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Old 11-02-2012, 07:21 AM   #11
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So should I go on a bender every once in awhile?
Only to show him the negative side effects of drinking, of course!
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so nice to read! about him and your recovery!
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Thats awesome, its so nice to hear and see that all of the crumb-eaters out there arent like the brainless frat kids we see everyday on the boob tube and in the malls! Hooray for you and your children!
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How old? I'm sure you will do OK. It is different with nephews versus your own children, but it is impossible to explain the difference.



Not sure if you understood me correctly. I used to drink heavily. I quit a couple of months ago. I served as a bad example and now he doesn't want to turn into the drinker I was. I have told him that I have smoked marijuana but didn't like the lack of control it caused (which is true). I don't lie to the boys, and I tell them that I make mistakes.
He is eight months old. And it may become permanent. We will find out in court in a few weeks.
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Yes, it is. good to see. Nice that I can rely on him too. He and his brother are both very confidant yet not at all cocky.
If you are confident you don't have the need to be cocky. Cocky is for people who need to 'strut their stuff'. Confident people know who they are, are content with who they are and don't need confirmation from others.
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It sounds like you and your wife raised some great kids... It's always nice to see teenges show a lot of maturity for their age and make the right decisions. There are a few adults, who need to take some lessons from your boys . :-D
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Congrats Vikingdad - its refreshing to hear and with 2 boys of my own, I hope they turn out as well as your boys.
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Only to show him the negative side effects of drinking, of course!
But of course! I would have to make a significant sacrifice, but all in the name of reinforcing what he has learned from me so far.

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Thats awesome, its so nice to hear and see that all of the crumb-eaters out there arent like the brainless frat kids we see everyday on the boob tube and in the malls! Hooray for you and your children!
Both of the boys don't care for the internet too much (mainly to look up info on their projects or search for parts) and up until recently my oldest did not have a cell phone and did not want one. Our youngest still doesn't want one, so he doesn't have one (by the way, both are licensed amateur radio - HAM- operators, as am I). Neither one would be caught dead hanging out at the mall, let alone hanging out in town. They do tend to watch TV, but only good wholesome stuff like Mythbusters, MacGuyver, Roy Rogers, the Outdoor Channel shooting shows and that sort of thing.

Hooray for them indeed (me, I'm still a work in progress.)

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He is eight months old. And it may become permanent. We will find out in court in a few weeks.
I hope that things work out however is best for the boy. At eight months he is not going to remember anything in his life so far that is not reinforced later. You have pretty much a clean slate to work with.

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If you are confident you don't have the need to be cocky. Cocky is for people who need to 'strut their stuff'. Confident people know who they are, are content with who they are and don't need confirmation from others.
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It sounds like you and your wife raised some great kids... It's always nice to see teenges show a lot of maturity for their age and make the right decisions. There are a few adults, who need to take some lessons from your boys . :-D
I attribute a lot of it, probably half of it or more, to our decision to homeschool them when our oldest was entering the 6th grade in public school. It was a family decision to be sure but once we made it we realized that we should have been doing it that way from the beginning. Had we been paying attention from the start we would have known that we were really "schooling" them in two parallel tracks, one at home and one at school. Not a week went by that we weren't counter-acting some BS that was being taught in the classroom.

There are a few adults who have been taking lessons from the boys!

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Congrats Vikingdad - its refreshing to hear and with 2 boys of my own, I hope they turn out as well as your boys.
Me too. Anybody can do it, it just takes all of your love, dedication and an ability to see the faults in yourself for what they are and be willing to open up your soul to your kids and admit "I am Human". I have done this all of their lives and that is largely why we are at this point now. My quitting drinking really has little to do with it, all of the groundwork was laid long before that occurred.

We have always treated and raised the boys to be the adults we wanted them to be. We never talked down to them, always corrected them when they did something wrong and at the same time reinforcing our love for them even as they were being corrected (or as soon afterwards as they were able to receive it).

It has always driven me batty to see parents who, when their kid is doing something wrong, be it swearing, disrespect for others, hitting or whatever, and just saying "Oh, he's just a kid. We will work on that later."

There is no "later" for those kids. The lessons are being taught to them right then and right there. There is no "do over" for them. Some of them will survive this abuse and grow into responsible adults, but those are the rare exceptions to the rule. The concept of "Today is the first day of the rest of your life" could not be any more relevant than when parenting a child.

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Congrats Vikingdad. Now your on my list for parental advice.
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