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Quote: Originally Posted by Tinas3muskateers I love how you say you are dating yourself lol.. we didnt have PC's back in my day. Ha! I remember when I was a 'kid'...computers were big huge things that only the top businesses had....and they took up a whole room! Big huge wall systems! But 8 tracks were big then too!
I was talking to my cousin the other day. We don't see each other often (it's been years) and it's actually been a couple of years since we've talked even. He asked about my dd. I said she was good, but a pain in the butt. She's pretty mouthy and I get tired of her comments and attitude. I asked how his dd was doing. She's about 2 years older than my dd and was such a sweet little girl. Well, a few years ago she got into drugs. She's now doing crystal meth. She's been...
Ha! Most teens (female) don't wear underware around here! I'm a little older, so I remember when those who didn't wear underware were called certain names! In fact a friend of mine was just saying how weird she felt because she had underware ON! When I gave her a look she looked at me and said "you mean you wear them all the time?!" Those young whipper snappers!
Thanks for the reminder about Melatonin! I used that with my dd when she was younger (and would only sleep 2 hours a night!) My dd just spoke with her doctor about going off her ADHD meds and see how it goes. He said it was fine to try...I'm a bit apprehensive as I remember how she was off of meds (not sleeping, literally bouncing off the walls, couldn't finish a sentence, never on topic). In January she'll go off her meds for 2-4 weeks!
My dd is 18 now and I can tell you, all through her schooling I had talks with her teachers/therapist/specialists about how they need to fit *her* mold as she just isn't going to *fit* any mold they have for her. One of the things I love about working with SN kids is that you get to be flexible, creative. I remind teachers that it's the end result that matters...not necessarily the steps involved in getting the final answer/project (although, in life I feel it's all...
Quote: Originally Posted by MissSavannahsMommy Edit: I just did a tax return calculator, and this year alone with his income and claiming DD, he'd get almost 6,000 alone in 2006. That's not counting last year! UUUGGHHHH a possible 12,000!?!?! That's such a huge amt of money (literally that would almost be a year of his pay) I admit, I don't do my own taxes, I have my accountant do them...so I'm pretty clueless when it comes to tax...
Well, I didn't really think I was asking too much. She has had 'chores' all of her life...which she did up until she turned 18...maybe a little longer. Now she has completely stopped. She won't put her dishes in the sink, let alone wash them. She's suposed to do her own laundry...but it's piled all over the place and she ends up wearing dirty clothes because she won't take the time to do the wash...or she sneaks into my room and wears my clothes! Before she turned...
Do you ask your older teen to help out around the house? My dd is 18, almost 19, and really does little to help out. I don't ask for much, pick up after herself, do her dishes, keep the 'public' rooms free of her clutter. (she can keep her bedroom and family room as she wishes...I just want the rooms that our friends come into to be picked up). I don't ask her to clean up after me, (although I do ask for help with dusting and vacuming once in a while). Am I asking...
I had a similar relationship with my mom. She was always abusive to me while I was growing up...sadly I just thought that was what I deserved. Then my dd came into the picture and all of the sudden a light bulb went off...you don't treat someone you love this way!!!! I didn't want to 'taint' my dd with *my* thoughts of my mother...but when my precious little girl was about 3 or 4 she said "Why is Grandma so mean? Do we have to see her?" Once I realized that my dd picked up...
My sn dd is 18 and I've been facing the hard fact that after being pretty sheltered through out her school years, it can be a cruel world out there for *our* kids. Since graduating from high school, my dd comes home a few days a week telling me of how someone called her "retard", or pushed her down or did other small, but mean things to her, out in the *real* world. I was really losing faith in the kindness of humanity. Last night, one of my dd friends had a birthday...
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