Raising girls

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Raising girls
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Thu, 01-27-2011 - 5:24am

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/wellbeing/8276100/How-to-guide-girls.html

Noticed this article and thought I would share it.

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Thu, 01-27-2011 - 7:41am

Great article, Moss! I think some of that can be applied to boys also. I never heard of alcopops before. Maybe that hasn't hit the states yet? Or maybe I'm just not in the loop.

Thanks for sharing that!


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Thu, 01-27-2011 - 12:31pm
I didn't make it through all of the article, but I will try to come back to it. Sounds like the book is really extensive which is nice. I think it's good to keep the lines of communication between parents open. I know my parents knew my friends parents. They could compare notes and see what was up. This doesn't seem to be the case these days. I've not heard of alchopops either. That's probably not a good thing. Thanks for sharing MOss!!!
KRISTIE
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Thu, 01-27-2011 - 5:23pm

Thanks for sharing this!

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Thu, 01-27-2011 - 5:24pm

Never heard of them either and my kids are older!

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Thu, 01-27-2011 - 7:25pm
Well then maybe I don't need to worry about these just yet!!!
KRISTIE
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Fri, 01-28-2011 - 6:01am

Alcopops are alcoholic drinks which taste like non-alcoholic fruit

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Fri, 01-28-2011 - 7:27am

Yikes! They don't sound like a good thing.

I read a couple websites that are high school/college oriented and I haven't seen alcopops mentioned there but when I googled it yesterday, I did see California mentioned - so I'm not surprised that a lot of us haven't heard about them. CA is usually a step ahead of the rest of us.


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Fri, 01-28-2011 - 12:35pm
I was thinking this might be kinda of like what we call a wine cooler. And it's not really cool for teenagers to drink those here in the US. I'm surprised that wine coolers have survived. Not a lot of people drink them that I know of. But you are right they taste like a yummy fruity drink and go down easy. Then wham - the alcohol hits you. I feel a little awkward at parties because I don't drink either. Drinking really gets my stomach upset. Not in a drunk kind of way. I can have a less than a 1/2 glass of wine and be sick to my stomach. So drinking has totally lost it's appeal to me. I agree that if we forbid things, kids tend to run directly to what we forbid.
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Fri, 01-28-2011 - 1:12pm

Moss neither one of my parents drank.....mostly for religious reasons.