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December 11, 2006

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Quite true! And quite right about teenagers. They are much smarter than us!

I totally agree with your point, parents who think their kid would never, are fooling themselves. (Do they not remember being a kid/teen?) Just to quibble, older doesn't always = experienced, as in my case. I've gotten some great advice from some younger moms with old souls.

Good advice indeed. But it's a fine line to walk, sometimes. I don't always want to assume my child is not giving an accurate account of events, and yet, there is folly in accepting their word as absolute truth. It sure was easier when they just needed to be burped and changed.

Here, Here! Right on sister! Everything I said my child would never do...they did. I always gave them the benefit of the doubt going in. Wasn't so cynical. Now, one of
my children is 34 and turned out to be the MOST delightful, beautiful, sweet child one could ask for. And my other child is still, as I said, turning. One wonders where is their turning point,when they decide to make decisions based on what they were taught,not what their peers tell them. My experience is they make that choice based on failures and learning the hard way...like we did. That is why it is crippling to run ahead of them and remove the stumbling blocks. Yet, hard to watch them suffer at their own hand. Agonizing. I echo what you are saying...young mothers please listen. It is a different time out there now.

Good. I'm so glad to hear it. I love my kids but they are far from perfect. I had to explain to a relative why the boy/girl cousins should not sleep together even thought they are nine years old!!! She just didn't get it.

I know my kids, mostly. I know their faults, what they arel likely to do. Usually I'm surprised in a positive way..but sometimes, their deviance amazes me...

And anyway, I learned after marrying my husband (I had always said I will never marry a Texan) that I should never say never.

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one whose kids outsmart them. Thanks.

If a teacher called me and said one of my kids made the honor roll, I would say, "Not MY child!"

But I would make sure the kids didn't hear it.

I'm not holding my breath.

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