Have I failed as a mother??!!!

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Registered: 04-14-2011
Have I failed as a mother??!!!
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Thu, 04-14-2011 - 10:57pm

I am a single mom to three teenage sons.

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Registered: 02-14-2000
Sun, 05-15-2011 - 5:07pm

I'm sorry. Something is obviously going on if he's gone downhill so fast. Glad he's talking to someone tomorrow. Since he's 17 you still have a bit of 'clout' so don't give up - it may take several sessions or trying a couple different therapists to get to the bottom of it. Have you asked your other ds's if they know what's going on? Are they concerned too?

Pam
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Registered: 04-14-2011
Sat, 05-14-2011 - 11:27pm

AN UPDATE....17yo has gone down hill quickly....gone from honor student to failing three classes, confessed to smoking "just weed", lying, missing jewelry in my home etc....he is currently grounded with no "communication" and says he will "die" without talking to his friends...appt on Monday with therapist....I am sooo worried....

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Sun, 05-08-2011 - 4:57am
That was a pretty nasty diatribe about Texas. Aren't you in California? LOL! Glass houses and all that, you know? And in my area of Texas, the cost of living is fairly low. I haven't paid $4/gallon for gas yet. My last electric bill was $77. Real estate is cheaper, homes, etc. Your entire post was unnecessary and rude.

 

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Registered: 11-21-2004
Fri, 05-06-2011 - 4:00pm

I just had to respond.

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Registered: 08-08-2009
Thu, 04-28-2011 - 8:46pm

Hey, keep you hands of Texasl LOL

Also, I think part of it is that Texas has a long tradition of claiming that they were the "Republic of Texas" from 1836 until 1845, having fought and won it's independence, had several presidents.

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Registered: 12-03-1999
Thu, 04-28-2011 - 5:02pm

Well, considering that Texas has an economy that is the 2nd largest in the nation and the 15th largest in the world (in 2008, Texas had a gross state production of $1.224 trillion) and Texas's per capitia personal income is $36,484 (ranking 29th in the nation, which is below the national average), I'd say "banana republic" ain't far off.

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Registered: 08-08-2009
Thu, 04-28-2011 - 11:45am

Love those horses!

I work in an office with big connections to folks out in the "Peoples Republic of California." They refer to us a the "Banana Republic of Texas," Florida, etc. They have angst with us for many reasons. Politically the two states are polar opposites.

Love,

Kimmy

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Wed, 04-27-2011 - 10:44pm
Hi Pam. We're doing as well as could be expected.

That's great news about Jason. And I'm sure Justin will "get it" before too long. ;)

 

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Registered: 02-14-2000
Wed, 04-27-2011 - 1:51pm
Hey great to 'see' you, cat! I hope you're well or at least hanging in there. We're doing OK. Jason seems to be doing well for the moment. He's almost 24 and headed to med school in July. Justin is 21 and still does some incredibly stupid things. I'm still waiting for that brain to kick in....
Pam
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Registered: 11-13-2009
Wed, 04-27-2011 - 1:15pm
I'm convinced that the "brain not fully matured until 25" is science.

And I'm a little surprised that someone who used to quote that a bit, now seems to be posting that they don't really believe it (not you).. But I do.

 

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