class. By the end of the week I am pooped and too tired to […]

At What Age Should Teens Date?

Dear Tamara: My daughter is 14 years old and wants to go out on a date with a boy from her class. I say ABSOLUTELY NOT, I think she is too young to date and too young to be thinking about boys. I don’t want her to become boy crazy like so many other teen girls. […]

Blended Family Blues!

Dear Tamara: My wife and I married four months ago and are trying very hard to blend two households. She has two daughters from her first marriage and I have a daughter from my first marriage. My wife has full custody of her children and I have a shared parenting agreement with my ex-wife. Needless […]

Reality TV is Ruining my Daughter!

Dear Tamara: Reality television is ruining my daughter! My 13-year-old daughter is addicted to reality TV. Every time I turn around she is watching Teen Mom, the Housewives, Love and Hip Hop and The Braxtons. Even when I cut her off on the television, she sneaks and watches them on her phone on Netflix. She […]

Father vs Stepfather!

Dear Tamara: I am getting married in less than two months and I still have not decided who will walk me down the aisle and give me away. Father vs Stepfather has been a huge issue in my house and has been causing a tremendous amount of stress. I cannot choose between my biological father […]

Condom in my Daughter’s Purse!

Dear Tamara: I am going crazy! I found a condom in my daughter’s purse. I don’t know if I am more angry or afraid! She is only sixteen years old. I had no idea she was sexually active. I had my first child when I was sixteen, I am not ready to be a grandmother […]

Spends too Much Time With Son!

Dear Tamara: My boyfriend spends too much time with his son! He has a toddler son who lives an hour away. Every time the child sniffles, he runs out of town to be with him. If the child has a simple fever or cold, my boyfriend will run to see about him, and even take […]