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  • QUESTION: How independent are your teens?

    5 posts, 5 voices, 403 views, started Sep 12, 2008

    Posted on Friday, September 12, 2008

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      Are they ready to go out into the world?
      Do they make their own money?
      Do thyey take care of younger children?

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          Lorilyn wrote Sep 12, 2008
        • at 15,she had a part time job serving ice cream this summer. she really liked having her own cash.
          she’s definitely not as ready to be on her own as she thinks. still dependent enough to want us to do things for her, and dependent enough to make plans with friends.
          she tries helping with my 3 yr old,but they both try to control each other and end up yelling and whining at each other when they‘re in the same room.
          she can cook using a recipe and has been doing better being more responsible getting things done.
          l can’t imagine her leaving home any time soon(for better or worse :)



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 12, 2008
        • As the wife of a headmaster, we basically have 400 kids. I’m constantly amazed by them! This generation gives me so much hope. When our world was hit by one natural disaster after another, they raised tens of thousands of dollars and then managed the money so it would go to a charity that has little to no administrative costs. When we heard a call for alternative energy, they managed to get a car donated by Toyota and converted it to an entirely electric vehicle, using it as a prototype to convert one car after another car on campus. When one of the girls became acquainted with a developmentally challenged girl of the same age, she organized a prom for those kids, with music, food and formal dresses to go along with it. This generation of kids gets it, I believe. They will be training for jobs that don’t even exist yet but they will be ready for them and they will be creating them after they graduate from high school or college. Check out a photo of last year’s graduating class. I believe they will be up for the challenges that face them.



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          Leeann wrote Sep 12, 2008
        • I have four sons. They help a lot and I am really luck that my 17 year old can cook. I Think my 21 year old is going to live with us forever. He spends everything he makes. I love his girlfriend ,but she spends more than him. Someday When am 80,I will be able to walk around the house in my underwear



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