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My boy is growing up

Started this discussion. Last reply by JD Feb 17. 6 Replies

Good Afternoon fellow Art of Manliness brethren,Me and my boy have been exceptionally close since his birth.  My wife works in the medical field and with those 12 hour shifts I've created a bond with…Continue

Manscape Backlash

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Fatherless Children

Started this discussion. Last reply by JD Feb 21, 2014. 37 Replies

Hello AoM brethren, In regards to the title of this post, I'm referring to those children who are without a father figure...a result of a lapse of judgment rather than of divorce.  I'm 35 and have a…Continue

Greetings from Nebraska

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt B Sep 1, 2013. 7 Replies

Hello Brethren!I'm not new to the site but I am a new MEMBER of AoM. Cheers.Continue

 

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JD replied to JD's discussion My boy is growing up
"Thanks for the comments guys.  I guess I was preparing for when my daughter got to this age and overlooked that my son would be just as much of a handful. "
Feb 17
Ian Wilson replied to JD's discussion My boy is growing up
"my oldest boy is a few days from turning 13.  we are going thru what you are going thru.  it is normal. not that i know what i am doing... but for now when he pulls away, i don't immediately chase him.  like trying to chase a…"
Feb 17
Rick Shelton replied to JD's discussion My boy is growing up
"Babies are born cute so you'll get attached to them so when they get older and piss you off you won't kill them as they deserve. Teens piss off their parents so that when it's time for them to leave their parents will gladly hold the…"
Feb 17
StaggerLee replied to JD's discussion My boy is growing up
"Boys change. The get moody, sullen, sometimes even weepy. Next thing you know, they get over it. In the end, however, the hardest thing isn't their changes it is our, as parents, reluctance to accept their changing (Mind you, a lot of their…"
Feb 17
Rick Shelton replied to JD's discussion My boy is growing up
"It's normal JD, it sucks but it's normal.  You will, either slowly or quickly, become one of the dumbest damn people on the planet, you'll become un-cool, you'll become annoying as hell, he'll not talk to you,…"
Feb 17
Will replied to JD's discussion My boy is growing up
"He sounds angry.  He also sounds like he's feeling his power (to call the shots in how he relates to you )."
Feb 16
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My boy is growing up

Good Afternoon fellow Art of Manliness brethren,Me and my boy have been exceptionally close since his birth.  My wife works in the medical field and with those 12 hour shifts I've created a bond with both my kids that I may not have had she been a stay at home mom or had a similar 9 to 5 gig.  My son has recently turned 11 years of age.  It may as well have been 16.  He has totally and completely changed in such a short amount of time, both physically and emotionally.  I obviously knew these…See More
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JD replied to UrbaNick6's discussion Tiny House Living
"I would imagine that Thoreau's Walden home wouldn't have been much larger than 200 square feet.  Just big enough for one man and the occasional guest (or two).  If I were a single man, I would definitely purchase on of these tiny…"
Jan 30
JD replied to Jay D's discussion Money
"Keep living like a broke college student for another 12 to 18 months. Use this time to wipe the slate clean with debt. Don't get too caught up in interest rates of saving or inflation...both of which are mathematically irrelevant in the short…"
Jan 30
JD replied to Thomas James's discussion Paying off a large credit card debt vs. settlement? Are there pros? How bad are the cons?
"I too made some financial mistakes in my past... Without knowing the details (nor do I want them) of your finances it's hard to point you in a specific, calculated direction. I would start with just paying the basics first and…"
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JD replied to JD's discussion Fatherless Children
"thanks for all the advice...this site is great! I've starting to just have him over at the house a little more.  His mother jumps at the chance to drop him off.  I should have been a little more clear on the boys biological…"
Feb 21, 2014
Native Son replied to JD's discussion Fatherless Children
"So, let me get this straight.  Your Mother in law had a child nine years ago, and the implication is that she's single, and the boy's biological father left. Your Mother in law wants you to be a surrogate father. First, you're…"
Jan 16, 2014
Native Son replied to JD's discussion Fatherless Children
"Is his dentist named Spaulding?"
Jan 16, 2014
Rick Shelton replied to JD's discussion Fatherless Children
"What does your (the OP) wife have to say about this?  SHE is the boy's immediate family.  What about other older siblings?  Where the hell is this boy's family in all this?"
Jan 16, 2014

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Professionally, I'm a media technician so those interests revolve around both photography and graphic design. Personally, I am involved in an Ultimate Frisbee league. I am also an avid kayker and snowboarder and frequent the Colorado Rockies.
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