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Old 11-23-2012, 12:14 AM
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Default I am, officially, the mother of a teenager now.

Help me. I need survival advice :P
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:48 AM
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Haha, Darcy. No advice to give here. I'm still waiting for that to happen in my own life. But, I'm sure you'll do just fine! HUGS!
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:44 AM
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My son was such a jerk from 13 to 16; temperamental, disrespectful, plain hateful most days. My advice, remember how much you love him, that nothing lasts forever and that he will eventually grow out of it.
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:15 AM
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Welcome to the club! Tell him Happy Birthday for me!!!
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:04 AM
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No advice here - mine are only (almost) 6 and 9. I do expect you to have a completed manuscript written for me by the time my kids reach their teens though. ;D
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:09 AM
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I do not want to scare you, but it's scary
I have one on seventeen
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:28 AM
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My mom calls the year I was 13, "the year I didn't like my own daughter." ; )
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:58 AM
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No advice here...just going to say 'good luck!' lol!
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:59 AM
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My mom calls the year I was 13, "the year I didn't like my own daughter." ; )
I remember my mom yelling "I hope you have a teenage daughter one day!" and one day....I will have 2. I am fairly certain she cursed me.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:19 AM
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I've had 4 at a time. Now one is 20. But he's not much better and I still have 3.

Just remember, they know everything, you don't know anything.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:24 AM
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No advice but good luck! lol
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:25 AM
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Darcy, you got a good boy so I am sure it won't be THAT bad. Now mine on the other hand.......Robert was rough. Praying Landon does send me to the bottle.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:01 AM
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My oldest turned 13 in March and so far it's not too bad. He does get moody at times, and he answers more often in one word answers, and has his headphones on all the time, but he's always been a pretty good kid and so far that seems to be holding. Hopefully your experience won't be too bad!
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:24 AM
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No advice here either since my oldest is 11, but here in 2 years I'll have one and in 8 years I'll have 5 of them at the same time LOL. Good luck!
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:35 AM
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I was such a PITA as a teen. I know it! You know what got us through? My family always had dinner together -- sitting down, all of us, talking. Sure, for those years, my responses were snarky, but the lines of communication were always there. One day, the veil lifted and I was a normal human again! And there was my family, happy to see a happy person again! Ahh, teenage hormones. Couldn't pay me to go back, LOL!
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:11 PM
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I have 4 and love it! We can talk about things so much deeper now. The hardest part to me is watching them become more independent (what we are teaching them to be) but communication is such the key!! I also want to say, it seems that the younger years flashed by, and these years go so much quicker. They still want to be kids and play and I so encourage that! Happy Day to you and your son Darcy!
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:16 PM
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God bless you. I have a 14 yo DS and a tween 12 yo DD, and my hair is growing grayer by the day. Every day is a challenge of some sort. But DS has Asperger's, so that's a whole nother story.

I tell them if they don't behave I'll do something to embarass them, because that's what mom's do best. Ha!
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