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Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-06-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By Shann
Yes and yes. We allow sleepovers for our...

Yes and yes.

We allow sleepovers for our teens (2 boys...a girl who will be 13 in about 3 years). The boys have unrestricted sleepovers with their gf's and our girl will also be allowed when she...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-06-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,257
Posted By Shann
You should NOT try to choose your teen's friends....

You should NOT try to choose your teen's friends. Let her have whatever friends she chooses to have!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-06-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,585
Posted By Shann
I don't understand why this is a problem. This...

I don't understand why this is a problem. This has been a common practice around my household for years, and we have 2 boys and a girl as well. LET HER GO NAKED IF SHE WISHES!
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-07-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,695
Posted By Shann
I have 2 teen boys and an 8 yr old daughter....

I have 2 teen boys and an 8 yr old daughter. Both my boys nursed until almost age 7 and my daughter was still occasionally nursing after age 7. She is no longer nursing now, but it's mainly because...
Forum: Parenting   12-28-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,161
Posted By Shann
We are pretty much a totally barefoot family. My...

We are pretty much a totally barefoot family. My kids have never worn shoes unless they absolutely have to. All through life, my kids haven't been used to wearing shoes at any time unless they are...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-28-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,089
Posted By Shann
It's ok to be "old school." But our opinion is...

It's ok to be "old school." But our opinion is that words are just words, so why fear them? Plus, it's a real part of the culture. Kids are going to hear these so-called "bad words," and they are...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-24-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,089
Posted By Shann
We have a very "swearing active"...

We have a very "swearing active" household...pretty much any and all swear words (except racist words) are used frequently and freely in our house, with no censorship at all. We are DEFINITELY of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-22-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,374
Posted By Shann
I have a 16 yr old boy, a 15 yr old boy and a 5...

I have a 16 yr old boy, a 15 yr old boy and a 5 yr fold daughter. My boys get to make their own decisions now on showering/bathing. When they were small (and now with the daughter), I have to admit,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-17-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,172
Posted By Shann
I have 2 teen boys (16 and 15) who are sexually...

I have 2 teen boys (16 and 15) who are sexually active with their gf's (both15) and I am also accepting of it. T
Both girls' parents also know their daughters are involved with my sons (we have...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-14-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,522
Posted By Shann
Ummmm...please re-read my post before you jump...

Ummmm...please re-read my post before you jump down my throat again: I said that 99% cuss, not that 99% cuss at their school principals. Granted 99% may be a bit high, but again, does it merit...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-14-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,185
Posted By Shann
I have 2 boys, ages 14 and 13 now who have...

I have 2 boys, ages 14 and 13 now who have smoked since about ages 10 and 9. I tried everything under the sun to get them to stop (punishing, grounding, taking away priveleges, etc., etc)....Guess...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-14-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,462
Posted By Shann
I think most of you are overreacting to girls...

I think most of you are overreacting to girls making out at 12! When I was 12, all my friends AND I were into heavy kissing and making out. It didn't hurt us, and we didn't turn out to be sluts. It...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-14-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,331
Posted By Shann
Jessy1019...I agree COMPLETELY ! I also don't...

Jessy1019...I agree COMPLETELY ! I also don't understand why so many parents get upset about the language their kids use! Instead of worrying about the words themselves, why not teach them WHEN they...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-14-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,915
Posted By Shann
My two boys are 13 and 14 and they both smoke. I...

My two boys are 13 and 14 and they both smoke. I learned early on that all attempts to stop them were failing. Some things you just have to let go on. This is what I did. So, yes, they smoke, and I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-14-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,522
Posted By Shann
My first reaction would be that I agree with...

My first reaction would be that I agree with AbbieB...I think the discipline is way over the top for just cussing! I don't really think that is punishable by suspension (or it SHOULDN'T be, at...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-17-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,580
Posted By Shann
I'm sorry, but I don't see anything wrong with...

I'm sorry, but I don't see anything wrong with them dancing that way. Yes, it is perfectly normal and many young girls do dance that way and are taught to dance that way. I say let them dance...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-07-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,460
Posted By Shann
I'm sorry, but i think you need to back off and...

I'm sorry, but i think you need to back off and leave her alone. If that's the way she likesit, then it's her choice, not yours. It's HER room, and HER stuff! My own kids have room's that look worse...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-07-2008, 11:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,723
Posted By Shann
I'm sorry, but I just think the OP way...

I'm sorry, but I just think the OP way over-reacted to this. In the big scheme of things, pot smoking isnt that big of a deal.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-29-2007, 01:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,467
Posted By Shann
Oh, yes, Journeymom, it IS indeed a real look...

Oh, yes, Journeymom, it IS indeed a real look for teens/preteens! MANY kids find this to be an important look for them as well. And yes, I mean the dirty clothes too, not just the grubby looking...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-22-2007, 01:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,741
Posted By Shann
I would totally let all of that go. It's not...

I would totally let all of that go. It's not that important, especially the clothes thing. Read the "preteens/teens and the grubby look" thread that I started. It might give you some insight into...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-22-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,467
Posted By Shann
Beloved k, you are exactly correct! I have...

Beloved k, you are exactly correct! I have learned through my boys, their friends (both male and female), and other kids of that age group that I have been associated with, that this grubby/grimy...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-21-2007, 10:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,467
Posted By Shann
Transitions, I know what you mean! We "prefer"...

Transitions, I know what you mean! We "prefer" that our boys shower daily, but we don't even force that issue either.We feel that even that falls into the category of "personal choice" just as the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-21-2007, 09:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,467
Posted By Shann
Even though this is not an issue in my...

Even though this is not an issue in my household, I know it is a problem for some parents of teens and preteens, and I wanted to get a feel for it and to have it discussed a bit in here.
The issue...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-21-2007, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By Shann
Sorry, Jenlaana, if I misinterpreted your post's...

Sorry, Jenlaana, if I misinterpreted your post's meaning and unintentionally misdirected it towards "grubby is in" kids.

I do, however, think that the "grubby look" deserves some discussion, so I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-20-2007, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By Shann
Well, you have to remember that with teens and...

Well, you have to remember that with teens and preteens now, sloppy is "in." They LOVE to wear clothes that are stained or dirty (especially jeans) and that have holes in them. My kids are that way,...
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