Sunday, September 30, 2007

Those Wily Teenagers!

This is among the most entertaining things I've read in the past several hours. I highly enc0urage you to follow the link and read the whole thing.

My daughter is a good girl. That’s why it’s such a shame that she has hormones. Ryan, her “boyfriend,” might be a good boy too. I don’t know since he’s not allowed to call our home or really, even, to exist on the planet with my daughter because, you see, he has hormones, too. And, I have reason to believe that he is trying to turn my daughter to the dark side.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Haha! What a great story. I really dislike parents who take total control over their kids. They're going to have to their 'fall from innocence' sooner or later, so why not sooner?
Of course, letting two teenagers fornicate is a stupid thing, but most teens are smart enough not to do that. I personally believe that the mother should calm down and stop playing God, or Star Wars...
-Charlie Kim

Scott McCall said...

....oh my freggin *authority figure*! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!?!?

SHE'S SCREWING HER KID OVER, AND SHE DOESN'T EXPECT HER CHILD TO TALK CRAP? if my mom did that crap to me when i was younger, i'd hella keep stuff from her. i probably wouldnt even talk to her. ya i have morals and control over myself, but her mom simply DOESNT TRUST HER! parents like that piss me off and think they shouldnt have children because the teenager later becomes scared. and when it does come time for the teenager to learn to date, he/she cant because the parent never let him/her learn the boundries on his/her own.

what a dumb b!t@h! she doesnt know how to parent AT ALL! boy, is she in for a suprise when her daughter moves out. the teenager is going to either rebell HELLA bad, or just get knocked up cause she didn't learn her boundries with her parents guidence...she was only told the boundries, never shown.

...dumb parents.

Ellen K said...

It's funny. From my lofty perch as a parent of three college students, I can laugh at the sentiments expressed. But I do think that there is a small dose of wisdom in the sarcastic response above. Too many parents spend most of their children's lives micromanaging decisions. If kids don't practice making small decisions when they are young, how can parents expect them to decide whether or not to take drugs, drink booze or have sex? It starts when they are young. Let them choose clothes. Let them pick out the two activities they want to do after school. Let them have a say in meals, in how their rooms look and in what sports they play. Too many parents make all of these decisions for kids leaving them needy and inexperienced when the more serious decisions of teen years come along. If you have done your job letting your child fail sometimes when they have little decisions to make, they learn consequences and move on. But when you spend ten years with a net catching them before they fall, you cripple them. Right now we have far too many emotionally stunted adults running around like emotional five year olds-acting on impulse, and believing that everyone else is to blame when they fail.
Case in point-a neighbor who was fundamentally religious was upset her daughter, age 17, was talking to boys on the phone. So she took her out of school to homeschool her. Problem-the stepmother worked-so homeschool became doing housework and then doing work after school. To western children raised on Disney, this was Cinderella in a nutshell. So the previously shy, quiet, nice girl would sneak out during the day, meet up with other kids who were homeschooled or out of school for various reasons. They introduced her to a whole new world of drugs, sex and alcohol. And since the girl had been a "good girl" and never permitted a shot at making decisions, she got in serious trouble, ended up in rehab and so on. You cannot live you children's lives for them. And if you don't equip them to make choices and live by them, you had better get used to the idea that they are going to live with you until you die.

Natalie Rothfels said...

my parents always get comments about how (generally) well-mannered their children are, and my parents (individually, of course...because they cannot be within five feet of each other or a restraining order will be insued) repeatedly say.."well, we really didn't have that many rules when they were growing up." i think it's true for the most part--the more you tell a teen not to do something the more they are usually inclined to do so, and it continues to spiral downward from there. apart from the fact that i'm definitely not a fan of drug-usage, it's also important to me to have money to pay for gas for comuting to and from school sometimes twice daily, so drugs will just have to wait until my parents decide to pay for my gas :)

Darren said...

Somehow, Natalie, you weren't who I had in mind as I read the linked post!

Natalie Rothfels said...

well, you know, just giving my opinion and all :D