I Am Raising Teenagers

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    I did a food run after getting back from out of

    town (a dramatic weekend), the 15 year old went with me as I need an extra set of arms ... "the long run" played in the background and the 15 year old started singing to it in which the clerk commented that it was "great" she knew that song then "hungry eyes" played next in...
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    26-30
    Jun 7, 2015

    Sometimes I think life wants to test me,

    as this has to be the hardest part in life when the kids you raised become teenagers....you clearly have to have the patience of a saint in order to stay sane...wait till your teenager gets a boyfriend or girlfriend....it gets worse..sometimes I feel like I'm batman overlooking...
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    26-30
    Mar 17, 2015

    I like the fact that teens think

    that "adults are stupid"...little do they know I got their "tricks" figured out
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    1 Response Jun 16, 2015

    You're grounded moment #82819: I like how I

    become Emperor Palpatine when we take away their phones...you think we told them to stop breathing
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    26-30
    Mar 17, 2015

    Parenting thoughts #4642: I wish there was a

    "rolling eyes" emoticon or "gag me with a spoon" emoticon so I can freely use it whenever I see my niece's boyfriends comments on FB when they say "I miss you baby" or "you're my girl" ....
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    26-30
    Apr 25, 2015

    today the 15 year old asked

    if I would let her get a nose ring, of course my answer is "no"...I told her when she is 18 she is free to put as many holes in her head as she wishes....guess I'm "uncool" like that.
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    2 Responses Mar 30, 2015

    to the teens in my household: thanks

    for leaving me 2 tampons for the whole week guys...I'm sure this will be a "fun" experience for me to contend with all week!!!!
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    26-30
    Apr 20, 2015

    Sometimes I question myself

    if I'm qualified enough to give "boy advice" to the teens....I think I'll just stick with the "boys are smelly" stand by with all my heart to heart conversations
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    26-30
    Jun 3, 2015

    moment of dread #6556: my husband asked his

    daughter what she wanted for her 13th birthday...she told him she wanted ..... make-up ... guess we can't buy her polly pockets anymore
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    26-30
    Apr 4, 2015

    Does anybody have any opinions

    or advice about parenting teenagers using a 'Choice Theory' approach.
    Avery9355 Avery9355
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 8, 2015
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