teens

Linda - posted on 01/23/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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i found raising 3 teenagers is communication!! trying to set good examples,believe it or not,your teens are watching everything you do!!when my 19 yr old was 16.he wanted to go out with some friends,i would tell him "listen to your heart,if you feel something is not right.just listen to your feelings inside and go home..you have a voice inside you,called jesus..just listen".then when he went out the door,i prayed and asked god to protect him!!thats all i could do as a parent..for the record,my son had bad feelings 1 night and he decided to go home..(he was home in 1 hour).the next day he was told,some time after my son left a friend house..a couple people(friend of friends) started fighting and someone had a gun...so my point is,kids do listen when you think there not..most importantly,when you are a praying parent your children are protected.. so communication and prayer!!

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Linda - posted on 01/24/2010

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looks to me you and i are on the same page,with our teens..my teens are 19,17 and 16..my oldest is my son i was talking about..as a single parent..my oldest had graduated with his class.hes working and training to be a fireman..and not thing of children until after he is established..my 17 is my only daughter who is still a virgin..we have a open,close relationship togetherand not wanting to be a follower.my 16 son ,so far is on the right path too..i give all praise to god for listening to my prayers.life time has alot of true stories that are helpful to teen as well...

Shannon - posted on 01/23/2010

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I agree. Honest communication and guidance is needed. I have an 18 year old daughter, and a 15 year old son. My daughter has had friends who got pregnant, and they would call her and talk to her about the issues. I decided right there and then that all the talking in the world wasn't going to get the point acrossed about early teen pregnancy, so I decided to take my daughter on a little shopping trip. I took her to the stores and showed her what everything cost. Diapers, wipes, formula, bottles, clothes, car seat, crib, you name it...I told her how much you use of each. That was the BEST education I could have given my daughter...she is a virgin, to this day, because she knows that all it will take is one "uh-oh" and babies are not cheap. I hear her to this day talking to her friends, and telling them what they are up against should they get pregnant by having sex early. This year my son will get the same shopping outing, because we have to worry about the young males too. Leading by example, giving some good moralistic values to them to work off of, and physically showing them the reality. That's what I do...

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