Django Reinhardt

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Dec
30
comment What should my collgeaue do to stop her 20 year old son from smoking?
@Chris I was know. I was more commenting on the fact that the question refers to trying to control a fully grown adult.
Dec
22
comment What should my collgeaue do to stop her 20 year old son from smoking?
How did such a young child even get cigarettes in the first place? Oh, wait. They bought them for themselves because they're an adult :-/
Dec
22
comment How can I motivate my 16 yo daughter to do something valuable with her life?
Lastly, you can't force anyone to become interested in something they don't like. Adult or teenager. The best thing you can hope to do (after you've given your daughter some space) is encourage her passions. Good luck!
Dec
22
comment How can I motivate my 16 yo daughter to do something valuable with her life?
Firstly, this behaviour isn't going to last forever, it's perfectly normal at that age. It's how I was, for sure. Secondly, teenagers are not "wasting" time chatting with their friends (online or off), we all go into a hyper-social mode when we hit our teens. The inane conversation we have with are friends at that age (although they seem like the most interesting things in the world to us when we're having them!) have been shown to be important in developing social skills. Our brains are taking a crash course in social development -- learning what to say and what not to say.
Dec
22
comment My 12 year old has been blowing off homework, and now is writing on his clothes! Is this normal?
I always imagine what it would be like if you took 30 random adults and forced them to spend several years in a class room, learning about things they don't care about. I'm sure the reaction to homework would be similar :)
Dec
22
comment My 12 year old has been blowing off homework, and now is writing on his clothes! Is this normal?
Ha! I'm sure I was the same at that age. Being rebellious, not caring about homework, expressing yourself -- it's all par for the rocky course known as the teenage years. You spend a lot of your teenage years having inane conversations with friends (although they're fascinating to you) because your brain is learning how to be social. But at the same time your brain is also growing new connections, which leads to what may seem as irrational behaviour. It's a tricky balance, I'm sure, wanting the best for your son and to be supportive at the same time. Good luck!
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