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Help with my 13 yo son

Started this discussion. Last reply by FamilyGuy Jan 22, 2014. 28 Replies

Hello fellas. I am the father of three great sons. At this moment I am having issues with my 13yo. He has been the typical rebellious 13yo up until lately. He has gone past the point of no return. I…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Cooper Oct 2, 2011. 2 Replies

My name is Adam Bauer and I am a huge fan of the info on the site. I found it looking for tips on safety razors and stayed for the rest. I am an Army vet( 95-96) until I blew out the right knee. I…Continue

 

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FamilyGuy replied to Adam Bauer's discussion Help with my 13 yo son
"A little different from the DS, approach maybe, but I've found it's very easy to lay that on young boys, (this idea of being a man) which is probably stressful. Stressful for us dads, since they will inevitably fall short and stressful for…"
Jan 22, 2014
StaggerLee replied to Adam Bauer's discussion Help with my 13 yo son
""I will love you even when you act like a jack-ass," is a great affirmation! "
Nov 6, 2013
Andrew replied to Adam Bauer's discussion Help with my 13 yo son
"Probably one of the hardest things for parents is to tell their children they love them, without condoning their behavior all the time."
Nov 6, 2013
StaggerLee replied to Adam Bauer's discussion Help with my 13 yo son
"There absolutely needs to be some consequence for punching his brother. then again, it isn't the end of the world. Brothers do that sort of crap sometimes. What seems to be missing is knowing what set him off. "Nothing," isn't…"
Nov 6, 2013
Sir replied to Adam Bauer's discussion Help with my 13 yo son
"I'm having trouble reconciling "I refuse to give up on him" with "He has gone past the point of no return."  I must not understand what at least one of these means, because they seem contradictory."
Nov 6, 2013
Jay D replied to Adam Bauer's discussion Help with my 13 yo son
"I dint know anything about beeing a father but i had a for year old brother to. When i was around 9 and my brother was 13/14 i looked up to him, wanted to learn from him. My best frinedn during that time had also a oder brother about the same age…"
Nov 6, 2013
Native Son replied to Adam Bauer's discussion Help with my 13 yo son
"A 13-year old is a royal PITA time for fathers. The hormones are kicking in full time, which just naturally shorts out the common sense circuitry in the brain. I've noticed that a whole LOT of intra-sibling fights seem to start with a…"
Nov 6, 2013
David F. replied to Adam Bauer's discussion Help with my 13 yo son
"I like it.  Thanks for the examples."
Nov 6, 2013
Adrian Miranda replied to Adam Bauer's discussion Help with my 13 yo son
"Walk and Talk.  I "walk" them through the situation and "talk" every step out loud, do not allow them not to answer, they have to learn to be observent and decide the best course of action. This is just a generic…"
Nov 5, 2013
David F. replied to Adam Bauer's discussion Help with my 13 yo son
"How do you teach them to work through their emotions? What I have done with my son is to have him take deep breaths.  If he gets hurt, I'll asking him how many "ow"s.  Totally his call on the count.  The most I have had…"
Nov 5, 2013
Adrian Miranda replied to Adam Bauer's discussion Help with my 13 yo son
"There are a couple of things that i continually teach and do is to 1) talk to my sons about controlling their emotions. Men, as leaders of their family and in the work place, should not decide or act out of emotion.  They need to be able to…"
Nov 5, 2013
David F. replied to Adam Bauer's discussion Help with my 13 yo son
"To the 30 days to Manliness together, and the Life Blue prints together. Don't shoot down his plan or ideas.  If he wants to become a star skater, it just as much work and dedication as say a policemen.  I'm sure you both have…"
Nov 5, 2013
Adam Bauer replied to Adam Bauer's discussion Help with my 13 yo son
"Great in the way that they all know I love them unconditionally and will always love them. I take time each day during this discipline period and talk about what we can do to insure that it does not happen again. I also work hard at taking time each…"
Nov 3, 2013
Adam Bauer replied to Adam Bauer's discussion Help with my 13 yo son
"He hit him for asking for help in making breakfast, that simple. He we live on 5 acres and he has his own room so his own space is not an issue. I wish I could express what I am trying to say better."
Nov 3, 2013
Sir replied to Adam Bauer's discussion Help with my 13 yo son
"So this leaves me wondering:  in what way is it great?  And did you answer that when you said "discipline you and yet teach you also" -- or do you mean something else?"
Nov 2, 2013
Brian Splash replied to Adam Bauer's discussion Help with my 13 yo son
"A drill sergeant father is never going to win over a sons respect or love , you need to watch reruns of my three sons or watch to kill a mocking bird , stern but fair is the only way and ask why what he is doing will fix or resolve what he is doing…"
Nov 2, 2013

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Well hell

Posted on October 18, 2011 at 12:06pm 0 Comments

I was working on my part in CNC  (mind you this is the forth time I started making this part) I finally thought it was a good part measured it and well hell its too &*%^ing small! Not that serious but just frustrated as hell!

Just needed to vent thats it.

What kind of children am I raising?

Posted on October 10, 2011 at 10:13pm 0 Comments

Robbie my oldest

Randy my middle boy…

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Survival SheltersPt. 1 (Emergency)

Posted on October 9, 2011 at 9:59am 0 Comments

Your lost in the woods, desert, beach, grassland and your not hurt. What is the your first priority? In my opinion shelter, but the caveat is what kind of shelter? Your type of shelter depends on your sitituation, first sit and think the worst you can do is panic, stop and study your surroundings, what can you use?

If time is of the essence a simple debris shelter,…

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Depression my story

Posted on October 8, 2011 at 1:30pm 8 Comments

"Why can't you just tell yourself to be happy?"

"Why are you so gloomy all the time?"

" You just need to cheer up"

These are things I hear daily when I am struggling with my depression. When I am doing well and the meds are working no seems to notice, but watch out if I have an…

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