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MEANMOM

GOOD ADVICE FOR YOUNG TEENS

DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A BOOK OR A WEB SITE... I HAVE SOME GOOD ADVICE FOR MY DAUGHTER BUT I NEVER SEEM TO REMEMBER IT AT THE RIGHT TIME. I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A BOOK WITH BASIC GOOD ADVICE ON ALL THINGS LIKE, IF YOU LOAN MONEY TO YOUR HALF SISTER GET IT IN WRITING, OR IF YOUR HAVING A FRIEND BABYSIT WITH YOU REMEBER TO DECIDE BEFORE IF SHE IS THERE TO KEEP YOU COMPANY OR IF YOUR GONNA SHARE YOUR EARNINGS.......ASK WHAT IF QUESTIONS BEFORE YOU MOVE IN WITH A POTENTIAL ROOM MATE. KEEP YOUR GRADED HOMEWORK FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS SO IF THE TEACER MISSED IT OR FORGOT TO RECORD IT IN HER GRADE BOOK YOU HAVE PROOF YOU  DID IT. IF THERE IS NOT A BOOK THERE SHOULD BE.. I FIND TIPS LIKE THIS INTERESTING AND WANT TO SHARE THEM WITH MY KIDS.THANKS



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acitez

I wrote a book. It is 7 typewritten pages. I titled it "The lazy parent's guide to great kids." I gave it to my married daughters and a close friend. Nobody else seemed to want it :-) Go figure.

We have a family evening every week where we have songs, treats, and lessons. The lessons are about character, community, whatever we want. We have had lessons on manners, money, memories. Sometimes we just play games, or go to a sporting event together. You could do something like that, have a weekly lesson, and then you could share your advice when it wasn't "the right time."

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MEANMOM

THANK YOU, MAYBE I SHOULD WRITE MY OWN, GREAT IDEA AND I ALSO LIKE THE ONCE A WEEK FAMILY THING SO MY GIRLSCAN GET ALONG AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK. THEY ARE 14,9 AND 6.

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concerned mom

Love this idea, acitez, especially since it can be personalized to your own family's needs. I've seen practical guides to this, that and the other in book stores, but nothing that covers the many subjects you have mentioned. Good thinking!
It's true. Writing things down as they come to you is a plus. In our busy lives, it's very easy to forget the things you often want to say or do. It also makes a good future reference that can be passed down over time.