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  1. Standard memberyo its me
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    20 Aug '16 07:111 edit
    I'm so tired of raising teenagers.
    They're moody, lazy, selfish, sulky, self indulgent, single minded, self obsessed, dirty, messy, rude.....and then their mood swings & they're helpful, chatty, sweet, thoughtful, washing, tidying and complaining about their siblings who are grumpy as if they have no memory of the mood they had just an hour earlier.

    I'm so glad I was never a teenager.
  2. Dumnonia
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    20 Aug '16 08:23
    Originally posted by yo its me
    I'm so tired of raising teenagers.
    They're moody, lazy, selfish, sulky, self indulgent, single minded, self obsessed, dirty, messy, rude.....and then their mood swings & they're helpful, chatty, sweet, thoughtful, washing, tidying and complaining about their siblings who are grumpy as if they have no memory of the mood they had just an hour earlier.

    I'm so glad I was never a teenager.
    I'm glad I don't have any teenagers.
  3. Subscribermoonbus
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    20 Aug '16 13:16
    Parents don't raise teenagers. It's the parents who grow up during that process. The teenagers grow up later, when they have kids of their own.
  4. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    20 Aug '16 13:251 edit
    Originally posted by moonbus
    Parents don't raise teenagers. It's the parents who grow up during that process. The teenagers grow up later, when they have kids of their own.
    Moonbus,
    That could very well be the most accurate statement I've seen you make on here. You did it in only three sentences too. 😉

    Regards,
    -VR
  5. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    20 Aug '16 13:28
    Originally posted by divegeester
    I'm glad I don't have any teenagers.
    Dive,
    Did you ever have any teenagers. It certainly is a growing experience for anyone. You don't get a handbook, can't believe half of what is in the books that are out.

    Regards,
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  6. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    20 Aug '16 15:51
    Originally posted by moonbus
    Parents don't raise teenagers. It's the parents who grow up during that process. The teenagers grow up later, when they have kids of their own.
    It's extremely tough to raise teenagers. The trick is to let the teenagers raise you.
  7. Subscriberrookie54
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    20 Aug '16 17:13
    Originally posted by yo its me
    I'm so glad I was never a teenager.
    humans grow...
    but,
    not all parts of a human grow at the same rate as other parts...

    thus explaining all deviant behavior...
  8. Standard memberyo its me
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    20 Aug '16 18:02
    Originally posted by moonbus
    Parents don't raise teenagers. It's the parents who grow up during that process. The teenagers grow up later, when they have kids of their own.
    Do you really think so?
    Honestly I'm pretty sure I am grown up already!
    Mind you, feels like I'm not raising them in the same way as I did when they were smaller. We negotiate now, I explain just as much but the finality of my decisions is a little greyer and the consequences are harder to enforce but I still *feel* like I'm the adult parenting the children.... Am I deluded? Maybe this is what makes the jib such hard work?
  9. Standard memberyo its me
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    20 Aug '16 18:05
    Originally posted by rookie54
    humans grow...
    but,
    not all parts of a human grow at the same rate as other parts...

    thus explaining all deviant behavior...
    ....and the mood swings?
  10. Standard memberSeitse
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    20 Aug '16 18:471 edit
    Originally posted by yo its me
    I'm so tired of raising teenagers.
    They're moody, lazy, selfish, sulky, self indulgent, single minded, self obsessed, dirty, messy, rude.....and then their mood swings & they're helpful, chatty, sweet, thoughtful, washing, tidying and complaining about their siblings who are grumpy as if they have no memory of the mood they had just an hour earlier.

    I'm so glad I was never a teenager.
    Teenagers are a problem IF AND ONLY IF the parent is a true
    and utter incompetent. I bet you have given the teenager everything he
    or she wants, and the useless piece of hormones has never worked
    for anything. Hell, here's $5 on you always trying to be a "cool pal" to
    the teen instead of a true authority.

    Be a freakin' parent. Talk to them with authority. Read them the rules.
    Make them work for any luxuries they want, with a real job, and
    through real chores at home in exchange for all the free stuff they get.
    And slap them if they are disrespectful in the slightest.

    But since you're here on a chess forum whining about it, I bet you
    already failed as a parent. Congratulations, you have spawned the
    next Kim Kardashian or Jeffrey Dhamer. Just what the world needed.
  11. Subscriberrookie54
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    20 Aug '16 19:00
    Originally posted by Seitse
    you have spawned the next Kim Kardashian or Jeffrey Dhamer.
    harsh, and assuming...

    yer childhood abuse is peeking...
    talk about it with yer priest, you will feel better after yer spanking...
  12. Standard memberSeitse
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    20 Aug '16 20:10
    Originally posted by rookie54
    harsh, and assuming...

    yer childhood abuse is peeking...
    talk about it with yer priest, you will feel better after yer spanking...
    I see I forgot to clarify. When slapping, slap the face and not elsewhere.
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    20 Aug '16 20:44
    Originally posted by yo its me
    Do you really think so?
    Honestly I'm pretty sure I am grown up already!
    Mind you, feels like I'm not raising them in the same way as I did when they were smaller. We negotiate now, I explain just as much but the finality of my decisions is a little greyer and the consequences are harder to enforce but I still *feel* like I'm the adult parenting the children.... Am I deluded? Maybe this is what makes the jib such hard work?
    Enforcing consequences? Are you a parent or a policeman?
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    20 Aug '16 21:09
    Originally posted by moonbus
    Enforcing consequences? Are you a parent or a policeman?
    If a parent doesn't enforce consequences, the the police are more likely to be enforcing consequences later on.
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    20 Aug '16 21:46
    Don't waste time telling them to tidy their rooms or cleaning it yourself.
    Keep their door shut. Pretend it does not exist.
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