Jan 8th 2011 1:05AM I think that you might mean "breeders." "Breaders" would be an entirely different, much more culinary, type of person.
Dec 14th 2010 9:44PM I wonder if you've actually watched the show. Alot of the episodes are tear-jerkers, because these kids' lives are tough. I remember when one of the girls, Maci, was realizing that her fiance, Ryan, really didn't care about her and their son, Bentley. She was this 16 year old sitting at home with a baby while her older boyfriend was out clubbing. Kids watching from home could see that their ideal of a perfect future after the baby is completely unrealistic. When another young couple gave up their baby for adoption, the girl was pretty much disowned for it. Teenagers glamorize everything, but 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom show let kids see that none of this is galmorous.
Dec 2nd 2010 10:38PM I think that it's more of an over-reaction to what we grew up with. When I was 8, I decided that even though I couldn't make my mom divorce my dad, I would ensure that when I was an adult I would never stay in an unhappy marriage. I never wanted my kids in that situation. You need to fight to make a marriage work, and people who grew up resenting their parents' dysfunctional marriages tend to just run from tough situations. That said, I think dating so publically and so soon is pretty trashy.
Nov 15th 2010 9:01PM "Truthiness" is an awesome word that means something that appears true, but isn't. It's the total opposite of the word that you are looking for.
Oct 16th 2010 7:50PM Yeah, I'm not buying it, either. Love the implication that Obama's administration is a plot to take down white America, though. Cute.
Aug 11th 2010 10:31PM I wonder... did you learn about the apparent inverse relationship between GLBT rights and women's rights from the same person who taught you the Art of random Capitalization and horribly rambling posts?
Aug 6th 2010 11:41PM This is a bitter, hate filled woman who tried to paint her troubled daughter as an sweet little Christian who made a mistake, then sent her off on a abstinence campaign, posing with her son and looking forlorn. This scuzzy little douche, Levi Johnston, wants to exploit Sarah the way that Sarah wants to exploit her own daughter and racist Tea Partiers.
Jul 5th 2010 5:54PM If by any chance the author is reading the comments for reader response (or parents reading recognize their own children): This reminds me a BUNCH of me as a 9, 10, 11 yr old, etc. Luckily for me, I had a similar relationship with my mother. As I got a bit older, the anxiety turned into depression, and by the time I was in college I had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, OCD, borderline personality disorder, social anxiety disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, and a few more. It wasn't until I was 23 that my doctors and I realized I was Autistic. I'm also a special ed specialist, working with Autistic children, and you might want to look into the issue of autism that with your son. There are many things that parents and most experts don't recognize. These are things that we Autistic people often share, although it's a spectrum and we are all different. 1) I never flapped my hands. But starting at age 2, I always sat on my hands. I was trying to stop myself from flapping, since I had noticed that no one else did that. 2) I would become an "expert" in one area, like sharks or ghosts. When I was mastering that area, I would read, watch, and ask about that topic whenever I could. I would then give lectures to people, stuffed animals, mirrors, and trees about my topic. 3) I was a super-picky eater. SUPER picky. I once ate nothing but frozen corn (still frozen) for one whole month. I would consider even holding a sealed jar of mustard to be a terrifying experience, since it might touch me. 4) I reenacted movies, books, stories, etc. over and over. 5) Interestingly enough, my first two "boyfriends"- at age 3 and age 5 - were autistic. They were the "weird" special education behavior problems, and I was the shy "genius" who;d been reading books since age 3.
The other signs are ones you mentioned: 6) I couldn't take teasing. I would dissolve into tears easily. 7) I couldn't sleep without a bedtime "ritual" that included my mom laying down with me to help me calm down. 8) I was really attahed to certain items and ways of doing things. 9) I had melt-downs like crazy!
If you do think that you might be looking at austism, please don't worry about that. Alot of Autistic adults (myself included) are glad that we're autistic. I always remind my kids (grades 1-4) that being Autistic isn't really easy for anyone, but it brought us Einstein, Bill Gates, and E. A. Poe, so they'd better appreciate it!
May 23rd 2010 2:16AM "In God We Trust" didn't become a big thing until the McCarthy era. It was added to point out that we weren't godless like the Communists. That's when "under God" was added to the Pledge of Allegiance, too. Nowadays, we tend to think of it as an essential part of America from the beginning, but those institutionalized deist sayings are relatively new.
May 10th 2010 10:51PM harrypigeon- having a chromosomal abnormality related to advanced paternal age doesn't mean that advanced age is a prerequisite for the disorder. Down Syndrome is related to advanced maternal age, but young women can and do have children with Down's. All it means is that advanced paternal age (or maternal in the case of Down's) increases the risk.