Kids are exasperating

Jun 30, 2008   //   by Stephan Spencer   //   General  //  2 Comments

Being a parent, sometimes the going gets rough. Particularly when you’re dealing with teenagers. Ya know what I’m talking about? Parenting experts don’t call it the White Water Rafting Years for nothing. Last week was one of those weeks from Hell. *sigh* Hopefully it isn’t anything that a little “tough love” won’t fix though. Of course she is grounded. But a new and very warranted punishment was I confiscated her cell phone — permanently. If she wants a cell phone, she’ll have to buy one herself, and sign up for service herself, in her own name. She went ballistic on that one.

Anyways, I thought you’d enjoy seeing a couple of funny signs about children…

Unaccompanied Children Special - Chinglish sign
A sign spotted in China

Unattended children will be given an espresso and a free puppy - sign
A sign spotted in Madison, WI

2 Comments

  • I’m reading “WHY Do They Act That Way?: A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen”. It not only goes over what to expect and how to deal with it, but also goes into the medical explanation of what’s happening. It’s been really helpful for me in doing something I wasn’t even TRYING to do – understand what my son is going through.

  • Ya, I know what you’re talking about and glad we survived. Had a few of those weeks but now it’s great because he’s grown up and on his own. Gotta stick to your guns, don’t worry it will be worth it in the long run.

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