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Forum: The Childhood Years   08-26-2014, 05:30 AM
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Posted By KimPossible129
I couldn't agree more. That's why I said that...

I couldn't agree more. That's why I said that it's not my place to judge. Just sharing the experience I encountered, where I was the one who had to manage the child. It was frightening. If this were...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-24-2014, 04:20 PM
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Posted By KimPossible129
Actually, the correlation I've seen in real life...

Actually, the correlation I've seen in real life is that the kids who are introverts are being thrown into multiple activities by their parents. But by and large, most people I know (introverts and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-24-2014, 03:09 PM
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Posted By KimPossible129
Regarding flakiness, and them not knowing what to...

Regarding flakiness, and them not knowing what to bring, remembering things, and all that: I've seen it with mine, of course. Sometimes I assume it's just laziness (mommy will pick up the slack-...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-24-2014, 12:44 PM
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Posted By KimPossible129
. I love them too! I just don't like mine...

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I love them too! I just don't like mine (DD14) all the time ;). On a whole (when they are in good moods), I love the fact that you can have real conversations with them, and that they can...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-24-2014, 12:14 PM
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Posted By KimPossible129
I'm so sorry to hear that this is happening to...

I'm so sorry to hear that this is happening to your family. I have no experience in this regard, but I often think about 'what-if' my dd14 were in that situation as a teen. Obviously, I'd do...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-24-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By KimPossible129
After I replied last time, I thought that maybe...

After I replied last time, I thought that maybe talk was considered an alternate to play therapy. When she was 10-11, much of her therapy was done through drawing and games. She would barely talk...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-24-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By KimPossible129
I feel the exact same way, Except I was pretty...

I feel the exact same way, Except I was pretty sensitive as a child too. Not like her, but I cried a lot, and my feelings were hurt easily. Now, I am not, I let things roll off of me (I don't have...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-24-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By KimPossible129
I am feeling anxious and depressed myself, more...

I am feeling anxious and depressed myself, more and more (while she is making some slight gains over the past few weeks). I really feel like I have very little "me" time. And when I do, I am very...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-20-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By KimPossible129
I made the decision to take time off from school....

I made the decision to take time off from school. I explained my situation to the chairperson, as well as my boss at work. They were both very understanding. Again, I hate the stigma that goes with...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-17-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By KimPossible129
Bright side

She's been making more friend connections. She is going to the beach with a friend today. Im glad that they (friend and family) invited her; usually it falls on me, and I am the one taking them. She...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-17-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By KimPossible129
Update: still hanging in there :/

I took a self-imposed break from here, because part of me is saddened when I read the discussion. I am grateful for the replies and advice, but sometimes it's hard, when you know thus is YOUR...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-07-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By KimPossible129
Yeah, you're missing something. She would take it...

Yeah, you're missing something. She would take it as, I don't want her there. That I don't want to be with her. If it were dinner and drinks with just the adults, I would tell her "no I don't want...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-07-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By KimPossible129
To address a few things- we spend WAY too much...

To address a few things- we spend WAY too much time together, without a doubt. I am Home ALL summer. We will be at camp for a week (I will be working, she will be the equivelant of a CIT for her...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-07-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By KimPossible129
Therapy- she (therapist) sees the whole thing as...

Therapy- she (therapist) sees the whole thing as a real concern. She said her thoughts are irrational (about what prevents her from making decisions). I like her a lot. My dd is talking to her and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-07-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By KimPossible129
I've been off line for a few days, so there's a...

I've been off line for a few days, so there's a lot to catch up on here. I am happy (yet a bit overwhelmed) to see all of the responses and suggestions. It's been a rough few days. We did an...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-01-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By KimPossible129
"Me time" and psychiatrist stress

Is it selfish of me that I feel like I don have any "me time"? I am the mother of one child- a teen-ager. We went to the beach the other day, with my best friend and her younger kids. At first she...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-01-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By KimPossible129
This is how we started out. I didn't want to take...

This is how we started out. I didn't want to take her away from her father, and for many years, she seemed to enjoy going over there. I remember my mom saying "at some point, she will want to spend...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-30-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By KimPossible129
I was speaking in general terms, not specifically...

I was speaking in general terms, not specifically to our situation. The jury is still out on whether or not their was actual abuse going in in her fathers house. If there was, that could take years...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-30-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By KimPossible129
Wow, this was our life about 4 years ago. The...

Wow, this was our life about 4 years ago. The only difference, from what I can tell here, is that my ex was not a co-parent whatsoever. I wouldn't have had the opportunity to talk her out of an...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-30-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By KimPossible129
I agree completely about the emotional aspect. ...

I agree completely about the emotional aspect. It is a balancing act. I know when I am matter of fact about it, it upsets her. But when I show any sort of emotion, it upsets her too. I go back and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-30-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,268
Posted By KimPossible129
Lol, I didn't mean to burst your bubble!! I...

Lol, I didn't mean to burst your bubble!! I suppose the grass is always greener!! I guess when you're "down to two kids" it might be easier. I never thought of the logistics of rooms and such. We...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   06-26-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By KimPossible129
Hi blessed, I'm fairy new here with posting, so...

Hi blessed, I'm fairy new here with posting, so please forgive me if I say something that isn't part of the culture here. I'll start by saying I am not a vegetarian, but in my old age (of 40,lol)...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-26-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By KimPossible129
Thank you for your helpful responses. I really...

Thank you for your helpful responses. I really appreciate it. She is in therapy for a few weeks already, maybe a total of five sessions thus far. I like the therapist so far- she specializes in...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-26-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,268
Posted By KimPossible129
While some of you are knee-deep into summer, our...

While some of you are knee-deep into summer, our summer officially starts today! The news guy just told me my DD14 has 69 days until school starts up again.

She will be going to sleep away camp...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-26-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By KimPossible129
Unhappy Anxiety- not just "being a typical teen"

My 14-year old is struggling with anxiety issues lately. She was in therapy a few years back, around the age of 10-11, for OCD behaviors. After about a year of therapy and medications, it seemed to...
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