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vadawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 11:15 PM
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22. yup i agree with the working the farm thing, i worked in my early teens on a few farms
loved it, and ive seen the changes in some of the juvies who ive seen shipped off to work farms etc...
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  -Sending your child away Liberal_in_LA  Nov-21-09 10:04 PM   #0 
  - I think it's fine to send children into a wilderness program, but not without  mzmolly   Nov-21-09 10:07 PM   #1 
  - No kid who is self-medicating at home in the cocoon of family and friends  EFerrari   Nov-21-09 10:09 PM   #4 
     - I recently read a book ...  mzmolly   Nov-22-09 12:46 PM   #28 
     - Teens who are addicted require very careful planning and handling.  EFerrari   Nov-22-09 02:10 PM   #29 
        - I'm sure you're right. The family in this story was very supportive.  mzmolly   Nov-22-09 02:34 PM   #34 
           - The tricky part is that the family has to try to manage moving  EFerrari   Nov-22-09 02:51 PM   #37 
              - So glad your son had a good outcome.  mzmolly   Nov-22-09 02:53 PM   #39 
                 - I still have one that's out there but that didn't happen for him  EFerrari   Nov-22-09 02:58 PM   #40 
     - Back in my day the parents of incorrigible children, who could afford it, sent  Cleita   Nov-22-09 03:01 PM   #41 
  - As many parents who have dealt with an addicted teenager know  EFerrari   Nov-21-09 10:07 PM   #2 
  - I agree  liberal_at_heart   Nov-21-09 10:13 PM   #5 
  - The other piece is: the idea that you can send your kid away to be fixed  EFerrari   Nov-21-09 10:17 PM   #8 
     - you're right--the whole family needs to be counseled  wordpix   Nov-21-09 10:27 PM   #11 
        - I did two years worth of rehab with my oldest kid.  EFerrari   Nov-21-09 10:32 PM   #13 
           - If I could recommend replies  varelse   Nov-22-09 02:51 PM   #36 
              - When you really know the work involved  EFerrari   Nov-22-09 03:26 PM   #44 
  - In our son's case, the state intervened when he went joyriding in a stolen car  SoCalDem   Nov-21-09 10:47 PM   #19 
     - I can't tell you clearly enough how much I know what you mean.  EFerrari   Nov-21-09 11:40 PM   #25 
  - rofl just the vision of the 16 year old with the finger....  vadawg   Nov-21-09 10:07 PM   #3 
  - just sending them out in the world doesn't always work  liberal_at_heart   Nov-21-09 10:16 PM   #7 
  - mayby but at what age would you throw them out into the world  vadawg   Nov-21-09 10:30 PM   #12 
     - So, what do you make of extended families that live together for generations  EFerrari   Nov-21-09 10:35 PM   #14 
        - different courses for different horses, we go out into the world  vadawg   Nov-21-09 10:38 PM   #15 
           - I agree. And a teen who is needing chemical enhancement to get it done  EFerrari   Nov-21-09 10:41 PM   #16 
              - thing is we agree to a certain extent. But even if they want to use its part of the growing up  vadawg   Nov-21-09 10:44 PM   #18 
                 - Agree there, too. As parents, though, we have to figure out  EFerrari   Nov-21-09 11:14 PM   #21 
                    - lol your kids sound like me and my sister, she went out got a husband, travelled and came back  vadawg   Nov-21-09 11:18 PM   #23 
  - Isn't putting your minor child out on the street a crime?  EFerrari   Nov-21-09 10:18 PM   #9 
     - depends where you are i suppose, and the age of majority  vadawg   Nov-21-09 11:56 PM   #27 
  - Addiction is one thing, but the parents who have to resort to boot camp for a  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-21-09 10:14 PM   #6 
  - This whole tough love bs has gotten completely out of hand.  EFerrari   Nov-21-09 10:19 PM   #10 
  - apart from some of the excellent suggestions in response to this post, possibly sending the child  niyad   Nov-21-09 10:44 PM   #17 
  - Okay, I'll fess up. I'm a long time DUer with a niece who's had a similar experience.  riderinthestorm   Nov-21-09 10:50 PM   #20 
  - yup i agree with the working the farm thing, i worked in my early teens on a few farms  vadawg   Nov-21-09 11:15 PM   #22 
  - Outward Bound is for everyone,  LWolf   Nov-22-09 02:22 PM   #31 
  - Outward Bound has been an amazingly good program for a very long time. nt  Robb   Nov-22-09 02:29 PM   #32 
  - Sometimes desperate times call for desperate measure  aikoaiko   Nov-21-09 11:19 PM   #24 
  - Do you know how many teens have DIED at these unregulated "bootcamp" programs?  Withywindle   Nov-21-09 11:53 PM   #26 
  - These are complicated decisions that I'm thankful I don't have to make.  Shagbark Hickory   Nov-22-09 02:12 PM   #30 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Nov-22-09 02:29 PM   #33 
  - Oh. Dear. God.  Midlodemocrat   Nov-22-09 02:36 PM   #35 
     - Good idea!  JVS   Nov-22-09 02:53 PM   #38 
     - I know. I realized parents sent troublesome kids away, didn't realize they paid thugs to  Liberal_in_LA   Nov-22-09 03:03 PM   #42 
        - It's probably the biggest mistake you could make as a parent.  Midlodemocrat   Nov-22-09 03:08 PM   #43 

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