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Are your teenagers just like you were?

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mamadadawahwah Tue 25-Jan-05 16:03:44

NOt having had the pleasure yet of raising a teenager (this delight awaits me in a few years) i just wondered what similarities you see in your own kids angst that was like yours.

lou33 Tue 25-Jan-05 16:05:15

shudder at the thought of dd1 being like i was....

unfortunately i think she will be worse, given the combination of me and dh.

tallulah Tue 25-Jan-05 18:17:25

Very little. I got really into "causes" while my kids don't actually give a sh* about anything that doesn't directly affect them. (They must take after their father )

We were both drinking heavily by 14/15... DD waited to 16/17 & the Dss have yet to start... Different species.

cloudy Tue 25-Jan-05 18:53:15

I don't have any teen children myself yet... but My mother was "obsessed" with sex when she was a teenager (I'm quoting from her own letters & diary). She was completely confused & mortified (again, according to her own letters to friends) that me and my brothers seemed so disinterested in the opposite sex. The way I remember it, as soon as I turned 16, my parents were constantly on my back saying I "should" have a boyfriend.

Tortington Tue 25-Jan-05 20:52:28

yes in the fact that they have the respect that i had for my mum.

no in that i lied to stay out to go to parties at 15. my son doesnt do that - he doesnt stay out.

no in hta i didn;t get stoned til i was 21. my son was 14

yes in that i was 15 when i came home drunk too!

however i still have the delights of another teenage son to come - but far far far worse a teenage daughter too.

fostermum Wed 26-Jan-05 07:19:34

yes mine where all like me thats why i could tell a lie,excuse a mile away coz i had used the same ploy myself,teens arnt so differnet these days just have many more dangers to keep them safe from

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