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Out of Control Teens

Posted by on May. 7, 2012 at 11:03 PM
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Poll

Question: Who's fault is it when they have an out of controlled teen?

Options:

parents

society

parents and society

teens

depends on the situation

other


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Total Votes: 60

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by on May. 7, 2012 at 11:03 PM
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lifeisajoy
by Platinum Member on May. 7, 2012 at 11:03 PM

bump

lifeisajoy
by Platinum Member on May. 7, 2012 at 11:04 PM

bump

FL2AK
by on May. 7, 2012 at 11:04 PM
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Part parent and part the teen.
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Mama2ETA
by Gold Member on May. 7, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Bump. I voted depends, its too vague to be sure for me.
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SkulkyGirl
by on May. 7, 2012 at 11:06 PM
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Define "out of control teen." 

tennisgal
by on May. 7, 2012 at 11:07 PM
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You can't always blame the parents, which is what we usually want to do, but there are plenty of parents who are being good parents and still the kids turn out less than stellar. There are outside influences and kids eventually make their own decisions. 

lifeisajoy
by Platinum Member on May. 7, 2012 at 11:10 PM

steal, break curfew numerous times a week-if they even show up at home for the week, physically abusive toward family or others, don't show up at school, does lots of drug activity, disrespectul toward parent most all the time---does not have to be all at once but can be or can not be

Quoting SkulkyGirl:

Define "out of control teen." 


SkulkyGirl
by on May. 7, 2012 at 11:34 PM


Quoting lifeisajoy:

steal, break curfew numerous times a week-if they even show up at home for the week, physically abusive toward family or others, don't show up at school, does lots of drug activity, disrespectul toward parent most all the time---does not have to be all at once but can be or can not be

Quoting SkulkyGirl:

Define "out of control teen." 


wow! and I have been annoyed at my teens! Who is at fault? Hard to say! Are the parents disrespectful toward the teens? That is often where they learn those behaviors. I can't imagine. I am a really easy going parent and all my kids do is a little weed. 

lifeisajoy
by Platinum Member on May. 7, 2012 at 11:36 PM

What if the parent was not disrespectful--then whos fault?

Quoting SkulkyGirl:


Quoting lifeisajoy:

steal, break curfew numerous times a week-if they even show up at home for the week, physically abusive toward family or others, don't show up at school, does lots of drug activity, disrespectul toward parent most all the time---does not have to be all at once but can be or can not be

Quoting SkulkyGirl:

Define "out of control teen." 


wow! and I have been annoyed at my teens! Who is at fault? Hard to say! Are the parents disrespectful toward the teens? That is often where they learn those behaviors. I can't imagine. I am a really easy going parent and all my kids do is a little weed. 


SkulkyGirl
by on May. 7, 2012 at 11:41 PM


Quoting lifeisajoy:

What if the parent was not disrespectful--then whos fault?

Quoting SkulkyGirl:


Quoting lifeisajoy:

steal, break curfew numerous times a week-if they even show up at home for the week, physically abusive toward family or others, don't show up at school, does lots of drug activity, disrespectul toward parent most all the time---does not have to be all at once but can be or can not be

Quoting SkulkyGirl:

Define "out of control teen." 


wow! and I have been annoyed at my teens! Who is at fault? Hard to say! Are the parents disrespectful toward the teens? That is often where they learn those behaviors. I can't imagine. I am a really easy going parent and all my kids do is a little weed. 


I don't know. I would tell the teen to move out, that is what I would do. But first, I would really try to get some good commication going, try to understand what they are thinking. 

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