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Teens Drinking
Jun 30, 2005
... I agree....with E. I am just starting the rollercoaster ride. She stated her jobe yesterday and the first thing she shared with me was how a guy there who was in his mid thirties was "hitting" on her. :eek: She pleaded with me on not overreacting and stopping her from working and I explained to her how I couldn't stop guys from hitting on her and that I thought a job would... (217 replies)
Teens Drinking
Jun 30, 2005
... Sure does. :) Teens see us only as parents (i.e., the enemy) until they can actually picture us as a teenager with similar problems. E still sees you as “Mom, full of grace”. Once they start acting like meanagers, it would be nicer to be thought of as a mentor than as mom so you could feel closer but I’m not sure if it is a good idea to rush the process. The early meanager... (217 replies)
Teens Drinking
Jun 16, 2005
... I haven't even finished his first book..as a matter of fact, I read some of pg 116 to Tom at dinner....he looked at me and asked me in all seriousness what exactly did it all mean. :D I translated as much as I can and he said that we have been extremely assertive and that his family just doesn't know how to take no for an answer!!!! I still don't know when they are coming... (217 replies)

Teens Drinking
Jun 16, 2005
... Eliss' "A Guide to Rational Living" (sound familiar? :jester: )covers anger. That book also references Eliss' "Anger - How to live with and without it". Aren't you glad you asked? ;) Thanks for helping with Jimmy's thread. Indeed, the topic is extremely difficult and very personal. The decisions must be all theirs; we just need to get them started communicating about... (217 replies)
Teens Drinking
Jun 14, 2005
... Yes...we have reached another milestone and it feels good. It's an entire different role and I feel as if I am making a m***** voyage into new territory and just pray I don't end up sinking like the Titanic :eek: But it feels good and yet a little unnatural as well. But I am enjoying K. seeing that she can be quite capable of making wise decisions :D Heartland, I... (217 replies)
Teens Drinking
Jun 14, 2005
... e that to mean that all your big problems are over with K. The calm before a storm always makes me uneasy. Calm usually means something is being hid from you. Meanagers are always exploring their boundaries so vigilance must be maintained. ... (217 replies)
Teens Drinking
Jun 1, 2005
... I know, and I am always trying to be the perfect mom.....but I was very much in tune with my human side and my limitations this past weekend. I realize that I can only do my best and as I try to be a good child of God I also try to carry that into my parenting. But my humaness often gets the better of me. ;) You are so wise my dear friend. I do know how K. must feel... (217 replies)
Teens Drinking
Jun 1, 2005
... Goody, I’ve always been fascinated with the command “go forth and sin no more”. Doesn’t that say to try and be as perfect as possible? Our human nature doesn’t allow us to be perfect so we can’t truly fulfill that command yet we are commanded to strive for perfection. (no stress here, right? :D) Your frustration with yourself for being human shows how hard you try to be... (217 replies)
Teens Drinking
May 5, 2005
... This sentence typified our experiences with our meanagers; you are not alone. :rolleyes: At that stage, it’s quite hard to visualize them as upstanding citizens and becoming good parents. There is no better proof that we must depend on God to architect their transition into adulthood since we know they’ll do just the opposite of what we recommend. :angel: Yes and No… You... (217 replies)
... Sophia.....thanks for such a caring & wonderful post :angel: Yes...this thread was over 6 months ago and in resurrecting it I was able to see exactly how far my daughters and I have come. While I may prefer to bury this part of my life, I am able to see that through the pain of living it at the time, it has only served to strengthen me. And, in reading exactly how painful... (81 replies)
... Sophia, what a heart-breaking story! I am so sorry you had to face such difficult and terrible obstacles at such a young age, before you were properly equipped and prepared to stand up for yourself and resist poor, unfair treatment. While I agree that almost all teenagers go temporarily insane as they struggle to distinguish and separate themselves from their parents'... (81 replies)
... Wow, Goody, when I first saw this thread, I thought it was a current one and I got horrified :eek: I am so happy it was from 2004 and hopefully your problems are now resolved. I didn't have time to read through the entire thread, but boy, kids have changed from the times I was one, that's for sure. I would NEVER EVER dare to call my Mom any names, and she actually WAS an... (81 replies)
... When I resurrected this thread I was able to reread alot of the advice offered and must say, Stacy, that yours is something that I will hold onto for quite a while. It comforts me just knowing that you have mentioned that I remind you so much of your own mom & that must mean that I have so much to look forward to in terms of how my relationship with my daughters will be... (81 replies)
... Hi Goody, I think just every parent goes through the unsettling experience of having their kids suddenly view them as jailers/enemies rather than their adored and cherished heroes. Anyone who can provide insight along with a sense of humor about how to get through these years would certainly have a huge audience! I hope that your daughters are starting to come around and... (81 replies)
... Thanks, Lisa, for your post and your insight. That's what Goody always tries to do and perhaps you will be inspired to do the same....for in every bad situation there is opportunity to create good. I think you're almost there, my friend.......you may not know it but Goody does ;) .....Goody :wave: (81 replies)
... Goody, how nice you can take advantage of a negative (not working & back problems) and find a positive - being able to work on some writing. I remember a while back when I was 'soul searching' or trying to figure myself out, I found inspiration in a story I came across. This was a while back, so I DON't remeber the details well. But as best as my memory serves me, it was... (81 replies)
... Nah....actually as I was writing it took on a cynical look at parenting, what I mean to get across is the sense of humor we must have in order to get through these years. Having pulled this thread out of the archives gave me an opportunity to see how far I have come in 6 months time as a mother, friend, wife & person.....and how we gather our strength during times of crisis... (81 replies)
... I think your target audience would be mothers so I'm certainly not qualified to judge :rolleyes:; however, as a father of daughters I certainly can relate to these paragraphs. Maybe the title could be a little catchier, something like... Meanage Girls made me their X-Mom (Motherhood as a nonexistent being) Have fun with this, Goody, and run with your passion for... (81 replies)
... Thought I'd bump up this thread to share with my friends some of my thoughts I have put into writing....perhaps all this will inspire me to write my own book one day entitled....."The Meanager Years....A Perimenopausal Woman's Guide to Raising Two Teenage Daughters" :D I came up with a first chapter that I'd like to call..."Sugar & Spice" ~ Whoever made up that poem... (81 replies)
... Funny.....I never quite thought of it that way but now that you mention it I see little circles of friends both old & new intertwined that will be there to greet me when the time comes....I my not recognize your face but I will surely recognize your soul :angel: Meeting Tom had nothing to do with going to college....we met through the fate of a personal ad. ... (81 replies)




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