"Your post really reminds me of when I was 18-19, and was living at home right after finishing college. I had a 15 year old, straight A sister, and my dad was always the one giving me the stern talks. I did the same sort of things your son is doing -…"
"I'm actually fine with the "wait 'till dad gets home" thing. My wife handles day-to-day discipline most of the time, and I back her up. I'm threatened for major infractions and punsihment with extreme…"
"Sounds like you are doing well. There are always other views from other people based on their ideas. Add to the mix children feeling out their boundaries and such and it gets hard.
One question you might ask is if your daughter…"
"DON'T BE DISCOURAGED!! There is a lie being spoken here to heart of you and you must acknowledge that it IS A LIE so that is doesn't root itself and become a belief.
I will will declare some truth for you here buddy, so listen hard.
"I was inspired by a friend's father, who was dying of cancer.
He knew his cancer was terminal, so he spent the final few months building his own casket. I intend to follow his example and make my own.
That is, unless I go out in a sudden and…"
"Don't let a 15 year old give you feedback on your parenting skills. I don't care how responsible she is. She's fifteen. And of course your son is going to think you give her preferential treatment if she's the "good"…"
"Paul, there's some really good advice here. One question i would raise is your wife's parenting strategy during non-crisis events. Is she consistent with your approach, or is she eroding your stand?
If your wife does not agree…"
"The question on whether you are failing or not depends on the criteria for success. By your kids' criteria you are evidently failing - but what are their criteria? Teenaged kids are stupid - and I say that remembering myself,…"
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Ah, cockroaches. The scummy, skittering, pesky little pests that somehow manage to vanish whenever you flick on the bathroom light. Like Mother Nature's little Batmans. Part of what makes them so hard to control is their resiliency, which is something of a biological marvel. Here are five reasons the humble roach will outlive us all:1. They can adapt at a scary-fast rateIn the mid-1980s, exterminators began mixing sugary roach-bait with slow-acting poisons intended to spread and wipe out entire…See More