From sleep issues to tantrums to potty training, you have to tackle every arduous aspect of parenting on your own.Through this role, you learn just how much you are capable of and give your child the ultimate representation of a role model.

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We all know there’s no handbook on parenting or caregiving.

We all know kids sometimes do things that they have no business doing; as a former teen mom, I can strongly attest to this.

The boys promised they would leave by and she made it clear that they weren't going to "do anything." My husband and I also agreed that she could not date until she was at least done with freshman year.

She thought this was very unreasonable and argued that her friend's parents were letting a boy that was 16 and living in another town drive over and pick her up for a movie. Your daughter is using the old saw "my friend's parents are...." That is very normal and, as is appropriate, you as her parents have said she may not date until she has finished her freshman year.

When my ex-husband and I separated, I thought I’d be single for the rest of my life.

I planned on keeping my married name, raising my 2-month-old daughter alone, and living out some kind of disservice.I don’t know if you knew, but it goes down in fifth grade, from the DMs to school hallways.While I have memories of my now 27-year-old self being 10-11 years old, I have learned that the 10-11-year-old kids of today are not the sort that I or any generation preceding mine were.What’s here and right now is my daughter’s entrance into puberty at 10 years old and the countless girls in her age group who are already B-cup deep in the process.What’s here and right now is the question of how much they know about dating, relationships and sex and how well-equipped they are by the adults in their life to navigate these realms.However, we both realized that this invitation, although premature, was the first of more to come. How can I prepare my baby girl for a world that I’d prefer she never enter?