It's a phase

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Registered: 10-16-1999
It's a phase
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Fri, 03-02-2012 - 5:49pm

Every now and again I like to post something to reassure those of you in the trenches of raising teens that "this too shall pass" and "it's gonna be ok."

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Fri, 03-02-2012 - 6:41pm

Congratulations to your son.

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Registered: 12-03-1999
Fri, 03-02-2012 - 9:16pm

<<>> Oh, yes indeed.

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Registered: 02-14-2000
Fri, 03-02-2012 - 9:28pm
Congrats to J! You've done a great job with your kids. It takes some longer than others to find their path but it sounds like he's found his. Funny how he can't wait to get back home now. And BTW - please thank all of your boys for me for all they've done to serve our country. (OK they're young men but I feel like we've known each other so long they'll always be your 'boys' in my eyes)
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Sun, 03-04-2012 - 11:27am
Hi Rose, my cousin is struggling with her teen daughter so thought I would drop by to see if this site was still up & running before recommending it.

Congratulations to J and to you! You did an job bringing up your kids & your foster son & now you get to enjoy your grandson.

It's amazing how most of these troubled kids do grow up & turn into great adults. But I think the common element here is the amount of hard work the parents put in & that the parents never give up on their kids even if they have to apply tough love to get through it. I have a cousin & 2nd cousin (not related) who took what I suspect is a similarly "expensive" motorcycle course specializing in Harleys. This course was in Az I believe. Both were also troubled teens. One is in his 40s & the other in his 30s. Both still love working with the bikes.

Dee
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Registered: 08-08-2009
Mon, 03-05-2012 - 9:32pm

Rose, I found your post to be very heartwarming indeed.

It is consistent with the student of my college professor uncle.

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Tue, 03-06-2012 - 11:13pm

<<And lord knows when I need a mechanic, I don’t want a doctor, lawyer, accountant, engineer, biologist, chemist, teacher, singer, author, etcetera.

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I would "Like" everyones post here!

I have twin almost 15 yr olds and a 16 1/2 yr old.

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DH had a wise dad (that I never had the pleasure of meeting ) - all 8 of his kids went to college but he told them all to have a 'trade' as well, just in case something happened and they could fall back on it. DH got certified on a bunch of car makes and worked as a mechanic for a while, which obviously comes in handy for us over the years too - at first he enjoyed owning a bunch of cars and fixing them himself, and since can help others in the family or at least know if what's being suggested by a repair place is legit. He's the 'anything with a cord' repair guy, his brother does plumbing as his trade (they're both software guys), his sister does paint/plaster/drywall (and is a social worker)...

Sue
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Registered: 08-08-2009

WOW, you got beat by the “blessing stick” to have twins the year after the oldest. LOL, you have been blessed indeed.

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Wed, 03-14-2012 - 10:56pm

get blessed! and with all boys!

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