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Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-04-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By JellyMomma
I recommend ~~'Bright Minds, Poor Grades:...

I recommend ~~'Bright Minds, Poor Grades: Understanding and Motivating your Underachieving Child', by Michael Whitley.  You can get it through Amazon. My daughter was very much like your son at that...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   02-24-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By JellyMomma
I live not too far from Portsmouth and I have a...

I live not too far from Portsmouth and I have a limited knowledge of Keene.  Here are a few random thoughts:
 
Keene Pros --Small college town, very pretty area, housing is probably relatively...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-24-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By JellyMomma
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Quote:Originally Posted by KarenEMT http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1344155/struggling-with-16-yr-old-son#post_16874218)

This...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-02-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By JellyMomma
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-02-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By JellyMomma
Thank you everyone...I never know if I'm...

Thank you everyone...I never know if I'm overreacting or underreacting!
 
Genifer, your reply was very helpful... So good to know that this is probably normal...and won't necessarily lead to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-01-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By JellyMomma
(sorry for the weird formatting -- I pasted from...

(sorry for the weird formatting -- I pasted from Word)
My dd (I’ll call her Dot) is 14 and a freshman at a very small school (80 kids).  She’s dating a sophomore boy (I’ll call him B.) who I think...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-01-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 724
Posted By JellyMomma
HUGS to you... I also chuckled at the thought of...

HUGS to you... I also chuckled at the thought of you locking her out of the car : )
 
Not sure if this is it, but it sounds A LOT like how my daughter acted at the start of puberty, right around...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-18-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,239
Posted By JellyMomma
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-18-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,239
Posted By JellyMomma
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-12-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 12,314
Posted By JellyMomma
When I first read about the Duggars I assumed...

When I first read about the Duggars I assumed they were creepy and cult-like (the J names didn't help to soften my opinion).  Then I started watching the show and I have to admit that I really like...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-11-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By JellyMomma
Wow, he seems like a wonderful kid and you are...

Wow, he seems like a wonderful kid and you are wonderful parents!
 
You've probably already done all this but... My dd's bio father has a family history of alcoholism, too.  Have you stressed...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-04-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,386
Posted By JellyMomma
I'm cheating a little bit but I'm using 5...

I'm cheating a little bit but I'm using 5 descriptive terms for each of us (dd is 14), which I think speaks volumes!
Me:
Shy
Quiet
Outdoorsy
Fashion challenged
Irreverent
 
daughter:...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-01-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 33,231
Posted By JellyMomma
I'm probably repeating much that has already...

I'm probably repeating much that has already been said...
 
At 17 a girl should be able to make her own decisions.  When my dd is that age she'll probably be getting ready to go off to college in...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-26-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,769
Posted By JellyMomma
 Quote:Originally Posted by Sharon,...



Quote:Originally Posted by Sharon, RN http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-21-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,730
Posted By JellyMomma
I hope the OP hasn't been scared off...   ...

I hope the OP hasn't been scared off...
 
Parenting a teen is HARD.  I feel for you -- it's not easy when we discover that our "perfect" children are not exactly perfect. 
 
This has been my...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-12-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,592
Posted By JellyMomma
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Quote:Originally Posted by coharmony http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1293789/bedtime-for-13-year-old#post_16314919)
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-07-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,769
Posted By JellyMomma
It doesn't seem like a problem to me...as long...

It doesn't seem like a problem to me...as long as the boy's parents are in agreement. 
 
I have some friends who have a 16 y.o. dd with a boyfriend of over a year.  The girl is on BC.  But the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-09-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,883
Posted By JellyMomma
I would bet a lot of money that she has blood...

I would bet a lot of money that she has blood sugar issues...most likely hyperinsulinemia which causes ravenous hunger.  I've had it all my life and the only thing that helps is a low carb diet. ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-25-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,592
Posted By JellyMomma
 Thanks everyone...it's good to hear how other...


Thanks everyone...it's good to hear how other parents handle these things... I'm still not sure what I'm going to do.  I like the idea of telling her it's a trial to see how she does at setting...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-24-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,592
Posted By JellyMomma
uggh!  I'm so confused right now... Lately I...

uggh!  I'm so confused right now... Lately I feel like I have no idea how to parent a teenager.  How am I supposed to make rules for this child when I don't have a clue? 
 
Does your teen have a...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   01-06-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By JellyMomma
Portsmouth is a wonderful little city...but the...

Portsmouth is a wonderful little city...but the housing, including property taxes-- as Lucy mentioned, can be quite high...Not as high as NYC of course, but you might be surprised... 
 
Sorry, I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-06-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By JellyMomma
Thank you all so much!  I can't tell you how...

Thank you all so much!  I can't tell you how much better I feel after reading your kind words.  I think I was so focused on how my daughter was going to handle all this that it never occurred to me...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-30-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By JellyMomma
I'll try not to make this too long... i think...

I'll try not to make this too long... i think I'm just looking for some validation that my feelings are normal...
 
Long story short:  I decided to become a single mother by choice and went...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-27-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,699
Posted By JellyMomma
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Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-27-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,699
Posted By JellyMomma
The thing that irritates me (and I'm not proud...

The thing that irritates me (and I'm not proud of this) ...is when people choose "different", trendy names that everyone else is choosing, too... there's nothing wrong with names like Ava,...
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