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Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-03-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By Evan&Anna's_Mom
I am "sort of" in the same boat.  My 14 YO DS...

I am "sort of" in the same boat.  My 14 YO DS became increasingly violent over the last 2-3 years, as well as having increasing problems with school.  We were at the point of his destroying his room...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-27-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By Evan&Anna's_Mom
Boy does that sound like our family -- very...

Boy does that sound like our family -- very outgoing ADHD child with introvert parents who have lots of stuff to do each weekend.  It's probably going to be very area specific.  I can't think of...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-03-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By Evan&Anna's_Mom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by aUsername http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1395142/suicide-and-depression#post_17538429)
The thing is I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-02-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By Evan&Anna's_Mom
Not exactly, but close enough.  My DS was...

Not exactly, but close enough.  My DS was hospitalized due to depression and anxiety, but his outlet was violent destruction.  The saving grace of all of this was the hospital's staff and the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-18-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,087
Posted By Evan&Anna's_Mom
For me, it was (and still is) very important to...

For me, it was (and still is) very important to respect my children and their tastes, just as it is important they respect mine.  And I'm a very big believer in "do what you want your kids to do"...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-13-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By Evan&Anna's_Mom
DD was diagnosed with ADHD in first grade --...

DD was diagnosed with ADHD in first grade -- about that age.  We resisted the recommendation for medication for a while and tried several homeopathic options, none of which helped very much.  In the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-13-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By Evan&Anna's_Mom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by whatsnextmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-13-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By Evan&Anna's_Mom
I think the author is confusing cause and effect...

I think the author is confusing cause and effect here.  While I don't think teen culture is quite as bad as these shows depict, I do think these shows merely magnify what middle schoolers are like. ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-14-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By Evan&Anna's_Mom
Thanks for the support -- sometimes you just...

Thanks for the support -- sometimes you just need someone to say "there there" and/or "you are not alone".  I appreciate it -- its been a very hard couple of months.
 
Just to make sure you all...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-13-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By Evan&Anna's_Mom
DS, 14, has significant depression and anxiety...

DS, 14, has significant depression and anxiety issues, plus ADD.  All of this shows up much more at school than at home.  He really dislikes school and is very anxious about it.  Which I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-04-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,210
Posted By Evan&Anna's_Mom
Posted by Piglet: I guess if I could sum it...

Posted by Piglet:
I guess if I could sum it all up it is this: I trust that my children want to behave well, be respectful, not cause another person pain, take pride in their work, be part of a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-26-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By Evan&Anna's_Mom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by zebra15 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1390428/dd-reported-a-bully-but-it-backfired#post_17469457)
 Well,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-26-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,210
Posted By Evan&Anna's_Mom
I use a similar approach but its more of a day...

I use a similar approach but its more of a day to day thing.  The rule in our house is "no electronics until homework is finished" (excepting the computer when needed to do homework, which is...
Forum: Parenting   09-24-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,974
Posted By Evan&Anna's_Mom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sillysapling http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-11-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Evan&Anna's_Mom
OMG -- I can't imagine how angry that would make...

OMG -- I can't imagine how angry that would make me!  Seems like the only realistic answer is never to allow the grandfather to be with any of your children unsupervised.  And if DS1 never wants to...
Forum: Parenting   09-11-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Evan&Anna's_Mom
Seems like maybe the answer is the mom?  If she...

Seems like maybe the answer is the mom?  If she is there to help him (which it sounds like), shouldn't SHE learn the music and be more proactive in getting him in tune (so to speak) with the rest of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-23-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By Evan&Anna's_Mom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Triniity http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1387757/disrespect-and-disobedience-big-time#post_17439501)
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-21-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By Evan&Anna's_Mom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by earthmama4 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1387757/disrespect-and-disobedience-big-time#post_17437394)
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-19-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By Evan&Anna's_Mom
So, if I understand this, your child is 4?  And...

So, if I understand this, your child is 4?  And she has words like f*ck in her vocabulary???  Where did she pick up such words?  I think its really important for parents to model the behavior they...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-06-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,435
Posted By Evan&Anna's_Mom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bthuntamerc http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1387505/preteen-is-a-cell-phone-a-neccesity/60#post_17424412)
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-06-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,435
Posted By Evan&Anna's_Mom
 Evan & Anna's Mom wrote:   I'm glad he...


Evan & Anna's Mom wrote:
 
I'm glad he was safe and you knew not to worry--for that moment--although since that's how you knew you "should" watch the news, it seems to me it was also the moment...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-05-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,435
Posted By Evan&Anna's_Mom
An additional food for thought.  DS is in middle...

An additional food for thought.  DS is in middle school.  Last year the school went into lockdown.  Each student was allowed to text one pre-set phrase to their parent.  It said "School in lockdown,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-02-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,435
Posted By Evan&Anna's_Mom
Both of my kids got cell phones at the point...

Both of my kids got cell phones at the point they started walking to and from school on their own -- DD was 9 and DS was 12.  When I switched to being full-time employed, I wanted them to have a...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-12-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,156
Posted By Evan&Anna's_Mom
Coming late to the party, but may I offer...

Coming late to the party, but may I offer another idea for moving forward?  Regardless of whether you ultimately separate or not, you are both going to need to continue to parent your children.  And...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-12-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 260
Posted By Evan&Anna's_Mom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Letitia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1386214/new-to-the-adhd-thing#post_17403313)

Thanks all for the...
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