It's been a long time since we've done a roll call here and with school starting up I figured it was a good time! Please take a minute to tell us a bit about yourself and your teen (as much or as little as you feel comfortable sharing). This is a great time for the lurkers to come out, including those parents of 11-12 year olds that are sneaking a peek into what the coming years might bring! :smileysurprised:
And the bonus question is: When did/does school start for your kids?
I'm Pam from central IL, marred to dh for 28 years. Our boys are 21 and 24. Yes, I know neither one of them are teens but I found this board when my oldest ds was about 12 (yikes - half of his lifetime ago). I've been active here ever since and was cl here for several years until my 'baby' turned 20 when I decided to step down to give someone else a chance. This board is near and dear to my heart. Older ds graduated from college in 2010, took a gap year, and is now in his first year of medical school. Younger ds graduated high school in 2008, went off to college, kind of floundered (to put it mildly), moved back home and tried the local CC last year but still wasn't really applying himself. He now works full time at a local call center and says he'll go back to school some day but realizes it has to be when he's ready. Talk about two different kids coming from the same gene pool! I don't work outside the home although I have over the years. I do lots of volunteer work for our church, facilitate a women's study group there, I love to read and hang out on the computer. I'm a Facebook addict - no games, just connecting with people! DH is a division manager for a large Fortune 100 company in charge of IT security. That about sums up our family!
Jason started med school the last week of July - a week of orientation and he's now finishing up his 4th week of classes.