Anybody have teenagers that have NO HOBBIES OR INTERESTS?

(12 Posts)
WinterThyme Sun 19-Oct-08 13:07:23

I'm just curious. Does anyone else out there have any teens that litrally have NO HOBBIES or ANY interests outside of the home?

If so, how do you get a break from them?

scaryfucker Sun 19-Oct-08 13:14:21

I have a teenage daughter I never see

I have the opposite problem , she can't stand the sight of her parents

I posted on your other thread btw, in agreement with you

scaryteacher Mon 20-Oct-08 08:37:13

My ds (13 tomorrow), has art club at school and scouts once a week, but that's it. He isn't into sports or playing a musical instrument, but has just started going to a stagecrew club at school, so that might hopefully take off, and he will get involved in the school productions.

Tortington Mon 20-Oct-08 09:00:11

none of my three have any formal groups or anythin to go to.

but they go to their mates.

ds(15) has a girl friend - he is v. inlove and v. happy all the time. he coes home
gets changed
does chores
eats tea
goes out

ds1 (19)
as above

stays at her mates near school arriving home at 6 in time for tea - gets changed
eats tea
boyfriend comes

they disapear to her room

mumblechum Mon 20-Oct-08 12:02:28

Depends on how much it matters that the hobbies are outside the home.

DS goes to karate & fencing classes, & to youth club once a week, but his favourite things to do at home are cranking his ipod speakers up full blast and drumming along, or gaming (usually has mates round for the latter)

Suedonim Mon 20-Oct-08 12:24:48

Ds1 had no hobbies for years. He retired to his room when he was 12yo and didn't emerge until he was 15! At that age, he joined a drama group, did a Duke of Edinburgh and discovered parties and girls. Not sure which was the worst period, lol! grin

Ds2 just hung out with friends, mostly in the rhododendrons in the park or if wet, in the nearest phone box. hmm

Dd1 had a zillion hobbies and I think dd2 will be the same when she reaches that stage.

GhostlySinCity Mon 20-Oct-08 14:28:34

mine does cadets, rugby. He's never seen the ocean.

mumeeee Mon 20-Oct-08 14:57:00

DD2 18 had no hobbies or interests until she was 14. Then she got interested in Drama and musical theartre. She is now out 4 evenings a week doing reheasals for two differnt theartre groups and 2 dance classes.

cory Mon 20-Oct-08 19:45:46

Most of my hobbies were at home. My parents bore it courageously.

fizzbuzz Mon 20-Oct-08 21:38:07

My dss was like this at 18. I posted on your other thread.

It drove me and dp wild....he is now 22, so he must have gone out and done stuff at some point, as he has moved out.

I think wait until he finishes school/starts uni, then they tend to socialise much more...Well I did anyway...

ZipadiSuzy Tue 21-Oct-08 11:39:12

my ds HAD hobbies and interests till he was 12, then he had no interest in anything hmm apart from getting on my nerves! shock

ranting Tue 21-Oct-08 11:44:17

Well it could be worse, they could find a love for drumming!

Mine (15) plays the guitar, not sure if that's an interest but, they go to gigs with the local youth group once a month too and then there's the 'band' he's in, they have to meet regularlyhmm.

He's barely here and why he is, he's blogging, or trying to fuck up the PC.

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