mom_uk2socal - Mom to DS22, DS19, DD16
dr told me that our kids are behind about 3 yrs emotionally than most kidsJust wanted to say, this is one of the strategies that has helped me deal with my now DS17 (18 this sept) - to remind myself and my DH (stepdad and first strong male role model) that he is anywhere from 1-3 yrs behind, maturity level in some ways - meaning that in certain situations - of course deciding which ones is the hard part - we cannot treat him like his chronological age. Really tricky at this age and probably at any age, especially nearing legal adulthood because of course they want to be treated as their chronolgical age and in some cases you can, but in others you can't. Just one
People get this wrong all the time.
Nice to hear from you again, Mom.
Oh...I just read the part about not having raised a boy and you ARE correct.
I definitely understand how you aren't used to boys.
Thanks for the support.
It's hard to say about the college thing--hey now you can try the Parents of College Students board too.