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Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-10-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,735
Posted By GarysWife
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Ragana http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1398389/teens-and-the-sleepover-issue#post_17582836)
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-04-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,735
Posted By GarysWife
With my husband it was more of an evolving...

With my husband it was more of an evolving issue.  For him it was great that he had sex as a teen but OMG not his little girl lol.  In the beginning, he basically did not want to know anything about...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-02-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,735
Posted By GarysWife
There was a debate in another group about sex...

There was a debate in another group about sex positive parenting and I was ridiculed about sex positive parents encourage their teens to have sex.  To me there is a big difference between...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-23-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,963
Posted By GarysWife
My rule was always if you are going to allow it...

My rule was always if you are going to allow it at your house, make sure the other parents are aware of it and are on the same page as you. 
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-10-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,785
Posted By GarysWife
With mine, my rules are safety, respect, and...

With mine, my rules are safety, respect, and honesty.  As they have gotten older as long as they follow those guidelines I gradually have given them more freedom in their choices and decsion...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-09-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By GarysWife
We have the family plan and also get text...

We have the family plan and also get text messages from verizon when the data usagae max is up.  Also we can go online and monitor how many texts, calls etc they get.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-08-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By GarysWife
Where we live it has been decriminalized and the...

Where we live it has been decriminalized and the penalty is about the same as a speeding ticket.  My 16 year old and I smoke together maybe once a month and that's the only time either of us smoke...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-06-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By GarysWife
Smoking pot occasionally and smoking pot on a a...

Smoking pot occasionally and smoking pot on a a daily basis are definietly not the same.  I personally think mj should be legalized Alot of us experimented as teens and I don't mind if my kids...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-06-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By GarysWife
I know what you mean, I keep saying I must've...

I know what you mean, I keep saying I must've blinked.  Now I have a 16 year odl.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-06-2013, 03:17 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,960
Posted By GarysWife
Aso there is a free app called Find My Friends,...

Aso there is a free app called Find My Friends, which allows you to know where your kids are at all times.  It's especially helpful with younger kids.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-03-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,021
Posted By GarysWife
I'm dreading that day.  I have 2 more years to...

I'm dreading that day.  I have 2 more years to go.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-02-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,926
Posted By GarysWife
One of the things thats common with a couple of...

One of the things thats common with a couple of my daughter's friends is that they go to each other's houses when the parents aren't home or they end up in a car behind our local walmart.  To me...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-31-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By GarysWife
I don't have a problem with my girls wearing...

I don't have a problem with my girls wearing makeup around the house or on weekends at 10 or 11.  My 13 yr old is in 8th and started wearing it at school last year.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-28-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,538
Posted By GarysWife
Even as much as I talk about good health and...

Even as much as I talk about good health and weight not being important, I still see issues with teenagers.  I found out over the weekend that my 13 year old has been smoking with her bff all...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-28-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By GarysWife
I think any kid living at home whether they be...

I think any kid living at home whether they be in high school or college still has family resposibilities.  I tend to be very laid back and some call me too permissive, but my kids are still...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-21-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,960
Posted By GarysWife
Just recently we've been talking about getting a...

Just recently we've been talking about getting a phone for my 10 year old. Her birthday is in September so we will probably get her one then.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-17-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,926
Posted By GarysWife
DH and I made the decision to give them privacy...

DH and I made the decision to give them privacy here at home and then to eventually stay overnight because we did not want them thinking that sex is something they needed to sneak around to do.  The...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-12-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,926
Posted By GarysWife
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by philomom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1387925/when-your-children-are-ready-to-have-sex#post_17428807)
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-11-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,538
Posted By GarysWife
With my two older ones I've tried to focus more...

With my two older ones I've tried to focus more on eating healthy than how much they weigh.  With teens it's a real difficult balance. 
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-10-2013, 02:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,926
Posted By GarysWife
My 16 year old has been with her bf since they...

My 16 year old has been with her bf since they were 14 and her and I always had a very close relationship and she knew she could come to me when she was ready to have sex.  She was already on bc and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-01-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,674
Posted By GarysWife
My 16 year old had her first bf at 12 and...

My 16 year old had her first bf at 12 and started going with with her current bf right after she turned 14. My 13 year old now has her first bf and that mostly consists of them hanging out at our...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-20-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By GarysWife
Both my teen girls along with several of their...

Both my teen girls along with several of their freinds love the Scareleteen site. 
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-14-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,060
Posted By GarysWife
I guess I would say I was promiscuous as a teen...

I guess I would say I was promiscuous as a teen but I do not regret it at all.  I think it has made me who I am today and I do think it's made me a better lover to my dh.  My 16 year old SD became...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-09-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By GarysWife
I think the more information the better.  We...

I think the more information the better.  We have talked about dental dams in the past although I've never used one and my dd has never used one.  Dams can be used for both heterosexual and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-19-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,389
Posted By GarysWife
I think it's great you are showing him the...

I think it's great you are showing him the support and love he needs at this point in time.  I think teens discovering and exploring their sexuality is very normal whether they be bi, gay or...
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