Support thread for parents of teenagers

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28 Sep
9:59pm, 28 Sep 2022
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TeeBee
I think it depends very much on the kid. Mine didn't try to get round it - and all we did was put a timer on the plug, nothing more complicated. But it was still too much bother for him to work out.
29 Sep
6:13pm, 29 Sep 2022
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Lizzie Whizz
Hello
We knew T11 is scared (to the point of tears) of dystopian futures in books etc. Turns out it's the future he's scared of, particularly him not being around any more. Which makes sense, just hadn't really thought about it myself... So, today he just had a melt down because they're going to make a 100yr time capsule at Scouts. Obviously I am not making him attend, but I am bemused as to how to help him grow through this as, looking back, it's pretty ingrained.
29 Sep
6:16pm, 29 Sep 2022
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LindsD
I remember really vividly feeling like that. I just made myself stop thinking about it. Hopefully he can come to terms with it. It's a fairly reasonable fear tbf
29 Sep
6:17pm, 29 Sep 2022
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LindsD
*just* not implying that it's easy. I just couldn't live with that level of terror
29 Sep
6:23pm, 29 Sep 2022
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Serendippily
Most fears seem insurmountable when you’re stressed - I think the more in control you are the easier it is to do. Environments where everyone around you may judge you for it are rarely the place to conquer your fears. Teen has recently been working through Disney which she has always been terrified of
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6:25pm, 29 Sep 2022
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In comfort of own living room with remote in hand and friends on FaceTime to laugh with. MrS and I love Pixar and were looking forward to having someone to share it with - it might yet happen …
29 Sep
6:27pm, 29 Sep 2022
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Serendippily
We had something very similar with spiders btw. Makes sense now

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