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I don’t know if other parents feel the same way but as our children get older and become teens, it tends to become more difficult to spend quality time with them. What do you do to spend time with your children?

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      Mzd3 wrote Sep 10, 2010
    • You are right Lola, my son just quit wanting to hang out with MOM...its sad. I miss hanging out with him, now its always him and his friends.




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      Tuliplady wrote Sep 10, 2010
    • Road trip!  

       If they‘re locked in a car with me for a hundred miles or more, eventually they will start talking.  Even my surly, dark, bad-ass youngest daughter will end up enjoying the day.




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      Lazylola wrote Sep 10, 2010
    • tulip, you are so right road trips, for me also taking them out to lunch or watching some of our favorite tv shows together, and they take turns “having” to go with me to the grocery store...because i cannot bend they are stuck to me while i cruise up and down the isles




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      Diane17 wrote Sep 10, 2010
    • Read to them, play games, take them on outings.  My boys are 2 and 7.  I took my youngest to a farm this morning and I might be taking my oldest to Kings Dominion in VA (amusement park) on Sunday, weather permitting.

      As my boys get older, I guess I could try playing video games with them too.  Does that count as quality time? :)  My 7-year old LOVES them and I actually went through a phase in my 20s where I was seriously addicted to them.




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      Linda L wrote Sep 10, 2010
    • We both love to grocery and clothes shop together.  We watch TV together as well, but lately she’s on the computer which is near the TV.  She does spend a lot of time with her friends as well, this evening it’s sushi night, tomorrow it’s a concert. estatic




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      Ditzychick wrote Sep 24, 2010
    • Yeah i’m very similar to you Linda, I love music and we all share our thoughts on tunes and bands, discussing festivals, general chit chat really. I never think of it as being much different than with my friends as to a certain extent we are friends too! I suppose it comes from being on my own with them for so long but I love the banter with them and their friends.
      I also have come to read the signals of when to get out of the way ha ha and leave them be, doesn’t matter how well we can communicate, at the end of the day we are still mum not mate!xxestatic




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