Drinking with Kids thread got me wondering...

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Registered: 02-14-2004
Drinking with Kids thread got me wondering...
Tue, 03-08-2011 - 11:02am

Reading the responses on the drinking with kids thread was very interesting.


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Registered: 12-28-2007
Sat, 03-19-2011 - 8:50pm

I have not read any of the replies yet.

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Registered: 04-19-2004
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 7:44pm

I have given this a lot of thought since it was posted. I do not consider this the same as the alcohol question.

Personally, I am not going to wait for the school to handle my child's health and future. I am going to speak to my child

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Sat, 03-12-2011 - 1:12pm

Yay for dance for teenage girls! That was my strategy too, keep dd too busy to get into trouble. She didn't take as many classes as your dgd's (she attended traditional school) but even with 1 or 2 classes after school plus all Saturday morning, then performances and rehearsals, she stayed really busy. That didn't mean that she didn't want to get into trouble, she just didn't have much time for it. Some of her "friends" spent the after school hours experimenting with pot, booze, and sex.

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Fri, 03-11-2011 - 9:52pm
Ok, the schedule of dance classes does sound better since you explained!

I don't think anyone here has stated their child would be "safe" by using condoms. Pretty sure we all know that's not the case, that condoms fail, etc.

I didn't have sex from peer pressure in high school. And I certainly wasn't a follower. So I'm not sure how relevant that is.


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Registered: 02-14-2004
Fri, 03-11-2011 - 8:42pm

>>>Sadie, are these girls doing the 29 dance classes outside of school? Are you driving them?

Outside of school?

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Registered: 03-06-2011
Fri, 03-11-2011 - 7:27pm

Your town sounds worse than the town I grew up. The bowling alley hasn't been updated since 1942? And I know what you mean about the movie theatre. We had to get driven to everywhere we went. If we went to the movie theatre, then we had to go home as soon as the movie was over. We sometimes went to an icecream place, but we couldn't just hang out there. We had to just eat and go. There was a pool hall meant for teenagers. I would hang out there the first two years of high school. But after that, I wasn't allowed to go, because it became overrun by grown men, who brought beer in and had fights. They ran us off a pool table once. The owner had no control over any of this and they shut him down.

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Registered: 04-13-2010
Fri, 03-11-2011 - 7:21pm

I have two boys who are 17 and 18 1/2, and yes I would purchase condoms for them if they needed me to, however so far they have not needed me to and have done so on their own.

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Registered: 03-30-2007
Fri, 03-11-2011 - 4:44pm

In a perfect World, abstinence only is a great idea.

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Registered: 10-05-2007
Fri, 03-11-2011 - 3:38pm

No, she wasn't.

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Registered: 06-06-2001
Fri, 03-11-2011 - 3:36pm

This thread led me to have a conversation with my boyfriend about what we will do with our future kids, should he and I get married :)

I grew up in a Catholic household, and while we had sex ed in my Catholic school and my mom had talks with me about growing up as a woman, I was, of course, never expected to have sex before marriage.


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