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Every time I've been pregnant, some random MAN has asked me if I am before I knew I was.   First time, it was a casual acquaintance at a dinner party.  No!  Not pregnant!  Why would you ask that?!  Turns out....yes, I was pg :o   Second time, it was a very good friend--but he wasn't in the same state as me.  Question was posed on a phone call???  I said "no".  Found out later--"yes".  But miscarried...   Last time, it was a student in my class (adult class). ...
Have you approached the teacher specifically about the contradiction in the messages below?    I'd first concentrate on making the issue clear.  Is the work too difficult, or is just too difficult for him to focus long enough to finish it?  If it is an issue of focus, is there a different way that he could demonstrate mastery and then move on?    What is being done specifically to support him extending his periods of focus?  
  I never understand this.  If the teacher could not manage to get the work done, how do they expect the parent to get it done?    What would happen if you sent it back, unfinished, with a note attached, documenting that XX amt of minutes were spent working on it at home?  Give it a reasonable amt of time, and then move on.   Have you talked to the school counselor?  On occasions when my dd has been sick with school related worry, I give the counselor a call.  It can be...
Agreed.     Since this thread has become about this, lol, I even had some friends in HS who would openly discuss how "active" their parents were--sort of in admiration, rather than horror or embarrassment.  One friend's shared a conversation she had with her mom, wherein mom was telling her it was healthier to sleep without panties, and friend responded "Mom, I'm not 'getting some' every night like you", LOL!   No awkwardness.  The friend thought it was funny enough to...
Hmmm...I completely agree from a "guess what we did last night" pov.    But I disagree from a pov of discussing sexuality in different stages of life (adolescence, child-rearing years, menopause, later life...), and including personal experiences.  I've discussed sexuality (mine and my mother's) from many of these angles with my mom--my mom who has sex with my dad.   I've even heard about the little pills that dad needs post-prostate surgery, and I'm just happy there is...
Like I bolded--I'm different in that way.  I don't mind that.  Frank discussions about sex are my comfort zone, but the media/art thing is different for me somehow.  
 That's funny....but honestly, I have no issue with my kid knowing we (her parents) have sex, or with the idea of my parents having sex.  Being open about having a healthy sexual relationship feels different to me than having my kid explore my music/movies/books/art with sexually edgy themes.  I'm not sure why. 
 No, not porn!   I dunno.  I'm sure I'm overthinking.  My parents were odd when it came to music, books, movies, and art.  They were sort of personality-blank in this area, while dh and I are sort of personality-plus.  It'll be interesting..... :)
ipods and MP3s do offer a bit more more "privacy" than the old vinyl collections on a bookshelf ;)   Maybe this conversation would make more sense if I hadn't limited it to music.  Certainly we don't assume that teens will reject books, movies, and art because it was of the parent's generation.  Anyone have a teen who was horrified when reading from mom's library?    How about teens traumatized by suddenly "seeing" the true subject matter of the paintings dad did in...
I assume my kids will listen to our music as teens, just as I listened to my parents' music.   My dd is musical (plays guitar and writes songs at 9), and she is already open to many genres of music.  I see her doing some serious musical exploration in her teen years, certainly to overlap with our own collection.
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