New Here - Just found this forum!

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-17-2011
New Here - Just found this forum!
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Thu, 11-17-2011 - 7:11pm

I just found this forum on a google search. I just want to say "hello"! I'm a mother of four, three are teens, two of those three teens are step children. We have gone through/are going through phases with all of our kids, and it sure would be nice to have a group of empowering friends on tough days.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-14-2000
Fri, 11-18-2011 - 8:28am

Hi and welcome to the board! Raising teens can certainly be a roller coaster ride! My boys are now 21 and 24 and we've all survived. Younger ds has still made some incredibly stupid choices in the last couple years but he's finally maturing. I truly believe those studies that say the brain isn't quite fully developed until a person is in their mid-20's! There's a bunch of great gals here - it's beein kind of slow lately but hopefully it will pick up!

Pam
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Registered: 09-30-2011
Fri, 11-18-2011 - 11:35am

Welcome!!! So glad you found us! Yes, please do stick around-

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-17-2011
Fri, 11-18-2011 - 3:43pm

Thank you - both of you!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-03-2003
Fri, 11-18-2011 - 3:52pm

Hi and welcome!

I'm a newbie also (to this board anyway ... long time member of ivillage).

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-17-2011
Fri, 11-18-2011 - 4:04pm

Hi

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-21-2008
Fri, 11-18-2011 - 9:15pm

HI! Yep, they all have "phases" and so do we. You'll find differing opinions here, but all of our kids (and us as parents) are different...so take what you can use and try to be happy that offerings you wouldn't use worked for someone else.

I'm in a pinch for time just now but wanted to say HI!!

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-17-2011
Sat, 11-19-2011 - 12:02am
Yep, agree 100%. Every child is different just as every person is different. What works for some, may not work for others. We are all on this beautiful journey of life, navigating our way, doing the best we can.
It is nice to find a forum for parents!
:)
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Registered: 12-16-2003
Mon, 11-21-2011 - 10:41pm
Welcome to the board! I am looking forward to your posts. I am a mom of teens.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!