Monster drinks, Amps or whatever else is out there on that level and teens drinking them.
Evidently this is a big issue in my house I think they are horrible, a hundred times worse than any soda.
My kids want them, I won't buy them. My friend and her kids who live with us, she doesn't care if her 13 and 15 yr old drink them. her 15 year old asked my son who is 16 and running to the gas station if he would get her one and he did and brought it into my house and paid for it with MY money!!! I was furious. I told them that they were not allowed in my house, they will rot your teeth, your stomach, stunt your growth, anything I could think of to get them to stop drinking them. I don't approve of teens drinking coffee either. Of course they wont and I feel like the wicked bitch of the west with all 4 of the kids on different issues that their mom doesn't give a shit about I find to be issues that I don't think teens should be doing. So of course if her kids are allowed my kids think they should be allowed and my kids are getting resentful.
Do you feel the monster drinks should be on the NONO factor and I have the right as a parent to put my foot down or am I just being a bitch about it and not worth the battle. Please be honest
1. Soda/coffee/monster/amp drinks
3. being gone after school for hours without checking in, thats after coming home and doing homework (but not studying)
4. electronics overuse
5. grounding over grades and how long should they be grounded for and what to be grounded from
6. forcing the studying especially because of low grades
7. smart mouth/back talk/cursing/anything along those lines
Those are a few off the top of my head that drive me nuts, that my kids are resentful of because I lay down the law and she doesn't.
these kids are 13boy (5th grade)hers, 14girl (7th) mine, 15 girl (9th)hers and 16boy (11th) mine.
yes I know, a 13 yr old in 5th grade, he got held back twice and if they dont push him thru he will be a 14 yr old in 5th because of his grades, her daughter got held back once and my daughter got held back once. Right now her daughter seems to be doing ok as far as her grades go, she seems more focused about what she wants to do with her life.
My son and her son are the problems with grades. my daughter, is a whole nother ball game, she is doing ok but not great, spends 4 days in the free after school tutoring program. Her son and my daughter both have IEP's (individual education plans) due to learning disabilities. However the powers that be in the wonderful state of Florida has decided to do away with the ESE classes to help students who have disabilities because they don't want them to get bullied and singled out. SO they are mainstreamed into regular classes and they have extra teachers that go from class to class to help them and any other student as needed.
Ack I know this is long so I will stop now :) thanks for your input