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11/11/13 11:08 A

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As a parent that has successfully raised two great kids to adulthood and am presently subbing all grade levels all I can say is Keep the Faith. That is a very tough age and they need to understand that you are better than them in handling situations, you ARE their role model. They also need and want discipline, boundaries and most of all LOVE and understanding. There is no magic pill or piece of advice since ALL kids, parents and situations are different, but do you best to keep things as calm and under control as possible. Parents also have to count to 10 many times before reacting. The good news is, that kids are very forgiving of their parents when they realize it is just a momentary lack of control. It's only when it is NORMAL to be short of control and quick to judge and shout that one needs to really check themselves and do better or get help.

I question, therefore I think; I think, therefore I am; ........ I think?

Life is tough, but it is tougher if you are stupid. ;-) John Wayne

We can always find reasons to quit or not do what is needed to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle. The trick is to fight this tendency. NOW SHUT UP AND SWEAT.

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9/6/13 7:28 A

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My 15 year old son is in the "stupid" stage. Everything is stupid. School is stupid, homework is stupid, making him eat dinner at home is stupid, etc. Everything except hanging with his friends.

Lucky for me his buddies are "good kids." My older daughter said that he's hanging with a good crowd. Both of the boys go to private schools so I know they aren't ditching homework! They are hangint at one house or another or at the park. I just hate that it's usually not our house.

All of my kids say they don't hang at our house because we have so many kids...four doesn't seem like that many, but I guess to many it is. I just worry that they are allowed to do things other places that aren't allowed here. So far, that's not the case.

Oh do parents ever stop worrying? emoticon

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9/4/13 5:52 P

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Thank you

If You're tired or starting over stop giving up

Tema - Matteson IL

"Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!"

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9/4/13 5:30 P

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Hang in there! Teens r crazy & think they know it all & they don't. I have 2 & they drive me nuts daily.

Never Give Up & Never Surrender!


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This was a post I posted last night I've since then apologized to my son as have asked for his forgiveness for my foul mouth but why do they just make you go there with them...I was no freaking angel but I never gave my mom this kind of drama never...

Hi guys I've had it with my son....I've just cursed him completely out I know I shouldn't have but I lost it completely I'm so ashamed that I did this and know I must apologize to him and I will after I post this but it just came out and once it started that was it...I now feel terrible and wish they would hurry and get grown and see what's it like to try and protect their own children only to get attitude and rudeness and just plain disrespect for adult authority....my brother wants to punch him in the freaking face but totally will not solve anything....and it's so not worth it....So I just want to give up and say the hell with him...do what the hell you want but just know the day you turn 18 buddy you are out of my house....good luck to ya.....

Uggg I'm so tired of complaining about the same thing hoping and waiting and wishing for a better change to come that's just not getting here...So right now I just think I"m going to send him to my other brother in Arizona and for sure he won't think of pulling this crap with him not "man" enough to do it with him....

Any suggestions on how I could handle this better in the future is truly appreciated my only thought right now is just to walk away


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"Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!"

www.beachbodycoach.com/ABRANNEWME201
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