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Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-07-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,801
Posted By koby58
My DDs middle school had drug busts for even the...

My DDs middle school had drug busts for even the sixth graders. There was one year on 4/20 that kids were doing lines of coke off their school ids in class. Sad yes, but it does happen. Two years...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-13-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By koby58
To clear it up: DD2 knows this boy both inside...

To clear it up: DD2 knows this boy both inside and out of theater. They are (were) friends due to DD2 being good friends with his older sister and being involved in an outside theater company as...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-13-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,728
Posted By koby58
I've only read parts of this thread. DD1 is a...

I've only read parts of this thread. DD1 is a lesbian and has been dating the same girl for - gosh, almost five years now. DD2 has been dating the same boy for a year and a half.
Are they both...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-11-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By koby58
I apologize for the long-windedness of this in...

I apologize for the long-windedness of this in advance but I am fuming right now. Also, the more details I give now the better understanding you will have.
 
DD2 is in theater. She loves theater,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-10-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By koby58
Jeannine - the horrible irony about the...

Jeannine - the horrible irony about the 'kidnapping' statement was the teacher that DD2 asked about being called out teaches the schools law class in which her father (a lawyer) was coming to speak...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-07-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By koby58
Calling the school to tell them she's missing a...

Calling the school to tell them she's missing a class. If you don't give them one of three responses (my child is sick, my child is visiting a college, my child has a funeral to attend) the people...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-07-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By koby58
DD2 is eighteen and a senior. Her father is...

DD2 is eighteen and a senior. Her father is coming to speak at her school tomorrow. DD2 is super excited about it and he asked if he could take her out to lunch afterwords. (First time in over a...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-08-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By koby58
Have you ever had your children cross it?   ...

Have you ever had your children cross it?
 
My DD is going through some issues at her dad house right now and I think part of it may be her mothering of her half-sisters. DD1 does the same thing...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-08-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By koby58
DD2 just turned eighteen in January. From me she...

DD2 just turned eighteen in January. From me she got all seven Harry Potter books in hard cover. She's a huge fan and now she can take them all to college with her, which is exactly what she wanted....
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-27-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
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Views: 539
Posted By koby58
I think this is the right place. If not, please...

I think this is the right place. If not, please move. My DDs have two (half) sisters. The older one is seven, eight in January. She is a smart, serious girl who wants to be an artist when she grows...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-23-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By koby58
DD2 got her braces off a few days ago. In two...

DD2 got her braces off a few days ago. In two weeks we're going to the gynecologist for birth control. Coming up to her one year with her boyfriend. Last Fall Play (a bigger deal for her than me) is...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-10-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By koby58
I let them go if they want to/if they don't want...

I let them go if they want to/if they don't want to. DD2 hasn't slept there (holidays aside) in about two years.

Ex flipped out the other day at her, telling her that I was corrupting her, making...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-08-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By koby58
Do you ever find your children rearranging their...

Do you ever find your children rearranging their lives last minute (as in within the day or hour) so they can see their non-custodial parent?

When you have an ex who is all about doing things...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-29-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By koby58
I'm not sure if this belongs here or in single...

I'm not sure if this belongs here or in single parents, but I'll post here.

Background: S is my niece, she is 25. She has a four (almost five) year old son C. Father is her ex-boyfriend K. S's...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-26-2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1
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Views: 420
Posted By koby58
Nevermind...

Nevermind...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-14-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 34
  Poll: Harry Potter
Views: 1,437
Posted By koby58
I stay out of my ex's life as much as possible -...

I stay out of my ex's life as much as possible - I'm only posting this because DD2 asked me too. If she is making a decision she wants to make as informed of one as possible.

As for the unhealthy...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-11-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 34
  Poll: Harry Potter
Views: 1,437
Posted By koby58
Quote: I don't understand why you are allowing...

Quote:
I don't understand why you are allowing one of your children to decide how old the other must be to read a book. Shouldn't that depend on the child in question's ability and interest? This...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-11-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 34
  Poll: Harry Potter
Views: 1,437
Posted By koby58
How old was your child when they first read/you...

How old was your child when they first read/you first read to them the Harry Potter series?

DD2 is the only one who has read all of it (or in the case of her dad's house, any of it) and her 7.5...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-04-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By koby58
Just some other stuff that you didn't ask about,...

Just some other stuff that you didn't ask about, but are my rules: DD's share a car. The are required to work out who has the car when. I will intervene as a last resort. If both have a place to be...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-15-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By koby58
Didn't have a good day yesterday. DD2 was out...

Didn't have a good day yesterday. DD2 was out all day first at band camp, then home (I was at work) and then play practice. She came home when I was getting in bed and asked my about my day and I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-23-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By koby58
DH taught DD2 to drive, Ex taught DD1. We...

DH taught DD2 to drive, Ex taught DD1.
We started DD2 in the lower parking lot of her school (it's called the Basin - picture a bowl shaped area that floods when it rains.) There he showed her the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-02-2010, 01:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By koby58
DH and I weren't going to be home. This was a...

DH and I weren't going to be home. This was a last minute call to DD2 - as in he called her Friday at noon and informed her "K and J are coming in. Want to come to dinner?" (We all assumed until...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-01-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By koby58
Two of DD2's stepcousins are coming into town...

Two of DD2's stepcousins are coming into town from Connecticut and Alabama. She really wants to go see them. At her dad's house. An hour away. In the rain. She hasn't even been driving a year yet....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-30-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,750
Posted By koby58
DD2 and I had a discussion on bike safety when...

DD2 and I had a discussion on bike safety when she was riding her bike around town a lot a few summers ago. It got through to her... kind of. I gave her a book to read, and that changed things. If...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-25-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By koby58
I've been thinking about this a lot lately this...

I've been thinking about this a lot lately this week. I know I can't control anything, but DD2 just did Day of Silence and had a not-so-good reception from her private lesson teacher about...
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