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Work stress like whoah

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Without going into too much detail, let me tell you that anyone who thinks that working from home is EASY is wrong, wrong, wrong.

I just spent far more hours than I care to think about dealing with puberty-related drama on a website full of hormone-soaked teens and tweens.

And while it could have been much worse, it's so stressful.

Parents of older children, let me please ask something of you. Know what your kids are doing, and when. Know what their devices are capable of. I see hair-raising things in my work, and have death with suicide threats, self harm, and more. It's not fun.

I know you can't control everything your kids are doing, but never think for a second they're "safe" because they're on a kids' site. In this case, this kids are closely monitored and we care a great deal about them, but that isn't always the case.

Just be careful.

And I swear, I'm writing a book on this.
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    Good advice! Glad to know there are people out there standing watch over our kids.
    1820 days ago

    If you feel the need, or even suspect you need to do this, put a program on their computer that allows you to know what they are up to. Yes, it is snooping, but I tire of watching folks get rich talking about what they should have done as the ones the DID IT, don't get any recognition.

    It is also true that the frontal lobe does NOT mature until into the 20s(for some folks, it never matures, LOL) And that is the logic and control part of the brain. So one can blame hormones all they want or anything else for that matter, but the fact remains, THEY DON'T THINK LIKE MATURE ADULTS DO, so accept it, and work with it.

    My prayers are with all those parents having to go through this and all those that work with these children trying to help them focus and l grow up safely and properly.
    1820 days ago
    All the best !
    1821 days ago
    Unfortunately, at that age kids brains are far from fully developed. They're lacking logic and consequence understanding. Add to that their hormones are totally a mess and they're trying to be mini-adults when many of them probably aren't ready for that. Throw all that into a big old pot of a screwed up society and a future that is often portrayed as bleak and worthless and shown to them through their tv/computer/phone/tablet/game screens where there is little to no discussion about the difference between a screen and a life. There is good reason for teen/tween life to be soaked in drama!

    It is really true that we're more interconnected than ever before in history, but we're also further apart and more alone than ever.
    1821 days ago
    May I ask what your job is? Good luck with everything, Im feeling the stress of this week as well.
    1821 days ago
    Plan's going great! I've been flirting with 183 this week. :)
    1821 days ago
    What? My teen and tween are perfect angels who would never... uh... mind. I was reading my diary from when I was 14. I made myself dig it out from under a couple dozen boxes, and I was such a freak! And my mom thought I was so good!

    Just catching up on your blog. How's the new plan?
    1821 days ago
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