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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-30-08 02:03 PM
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4. I am SO glad my daughters are now 24 & 26
You have my condolences, there are WAY too many things parents have to deal with these days (and kids too!) Cell phones, computers, iPods, etc.

I believe parents also have to respect boundaries. That means no spying. YMMV.
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  -Musings of a parent....(this is long, but therapeutic for me to write) Shine  May-30-08 01:04 PM   #0 
  - Many of the same issues with my SO's son  1gobluedem   May-30-08 01:33 PM   #1 
  - Yeah, that loss of control I can definitely relate to.  Shine   May-30-08 02:31 PM   #7 
  - Oh, my dear friend, I remember it well  skygazer   May-30-08 01:46 PM   #2 
  - Thanks, skygazer.  Shine   May-30-08 02:33 PM   #8 
  - Ahh, the teen brain is growing, and it revolves around 'I'.  Call Me Wesley   May-30-08 01:59 PM   #3 
  - Yup, great advice, my friend. Thanks.  Shine   May-30-08 02:38 PM   #10 
  - I am SO glad my daughters are now 24 & 26  48percenter   May-30-08 02:03 PM   #4 
  - gotta disagree here...  Pirate looks at 50   May-30-08 02:26 PM   #6 
  - Hey...  otherlander   May-30-08 02:44 PM   #13 
  - It's a complicated world these days.  Shine   May-30-08 02:43 PM   #12 
     - Kids hide things. I did. I hid things I shouldn't have, but  Maestro   May-30-08 02:46 PM   #14 
     - For now I haven't told him I've been reading his texts.  Shine   May-30-08 03:00 PM   #19 
     - OK, first thing you'll need to learn:  Call Me Wesley   May-30-08 03:45 PM   #26 
        - OMG, $3000!!? Jesus.  Shine   May-30-08 04:04 PM   #31 
  - Shine, you're a great mom...  XemaSab   May-30-08 02:19 PM   #5 
  - "Being a Nazi will just make the kid rebellious."  Shine   May-30-08 02:48 PM   #15 
     - Yeah, and most of the friends I have who were having sex at 15 were dumbasses  XemaSab   May-30-08 02:57 PM   # 
        - Exactly.  Shine   May-30-08 02:58 PM   #18 
  - My dear Shine...  CaliforniaPeggy   May-30-08 02:37 PM   #9 
  - Thanks, Peggy.  Shine   May-30-08 02:49 PM   #16 
  - You said it best yourself.  Maestro   May-30-08 02:39 PM   #11 
  - Thank you so much for your thoughtful reply, Maestro.  Shine   May-30-08 02:57 PM   #17 
  - Welcome to teenage parenting 101  Miss Carly   May-30-08 03:11 PM   #20 
  - Yup, here's to a Wild Ride through Teenagehood.....  Shine   May-30-08 03:30 PM   #23 
  - Yay teenagers!  WritingIsMyReligion   May-30-08 03:24 PM   #21 
  - OMG, I know what you mean about the "stellar" line.  Shine   May-30-08 03:29 PM   #22 
     - LOL that was smooth! I think it's cute haha  Miss Carly   May-30-08 03:33 PM   #24 
     - Cracks me up.  WritingIsMyReligion   May-30-08 03:43 PM   #25 
        - Yes, and what a thoughtful post, Thank you.  Shine   May-30-08 03:57 PM   #28 
  - I am dreading those upcoming years. I worry that I may not parent them well enough to  GreenPartyVoter   May-30-08 03:53 PM   #27 
  - Welcome to my world.  Shine   May-30-08 04:00 PM   #29 
  - As a mother of 18, 16 and 13 year old kids, I can relate to a lot of this..  logosoco   May-30-08 04:01 PM   #30 
  - Wow, thanks for sharing your story.  Shine   May-30-08 04:06 PM   #32 
  - A few things:  distantearlywarning   May-30-08 04:39 PM   #33 
  - I wish I had a mom like you when I was growing up. I had a step monster who resented that she even  Blue State Native   May-30-08 05:06 PM   #34 
  - Ah, I can so relate to the letting go part  latebloomer   May-30-08 05:39 PM   #35 
  - Reading a kid's text messages is as bad as tapping their phone.  PassingFair   May-30-08 06:00 PM   #36 
  - It really is so different now with the net and the cells. I'm glad my son is  Lindsey   May-31-08 01:14 AM   #37 
  - I wish I had someting to offer.  Ptah   May-31-08 01:18 AM   #38 
  - It's never easy with teens  khashka   May-31-08 01:47 AM   #39 
  - It is certainly a trip experiencing the teens years from this perspective.  FedUpWithIt All   May-31-08 02:07 AM   #40 
  - I got the "You don't understand" response for the first time  YankeyMCC   May-31-08 04:34 AM   #41 
  - Reading about the "text sex"....  Jade Fox   May-31-08 10:06 AM   #42 

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