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kids 16 and 18

communication is a big problem - even if i look at them some times i get on there nerves - one has 2 months before he goes to college and one (girl) who is right behind him next year. i want to spend quality time with them both this summer. so any suggestions on attitudes and things to do with my kids - a blink and they will be gone - already have one boy in the air force......thanks and God bless....kfpundsr

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Asked by kfpundsr at 9:16 AM on Jun. 16, 2009 in Teens (13-17)

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  • Take a trip... Does not have to be pricey... Camping, 2 day stay in a neighboring city with activities to do there. Just let them know you will always be there for them... I have a DD that will go to college this next summer... She knows that she is my world and we do have a great realationship... But it takes work. We do cheap trips and sometimes they mean the most. Good luck...

    Answer by mxmtaylor at 9:23 AM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • Roadtrip!!! All of you can talk to each other while in the car and just relax and have fun. Get a notebook for each child and write to them. Leave it on their pillow and have them respond and leave the notebook in a special place.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:23 AM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • I agree with the other posters. Take a trip. They'll be brats at first, but they'll get used to it.

    Answer by mommyaunt412 at 12:37 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • Go to the park and throw a football. Go to a farmers market, pick out some food and cook it and eat it together. Keep it simple and keep it real and you will make wonderful memories. It really is the little things that stick with us.

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:11 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • Take them out to lunch. just a nice day out with mommy. Go to a movie, let them pick. Ask them what they want. And tell them how you feel.

    Answer by tubaluver at 12:55 AM on Jun. 27, 2009

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