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To see that the youth of today are good

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Mitmoo Fri 29-Jul-11 18:10:08

My son has told his friends that I am suffering with stress at the moment, bad anxiety and I've now got my back garden with three 14 year old boys in it who are doing my garden and tidying my shed.

I've always tried to be good to them as they were growing up and now they're being so good to me.

Our young people get so much bad press but most are just good kids. Bless 'em.

rubyrubyruby Fri 29-Jul-11 18:11:00

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LRDTheFeministDragon Fri 29-Jul-11 18:12:03

Aww, that is so nice. smile

usualsuspect Fri 29-Jul-11 18:12:11

Thats lovely ,theres a lot of good ones out there

Tchootnika Fri 29-Jul-11 18:15:39


A lovely OP!

I think most people who actually have anything to do with young people (which I hope is most people, IYSWIM) are quite fond of them, really... but it's still good seeing nice posts and reminders like this.

Thank you, Mitmoo - hope things ease up soon.

Mitmoo Fri 29-Jul-11 18:21:32

We see so many posts on so many boards demonising children, but the children I know are just fab.

hobnobsaremyfave Fri 29-Jul-11 18:23:14

My teen DS recently did something pretty fab to fundraise for his mate who is seriously ill. He made me VERY proud.

harbingerofdoom Fri 29-Jul-11 18:25:22

That's fantastic-well done to your son and his friends.

Mitmoo Fri 29-Jul-11 18:30:29

hobnob and all. I just think we don't hear enough about how fabulous our young people are.

Mitmoo Fri 29-Jul-11 18:31:17

Perhaps we should make this a tribute thread to all of the good things our children do and have done. Let's hear a resounding cheer for our youth.

hobnobsaremyfave Fri 29-Jul-11 18:32:56

Agree Mitmoo. I am as guilty as anyone of seeing the bad and bloody annoying in DS but often pretty slow to praise the good blush . But he has made me hugely proud.

2shoes Fri 29-Jul-11 18:33:32

how lovely and lovely to hear nice stuff about teens for a change.

2old2beamum Fri 29-Jul-11 18:39:20

tbh I find oap's (and I'm one) far more objectional than teenagers. I think they are great!

Mitmoo Fri 29-Jul-11 18:39:43

hobnob the bad an annoying are in your face, the good are generally more passive, it's easy to follow the "Yuff of today a fugs" line so I thought it would be nice to praise our young people. My family young and old have done a lot of fundraising and the youngters are as enthusiastic as the "fogies" 2shoes perhaps we should all share to counter the negative press the "yuff" get.

Mitmoo Fri 29-Jul-11 18:40:42

2old I swear I have had Asbo pensioners living near me. I think you are on to something there.

2old2beamum Fri 29-Jul-11 18:43:29

mitmoo not me honest

GypsyMoth Fri 29-Jul-11 18:46:52

I have given cake making instructions to 3 teens today via text. Don't know them well really, but they needed to make a cake so decided to ask me!!

Told them to clean as they go along, hope to god they did or some poor mothers kitchen will be in a state!

DizzyKipper Fri 29-Jul-11 18:47:07

Wow how lovely. And it is nice to hear about some of the good things people do in the world, rather than the constant complaints - so I'm appreciative of such a nice OP smile

reelingintheyears Fri 29-Jul-11 18:49:15

smileThe horrid one's are the minority ime.

purplepidjin Fri 29-Jul-11 18:51:54

As of midnight tonight I'm taking six to Poland (I'm a youth worker)

Right now, I'm praying you're right, I'll let you know in a week shock

I wouldn't have volunteered to go if i didn't agree with you

Mitmoo Fri 29-Jul-11 18:54:07

I am really pleased to hear such positive reaction to my post. One of them has left now but he's offered to take my Avon books with him to give to his Nan aunts and friends of his mum.

The little gits have put a proper lump in my throat.

Mitmoo Fri 29-Jul-11 18:55:19

purple do you have valium or a bottle of wine to cope with six of them? wink

You'll have a great time, well done to you.

purplepidjin Fri 29-Jul-11 18:56:52

Nope, I ditched the AD's about 6 weeks ago and will be teetotal for the entire trip sad

Off now, see you on the other side!!

Onemorning Fri 29-Jul-11 19:16:18

That's lovely. What a great group of lads.

Mitmoo Fri 29-Jul-11 19:20:23

purple HAVE FUN!!!!

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