Category Archives: parents

MY PARENTS ARE DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!

Dear Brandon, GET. ME. OUTTA. HERE! My parents are literally driving me KA-RAY-ZEE!! We argue over EVERYTHING, including school, what to have for lunch, and how my new room should look. I’m upset and angry all the time, but I have to keep it to myself and pretend to be happy. I sometimes have to […] Read more

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I’M NERVOUS ABOUT GOING OUT WITHOUT MY PARENTS

Dear Nikki, I’ll be going into town with my two very best friends and I can’t wait! But I’m also a little nervous because we’ll be going without parents, and it’ll be the first time I’ve ever done something like that. Will you please give me some tips on how to relax and just have […] Read more

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MY PARENTS WON’T STOP FIGHTING!

Dear Brandon, I NEED YOUR HELP! My parents won’t stop fighting and it’s scaring me! They scream at each other and I always distract them and put them in different rooms to cool things off, but it doesn’t work! Sometimes, my parents even threaten to split up, but a week later they forget about it […] Read more

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My Parents Won’t Give Me an Allowance!

Dear Brandon, I can’t seem to get my parents to give me an allowance. At my school, everyone has an allowance and it seems to me that I’m the only one who doesn’t have one. Please help! Penniless Hey Penniless! Isn’t it the worst when you think you’re the only one who doesn’t have something? […] Read more

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MY DAD READ MY DIARY!!!

Dear Nikki, OMG!!  You are NEVER going to believe this!! My DAD read my diary!!! And even worse, we just had a fight, so the most recent entries were all about how mad I was at him! He went into my room when I was at school and read it and confronted me about what […] Read more

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My Parents stopped my allowance

Dear Brandon, My dad just lost his job and my mom works part time. I used to get an allowance every week for doing chores around our home, but now my parents can’t afford to give me one. All of my friends spend their free time at the mall shopping and going to movies. Since […] Read more

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WHEN YOUR PARENTS COMPARE YOU TO YOUR SIBLING

Today’s question comes from Lena, who writes: My family values intelligence over everything else, and my brother is really smart. He has medals, awards, honors, and he’s taking pre-calculus, even though he’s only 13. It’s a lot to live up to, and my parents are always comparing me to him. They say, “Your brother had […] Read more

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SHOULD I GIVE UP MY DREAM?!

What’s Up Brandon, I really want to be a famous entertainer one day. I love music and “old school” singers like Stevie Wonder and Prince. I practice singing and playing my guitar every day and I even write my own songs. The only problem is that no one takes me seriously, and my parents say I should […] Read more

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SUFFERING IN SILENCE

Dear Brandon, I’ve known for a while that my parents are getting a divorce. I really want to tell my friends, but I still feel weird about the whole thing. They’ve noticed that I’ve been kind of down at school lately and they keep asking me if I’m okay. Do you think I should tell […] Read more

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WHEN YOUR PARENTS WON’T GIVE YOU THE PARTY YOU WANT

Today’s question comes from Bridgette, who writes: My dad won’t let me have a birthday party at Sweet and Sassy. I haven’t had a birthday party in six years and I’m turning ten this year. All I want is an ultimate mini spa party at Sweet and Sassy. My mom tried to talk my dad […] Read more

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