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10-25-2022 04:35 PM
Hello! I'm looking forward to meeting everyone as well. It will be helpful to have a network of individuals who understand what I'm going through and can empathize rather than criticize. It's comforting to know I'm not alone, and perhaps some folks will have pearls of wisdom to share with me along the journey.
The articles are quite intriguing to me. The contextual "setting the scene" elements for encouraging skill development, such as open communication, are fantastic. However, I have yet to be productive in this household lol.
10-27-2022 04:28 PM
I first heard about ReachOut through a random search on google and decided to join it after a few days.
I have 2 kids (a boy 3, and a girl 7), Blessed mom
Worst: small stressed routine things! Best: I will overcome my fears about my kids
11-11-2022 01:27 AM
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12-02-2022 04:15 PM
Hi @KaRob! I have responded to your other post, but wanted to jump in here as well to welcome you to the forums! Thank you for sharing a bit about your family and situation with us.
We are really glad you reached out here, and hope that you get the chance to connect with other parents in a similar position to you. I am sure many parents can relate to the difficulties of managing their teenagers' screen time!
12-09-2022 05:48 PM
I’m a father to three teens 16, 14 and 13. I found reachout through their school site.
I’m curious to know more about:
1. Improving my parenting in the context of a single parent situation;
2. Being a parent to teen girls. I have little knowledge here as I left home when my sister was 12yo.
3. I’m interested in ways to mentor, support and educate my son who is 16 and is starting to become active in sex and intimate relationships. I’m particularly interested to find out if a course/retreat exists to promote sex positive education for teen boys.
12-10-2022 02:36 PM
Hi @SimeSime and welcome to the Community!
It sounds like you have a lot on your plate with 3 Teenagers, and we appreciate that you have reached out for some support.
As a starting point, here is some information about talking to Teens about sex, as well as ways to develop skills for improving communication with Teens.
ReachOut also offer free one-on-one parenting support that may be of interest to you, more info can be found here, and if you feel like you need to talk to someone, Parentline are a really good resource that offer Counselling over the phone.