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    apple rings.. what more can i say? FlytrapGurl's Avatar
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    LOL, thanks Bugweed.

    Already PMed SS and Aliciae to continue the debate in reply to their posts.. if anybody else wants to say anything else about it to me, PM or IM me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (ZAK @ April 04 2005,11:26)]
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    Quote[/b] (TheAlphaWolf @ April 02 2005,6:18)]lol. it's not that. I understand most other girls.
    Man, you understand girls? I've been dating for 16 years, and was married (still am legaly) for ten, and I'm still cluless.

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    Far too old to grow up now. Kate's Avatar
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    Okay, first temptation is to tell you women are not that hard to understand... then I think back to my ex-husband and even after I told him point blank what I wanted he didn't get it, still doesn't... which has me thinking that I will never understand men. (I would share those words of wisdom with you men but there is a small portion of it that may not be fit for all ages)

    I do find it interesting that the topic of gaming and obesity have come up in this thread along with parenting... eerily ironic may be a better term than interesting now that I think about it.

    My marraige failed due to gaming, only so much being ignored to the point of standing beside someone yelling their name without getting a response that a girl can take before she moves on. Of course he did this before we were married too so I probably should have seen it comming sooner. Oddly enough it wasn't the gamer that gained the weight. That was me. Depression combined with what has recently been diagnosed as PCOS have certainly packed on the pounds in the years since my daughter was born, along with a myriad of other health complications, some are treatable, others never will be. All of this has resulted in the mother of all wake-up calls for me... Congrats Ram on your goal to better health, I wish you every success. I have my own very similar goals though mine out of neccesity will take longer.

    As for the parenting issue, that also has been a topic on my mind very frequently recently, with my daughter spending the next 4 months in Florida with her father and his insistance on including his grilfriend in everything they do after giving me reason after reason that he assumed would set my mind at ease but instead drove home the point that this woman, who has a child of her own, is no mother, rather she is a woman who happened to bear a child. But that is another rant that really has no place here... and would probably take more room than these forums have available.

    Even at age 4 my daughter, though stubborn and opinionated beyond even what I am capable of, knows that she has every right to voice her opinions and express her beliefs, she also knows that no matter what she has to say, I will listen and take her postion into account. On the other hand she also understands that there are times when Mommy is not to be questioned, even if her first instinct is to rebel and make me prove my point. Not because I don't love her, or trust her, or respect her, rather simply because I am her parent. I am older, I have had alot more exerience with life as a whole and because as I have told her many times already, I was a child once too.

    The obvious exceptions of previously mentioned bad parents (not everyone is or is capable of being a good parent) aside; If there is one peice of advice I can give to the teens that have been reading and arguing in this thread it is this:

    You're parents were someones child once too, and if you believe it or not they do remember what that was like, they also understand in ways that you can't possibly yet understand the reasons why parents do what parents do. There is nothing that you can do that your parents haven't done already, no way you can "rebel", "stand up for yourself", "demand respect" or in some of the cases I have seen mentioned here "prove that you are smarter than they are" that they haven't already tired themselves. You are not breaking new ground, you are not teaching them a lesson, and my sincerest wish is that some day you grow up to have children of your own who are exactly like you... just like your parents did... because until you do, you will never understand.

    In the mean time they do what they do and have their reasons for doing them because they are your parents, unjust in your opinion or not, it is that way, simply because they said so. If you want them to treat you like an adult act like one. They owe you no explaination, and until you realize and accept that, all you are doing is proving that you are no where near as "grown up" and "adult" as you like to think you are.
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    I'll be gosh-darned!

    A round of applause for Maehem, you said what I meant but with a touch of sensitivity that I am un-capable of. From what you have posted I would assume you are a good parent. Whether it means anything or not, I give that credit to very few that I have not witnessed in action. I am a 25 yr old with an 8 yr old child, I know what parents are really like at my age and I remember very clearly what it was to be a kid. Kids won't understand until they are there that most all adults are all too familiar with what it's like to be young and frequently reflect upon such things. Afterall there is a reason for the age old saying:

    "IF I ONLY KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (superimposedhope @ April 09 2005,12:01)]"IF I ONLY KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW"!
    Amen, brother! Add wisdom to 121 jiggawatts and a flux capacitor, and maybe a few things can be corrected.

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    Quote[/b] (superimposedhope @ April 09 2005,12:01)]"IF I ONLY KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW"!
    Amen, brother! Add wisdom to 121 jiggawatts and a flux capacitor, and maybe a few things can be corrected.
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    Well my parants and grandparants always told me that it is very important to do at school, because getting a job as a binman which is one of th eonly job that demands no qualifications is considered a family disgrace in Bosnia.
    As a result I have always made an effort in school and always did my best, but when I didnt do well enough for their expectations I got punished, which made me very upset and frustrated because I put 100% effort into that test and now I was being punished for it.
    You see, I have seen kids who failed their exams as a result of messing around in school and not caring about their work, so I know how important it is to do well in school, so Im kinda fed up with ever adult here telling me I know nothing.
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    Well, I kinda agree with Starman... I mean, sure, my parents know more than I do.... but that doesn't mean they know everything. They may punish me for doing badly in a test or sth, but they don't really take into account I put all my efforts into it and got a bad grade despite of it... So I guess its kinda like a balance thing... we kids need to learn how to listen to and understand our parents, but our parents need to learn how to listen to and understand us.
    As for doing well in school, education has always been a priority thing in my family... the grades you get today, and the things you learn are gonna determine who you will become and where you will go in your life... so I guess I always keep that in mind when I'm studying... makes me not wanna be a slacker.

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