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How To Outwit Your Teenager

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Look But Can’t Touch

August 29th, 2010 · 4 Comments

I could hear my son singing and playing his guitar in his bedroom one evening. The only thing strange about that scenario was that he had closed his bedroom door. Just weeks away from his 13th birthday, the door closing had begun.
So naturally I opened the door to find out why it was closed: standard [...]

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Tags: Puberty · Relationships · Technology · Uncategorized · friends · social media

Mothers Against Drunk Drivers

June 16th, 2009 · No Comments

This was sent to me by a friend and mother of a teenager. The idea is that you add your name to the bottom of the list and email it to as many mums as possible. The original list was up to 18000 names so I’ve started a new one with my name at the [...]

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Tags: Alcohol

Is It OK For Your Teenager To Have Sex At Home?

April 10th, 2009 · No Comments

How are you supposed to react when your teenager emerges from her bedroom with her boyfriend, having spent the night together under your roof?
That was the rhetorical question a friend posed while we were having coffee this week.
“There’s no way I’d let my son do that,” I said.
She looked at me and said, “but [...]

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Tags: Rules · sex