Browsing All posts tagged under »teens«

Don’t ground them; anti-ground them

July 27, 2015

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I swear if I have to take the computer or the Playstation remotes away one more time I’ll just get rid of both. Well, I would, but I kind of like using them myself. I am running out of hiding places, though. I’ve heard from so many parents that they have to take away screen […]

I’m not dead yet

June 24, 2014

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  OK, so it’s been a little while since I last posted. I know what you’re thinking but I’m not dead. If I were, I’d have all the time in the world to write posts (in between breaking rocks and applying burn cream—don’t know why, but I’ve always assumed I’d be heading south when I […]

How to get what you want. Or not.

November 3, 2013

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Son, your amazing ability to want everything you see is equaled only by your tireless commitment to not expending any energy to get it. Go figure. I get it: you want a Bugatti. It looks cool and it goes super fast. Well, actually, it has the potential to go fast–about 5 times faster than you’ll […]

Don’t blame me; puberty wasn’t my idea

October 9, 2013

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When I was in 7th-grade, it seemed like there were only two kinds of kids: those that were miserable, and those that made them that way. Guess which one I was. Thirty-five years later, I get to re-live 7th-grade again through your eyes, son, and I realize I was wrong: you’re all miserable.  And why […]

Girls on the left; boys on the right.

October 23, 2012

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Son, you may remember me telling you that there are two kinds of kids in middle school: those that are miserable, and those that make them that way. I was both. In short, that’s because nobody else had to make me miserable; I did it just fine myself. And I didn’t even wait until middle […]

How to decide whether to tell your parents you’re going through puberty

September 5, 2012

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Well, hi there, and welcome to this week’s instalment of WTF Wednesday, where the advice is free but the cost of following it is enormous. As many of you know, every Wednesday we take a break from the regular bloggishness and do an online advice spoof (sorry if you thought it was real all this […]