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    Starting up new parenting teens PT

    It's been a quiet summer in our parenting teens PT, and that's not a bad thing. [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

    Since several members have expressed an interest in this group, and with school starting soon, I thought it would be a good time to start another PT, starting pretty much where we left off. If you were involved but no longer wish to be, that's cool. [img]/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] If you were but never posted but still want to be, that's [img]/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] too. And if you weren't a member before but would like to be, that's awesome. [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

    So just post here or email me to let me know. I'll start of the PT in about a week or so.

    ~ There's so little you say of the life you have known, why you keep to yourself, why we're always alone. So dark, so dark and deep, the secrets that you keep.~ Cosette, Les Miserables, the opera

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    Don't let me out [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

    TH 12 incomplete 12-12-69.
    TH 12, 43 years post

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      #3
      Martha, just curious as to why this discussion is in a private topic? Seems to me it would be more inclusive and available as a regular thread. Thanks!

      - Bruce

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        #4
        Hey Bruce ... it's the nature of some of the information that we've shared in the PT. There are several of us who've posted information about our children that we could NEVER post out here. Amazingly, I initiated this discussion so I could get some support and guidance about a particular issue in my family ... turns out 4-5 of us have been silently dealing with this issue, thinking we were the only ones suffering in this way.

        So, it's not like have a secret club or anything ... anyone interested is welcomed to join us. However for the sakes of our children and other considerations, most of us prefer to keep it confinded to a private topic. [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

        ~ I could while away the hours, conferrin with the flowers, consultin with the rain .... [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img] ~ Scarecrow

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          #5
          Thanks Martha, I'm in if you'll have me [img]/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

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            #6
            Not too sure what the topic is or was, but my children are 21 and 19, so I guess i still qualify to contribute. Kath
            Kath

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              #7
              You are both more than welcome. [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img] I'll keep this post up about a week or so, and then start the topic.

              ~ I could while away the hours, conferrin with the flowers, consultin with the rain .... [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img] ~ Scarecrow

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                #8
                Hey everyone! Last call ... starting the PT this week. Let me know if you want in. See you guys soon. [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

                ~ Rommel, you magnificent bastard. I read your book. ~ General George Patton

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by marcomo:

                  So just post here or email me to let me know. I'll start of the PT in about a week or so.
                  Marco ... I never married and never had kids. If you are talking about parenting and teen issues relating to how kids grow up with a disability or with a sibling or parent with a disability ... I would be of no help. But my sister had bunches of problems with her daughter just doing her own "Brittney Spears" thing... peer groups and poor choices. The niece (who I love dearly) just became a tyrant. When she started running away and sleeping in basements, missing school, etc. etc. ... I had to finally believe my sister. The niece was not an angel.

                  As a last resort, she used this place. There is some general words of advice and a free video, etc. Ultimately, it was boarding school that was neceassary. I've heard of a lot of people looking for such. I don't know if its the double income family thing with both parents working and no boundaries for kids or what. But it helped the niece (who always had a mom at home).

                  I just read this morning that changing the school calender moving to year round schooling might just be counter productive because kids used to take summer jobs and this gave them a work ethic. They cited some study that said kids that learn to work early tend to be better earners in life. I don't know. I only know I can not hire a varmit to wash my van for love of money... noooo ... "I've got an important cartoon to watch."

                  DOH!

                  Nintendo.

                  DOH!!

                  As I said, never married. "Your odds are good, but the goods are odd." I know nothing... NOTHing !!! ....

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                    #10
                    Yes Marco I'm still in!!! [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

                    Obieone
                    ~ Be the change you wish to see in the world ~ Mahatma Gandi


                    " calling all Angels ...... calling all Angels ....walk me through this one .. don't leave me alone .... calling all Angels .... calling all Angels .... we're tryin' and we're hopin' cause we're not sure how ....... this .... goes ..."
                    Jane Siberry

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                      #11
                      Please start. I am in a warsone now.

                      TH 12 incomplete 12-12-69.
                      TH 12, 43 years post

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                        #12
                        Mingo, LOL, loved your closing remarks. Thanks for the other info too.

                        The PT is for those of us in the SCI world who have teenagers. It's not that teens of sci parents are worse ... in fact, my observation is that those in our group are more mature (lol, in SOME ways! [img]/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif[/img]), sensitive to the needs of others, helpful (uh, SOMEtimes! [img]/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]). There's an inner strength they seem to have that, I believe, could come from observing their sci parent day in, day out. I know my children's father, though certainly not perfect, sets a wonderful example for them.

                        However, my 12 year old son worries way too much about his father. He'll cry at night, afraid that people will be mean to his dad, or push him down some stairs, or maybe his dad is scared to be alone at night. [img]/forum/images/smilies/frown.gif[/img]

                        It breaks my heart to hear these fears of his. Funny thing is, his father is beloved by all--revered by some, isn't scared of squat, and let's just say I'd feel sorry for anyone who tried to push Scott down some stairs. He'd take them down with him!

                        But a scared and depressed 12 yr old boy doesn't understand that.

                        BTW, mingo, I think you know a lot more than you're admitting to. [img]/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif[/img]

                        Yee haw, Obie! Need ya, friend! [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

                        Hey, you too, B! I'll start it tomorrow. I've missed you so much.

                        ~ What people say about you reveals more about them than it does about you. ~ A wise woman

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                          #13
                          Ok everyone, it's ready. [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

                          ~ What people say about you reveals more about them than it does about you. ~ A wise woman

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                            #14
                            Hey, I'm in if not too late.

                            C5/6 incomplete, injured Aug. 2000
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