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I wonder where the groups are that gather online to bitch about their older kids. I just tried looking through LJ communities with "kids" as the search term and found nothing. Two looked promising but had no recent posts. When I first had kids, no one I knew had kids. The only advice I shared online was how to process address lists in COBOL and make Clipper sit up and do tricks with DBII+ files. It never occurred to me that I could ask my BB buddies how they were handling potty training or sleeping-through-the-night issues. Now that we have this fancy interweb thing where everyone talks about every thing and my friends who have kids have baby kids. I like reading about their baby kids but I would like to find a spot where people are talking about kids who are big, as in driving-age big and in-college big. It's a different type of relationship. I've mentioned some things to people before, and they usually--why do I write usually? I believe it is unfailingly--empathize with the kid. They remember their own experiences, as kids. How unhelpful! So do I! If anyone knows where those other aged parents are posting, do let me know. They must be out there somewhere...

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efbq
Aug. 16th, 2004 10:37 am (UTC)
FWIW
I'm more than willing to grouse about getting ready for middle school, and too many extracurricular activities, and that sort of thing....

koralleen
Aug. 16th, 2004 10:47 am (UTC)
Re: FWIW
Those problems are behind and ahead of me. I took a kid-having break just about when you were producing yours, apparently. I do remember the terrific hassle of sprinting from work to start the afternoon chauffeuring frenzy brought on by too many activities. I used to think, "This will be so much easier when Jennifer can drive!" I didn't foresee the gutwrenching fear that goes along with teaching kids to drive and letting them drive.
efbq
Aug. 16th, 2004 10:53 am (UTC)
Re: FWIW
Yup, I'd noticed that about our timing.

Actually, I can forsee that one. It's one of those 'just around the corner' things. However, I'm not sure how I will handle it...
werewulf
Aug. 16th, 2004 06:32 pm (UTC)
*grin*

Guess I can empathisize with both of you.

15 (well in two weeks)
13
and
11


And Koraleen, if you find a parents of teen forum anywhere, feel free to let me know about it as well. I myself am just surrounding myself with teenagers and trying to figure it out by deciding what I do and don't like about the visiting teens.

Hugs and Howls....
koralleen
Aug. 16th, 2004 11:02 pm (UTC)
I WILL find those parents and I will tell you when I do. And happy belated birthday to you!
koralleen
Sep. 2nd, 2004 12:39 pm (UTC)
I think I found one!
Here is a new community, not a lot of posters yet, but I'm going to hang around and see what happens:

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