Feb 22nd 2011 5:18PM You're kidding me right?!?! Making a 15 year old stand on a street corner. And he stayed there? Now who's the idiot? If I had tried to pull that on one of my teens they would have walked. No way they would have stayed on a street corner unless they had wanted to.
And for the writer who says, "I dont' listen to my stereo too loudly or otherwise do things to draw attention to myself when out with my teens so I don't emarrass them." Are you kidding me? As if I live my life for the sake of my teens. I used to tease my teens in public,,, that's one of the joys of parenthood. Now my 23 and 29 year old sons have no problem kissing me hello or goodbye (yes, in public) And they take my arm when walking through the mall. The mother who said that needs to get a grip and the teen needs to grow a pair. So, he's failing in school. He'll either shape up or he wont'. KUDOS to the mom who is trying something different to make a positive difference in her kid's life. Good for her! Embarrassing and shaming? Big deal. If that's the worst thing this kid has to deal with in life then he got off easy. Or maybe the mom should have whipped his butt more often when he was a snot snosed little brat (egads, I can hear those phones dialing CPS even as I type). The point is, as parents we do the best we know how. Good for her for continuing to hang in there and care about her son's future instead of just throwing in the towel out of shear frustration. The key thing to remember is: GET A FRIGGIN GRIP., He's a teenager for god's sake. He is NOT a finished product. Of my three kids who did not complete highschool,,,one is an RN, one is glazier for the local union (making more money than me I might add) and one is putting himself through medical school. The point is, as a parent don't get all riled up over the stupidity of teens and what they do. Just steady the course. They learn more from WATCHING you when they're teens than from what you say. And if the kid isn't going to study and make the grade, then, I guess, that's on him now isn't it.....And lest we forget Adam and Eve had a perfect father, and look how they ended up.
The point is,,, sometimes it's not the parent.
Sometimes the little brat er teenager is a little s**t and there's nothing you can do but continue to instill your values and judgements by how you LIVE your life, and not by yelling at the educators. (are you kidding me? That writer is castigating this mother for caring and then freely admits she acted like a spoiled, out of control brat yelling at the establishment?) To her all I can say is,,,, one who lives in a glass house,,,,,,
We do the best we can,,,
So you think CPS should be called??? Oh brother,,,,,
CPS is a joke,,,,
Aug 11th 2010 5:36PM Boo Hoo. Know how to have a healthy self esteem? You work for it. Self-esteem is something you earn, it is not something you are given. You were abused as a child? Well, guess what? 3 out of 4 girls will be abused and 3 out of 7 boys will be abused as children. So, you had a lousy childhood? Who didn't? The point is, get your mind off yourself and go out there and help others. You want to get over your suffering? Then help others who are suffering. What a narcisitic society we live in. Do we have to be so cruel? Individually? No. Collectively? As a society? Well, darlin, we live in a tough world, so toughen up and get out there and quit cryin about yourself. I can guarantee there are MANY others a LOT worse off than you. You want to change your self image. Then get your eyes off your self pity and do something positive to change the world, even if it's just your small corner of it.
Aug 11th 2010 5:20PM Fat ... obese - A rose by any other name.
If you're fat, then you're fat. Obese is a clinical term.
I weigh 261 lbs. Am female and am 5'8" tall. I am fat. It is what it is.
Get a clue AND a reality check. Who cares what people say. If you weren't fat then they'd be calling you some other name for some other reason.
Remember, when someone treats you rudely, it's about who THEY are, it has nothing to do with you.
So, if you're fat, then you're fat. If you don't like being fat, then lose weight. Simple problem, simple solution. So, if you're fat, it's because you want to be (barring a medical condition or medications which accounts for less than 2% of the obese problem in this country). Or, at the very least, you don't want to do what it takes to be physically fit. So, live with being fat and quit whining. If you're fat, then you're getting something out of it. Until you decide something else is more important to you, then you'll live out your life being fat. So, what's wrong with that???? We all make choices in life. And being fat is one of those choices.
May 29th 2008 5:45PM Idon't like Lane Bryant. Their clothes are too expensive. I much prefer Catherine's. Much better selection and prices. And by the way, call it what you will - voluptuous, curvy, full figured, whatever,, a duck by any other name is still fat....