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Support thread for parents of teenagers

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2 Apr
9:14pm, 2 Apr 2021
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Shared presence is always the best conversation approach. Direct questions are hard, i buy a lot of jigsaws as once c9 is distracted she often starts chatting
3 Apr
8:31am, 3 Apr 2021
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I'm missing the long drives to hockey matches. That's how I usually get to chat to my kids.

Cedd's first high school parents evening was a success. (The y7 one didn't happen because of covid). We took the tactical decision not to meet the art or music teachers as he has as much natural talent as a brick in those areas and assured me he behaves well and puts effort in. None of us thought ten minutes of being told he's below average in an area he already knows he's bad at would help anything.

I had a spare teen eating subway and avoiding eye contact in my garden yesterday. It was lovely. They seemed relieved to be told to set up garden chairs away from us!!!!
3 Apr
12:20pm, 3 Apr 2021
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For various reason, mainly MH my eldest started university age 21, just as most of her friends had finished. She isn’t the oldest on her course, has made some great friends ( all the same age as her ) and is really getting a lot out of the course.

She is there because she wants to be not because of school/peer pressure.

When she left school she was adamant that university wasn’t the place for her then. As she said universities aren’t going anywhere I can go at any age if that’s what I want to do.
3 Apr
3:10pm, 3 Apr 2021
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That's great to hear from both of you

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Maintained by LindsD
Thread was started by Trin, back when her kids were in their teens.

A place to vent, but also to share good news.

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