New to the boards, got two in high school now!

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New to the boards, got two in high school now!
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Tue, 08-07-2012 - 1:00pm

Hello,

New to the boards and wanted to 'meet' and talk with other moms with high schoolers. I'm a mom of 5, with my 2nd and 3rd kids in high school this year, my oldest is in college and I have one in 7th and 4th grade this year. The transition to high school for my two oldest boys went smoothly, but I'm a little worried about my daughter, who is entering as a freshman this year. Just wanted o talk to other moms out there who worry about their high school daughters a bit more than sons.

My high school son is doing just fine, he's a starter on the varsity football team and I love watching him play football, he's very outgoing, athletic, social, popular, typical jock and he just got his own car so things are fine with him. I just worry about my daughter...not anything she might do, but what the BOYS are thinking. She is VERY pretty, cute, thin and she's had boys feign over her since 5th grade. Yeah I'm in trouble. She's not that interested yet in having a steady boyfriend, she's not 'boy crazy' like her friends, thank GOD (OK She thinks Taylor Lautner will wait for her, but I digress) so just looking to see if anyone else may have some concerns about starting out in high school with a bunch of hormonally imbalanced boys :smileytongue: I'm sure big brother will defend her, but also tease the living daylights out of her as well. They get along which helps, so I guess that's a good thing. Maybe it's a mother-daughter thing, since she wouldn't let me out of her sight until she was 4.

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Fri, 08-10-2012 - 11:33am
I hadn't thought about that, but that makes sense Musiclover.

Slenderman, my ODD is 17, going to be a senior, and she is a cheerleader, very pretty, a good student, but she's never had a boyfriend at all in high school and in fact has only been on one "date" at all. She has a ton of friends that are boys, and she has never mentioned boys throwing themselves at her or anything like that. I think it always depends on the boys at the school, but overall, I think especially early on in high school boys are still going through that puberty phase to and just trying to figure things out also.
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Registered: 11-28-1999
Fri, 08-10-2012 - 10:07am

I have a 23 yr old DD & a 17 yr old son--honestly I never even though about that when my DD went to high school.  From what I've seen it's actually the girls who are a lot more agressive than the boys are.  There were always girls calling my son, inviting him over, etc.  do you feel that your own sons were agressive toward girls when they were in high school?  if not, then why do you think other boys would act like that?  I think you should focus on the academics and also have your DD get involved in some activities & she will be fine.

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Registered: 09-30-2011
Wed, 08-08-2012 - 1:08pm

Welcome!! Glad you found us! :smileyhappy:

I have two boys, my oldest just started 7th grade and my youngest is in 3rd grade. (School started today!)

Lisa 

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 08-08-2012 - 10:14am
Welcome to the board! Sounds like you have your hands full! Is your daughter involved in any activities or clubs, or planning on being?

I'm Tracy, I have a 17 year old daughter who is going to be a senior this year, a stepson who will be in 8th grade who lives with his mom, a 5 year old daughter going into kindergarten and a 3 year old.
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