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Melanie    Posted 12-09-2004 at 13:57:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
...be kidding me. :(



SusieQ    Posted 12-10-2004 at 03:43:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm makes planned parenthood look more and more like the best option these days, I still say............get back to basics. Pull all phones, have no cells, cut back on the junk things kids have...after all, they don't pay all the bills.


JB    Posted 12-09-2004 at 18:33:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
That kid needs to take a run through Judge Judy's court, ("do you see stupid written on my forehead?") or Judge Joe Brown's ("where do you get off thinking you own ANYTHING in the house of your parents? They own the AIR you breathe!!!").

They would love to meet up with a little goober like him (or her, either one!)


Fern(Mi)    Posted 12-09-2004 at 16:17:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
The same laws applied some 20yrs ago, the schools teaching the adolescents “Teens and the Law.”

When my boys gave me or their mother any trouble, including disrespect, I took them out into the back yard for what I called a waltz.
Giving them every opportunity to exchange physical ideas only one to two rounds took care of all out/their problems as to proper respect, curfews, acceptable public manners and driving behavior. The vehicles belonged to me.
Fernan


Clipper    Posted 12-09-2004 at 14:01:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just when you think it can't get any worse....it does.


Melanie    Posted 12-09-2004 at 14:06:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tellya what, I'll eavesdrop on my kid if, when, and how I want. And if I can't convict the little felon trying to get next to her, I surely can terrify her into refusing to even see a guy with his same first name again for the rest of her life. That's my answer. Humph. Teenagers, nothing. As Cosby said his daddy said, "I brought you into this world, and I can take you right back out of it!"


Alias    Posted 12-09-2004 at 16:33:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
To reinterate what I told my kids when they were growing up, "It's my way or no way" and, "If it comes to a question of your sanity and mine, you lose". ..........gfp


Rachel    Posted 12-09-2004 at 14:38:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
that's whats wrong with the teenagers today, WE the parents have no control because the law and social services take it all away.. and if we don't do it their way they will take the kid or kids and place them in foster care. the kids know this and take advantage of the situation and hold it over the parents head. it's a shame that we can have kids but we can't have control of the kids.


Melanie    Posted 12-09-2004 at 21:24:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, my mom once told me a couple stories about some girls she knew who'd been thru foster care... and then I myself knew some girls in foster care... and the stories they told me were not pretty. Not pretty at all. Now I know now, and I knew then, that not all foster homes were nightmarish places of abuse, neglect, and worse, but I believe the odds of hitting a bad one are high enough to make a few "cautionary stories" worth the time. There's one in the news right now here in Oregon about a little 5-year-old girl in critical condition in the hospital after being starved half to death and abused. And if a teenage girl wants to risk her wellbeing, physical or mental, because she doesn't like my discipline, well then, I can't do much except wait for her to come back to me and hire a psychiatrist to undo the damage. However, I think I've raised my daughters (so far) to know that I am pretty aware of the world and the dangers it contains for them, and I think they trust my judgment, even if they don't like my punishments. Guess we'll have to see... but another thing is, if you raise your kids to respect you and to know that you mean business, then they won't even consider questioning your discipline unless it's out of line (too harsh).


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