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My two boys always know they can come to me for a hug and kiss, straight talk or both. Those are my favorite moments; a conglomeration of years of hugs and kisses, meaningful conversations and two teenage boys who will unashamedly say, "I love you, Mom!" even though their friends are within hearing distance. Among my (few) pet peeves is a child who is manipulative and sneaky. The lies pour from their lips so naturally and, if they're caught, they show absolutely no shame or remorse. I'm a teacher of special needs middle school children and find I can take quite a lot of behavioral 'acting out', but the child who attempts to manipulate by lying and being sneaky brings out the ire in me.
Post in: Homework December 17, 2008
Sounds like accommodations are definitely in order! Surely your daughter's teacher is aware of her physical and attentional diagnoses? Is your... More »
Post in: How do you feel about a 14 yr. old getting 'M-rated' video games? December 16, 2008
Thanks to all for your input. I didn't expect so many responses and I'm grateful. I have watched my sons play the WWII game my oldest owns and,... More »
Started conversation: How do you feel about a 14 yr. old getting 'M-rated' video games? December 12, 2008
My son wants a WWII video game. He has the first version which was rated T. The new one out is rated M and I'm not happy. He claims it's "just... More »