III wrote:you weren't expecting them back, were you?
bloody_valentine wrote:"SOON ALL OF THE CHILDREN WILL BE DIPPED IN FUNG-LUM SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE!!"
Bob wrote:My advice, if nothing else, would be not to mollycoddle them. Everybody going to the event should read & understand the Survival Guide & other guidelines, a central message of which is self-sufficiency & preparedness wrt to the high desert environment and the social aspects of the event.
Blonde Iguana wrote:The teens shall be warned and educated, but not mollycoddled, dandled or given preferential treatment of any sort. In fact, I'd like to put them to some use, loaning them out as birthcontrol devices to couples who are considering having children.
Blonde Iguana wrote:I'd like to put them to some use, loaning them out as birthcontrol devices to couples who are considering having children.
Taniwha wrote:Blonde Iguana wrote:I'd like to put them to some use, loaning them out as birthcontrol devices to couples who are considering having children.
oh so true ... the sad part is that before that they're so cute .... all your friends wanted one too ....
Taniwha wrote:I'm a firm believer in getting them to make their own mistakes - it's the best way for people (of all ages) to learn about life - at this age I figure I just have to make sure that in the process he doesn't kill himself, end up in jail, have a habit he can't quit and can earn a living at the end of it .... he's a smart kid the rest will probably take care of itself
Badger wrote:Encourage your kid to jump in and contribute/participate rather than be the observer/consumer.
hageymon wrote:Yeah. PLUS, he's been the only kid in my theme camp (Black Rock Burner Hostel) both years, so he gets fawned over by everyone and lots of them volunteer to take him out and about and show him a good time. Dad doesn't hafta "babysit". And, by now, he's so well-versed in female anatomy, via close-up inspection, that he has absolutely no interest in porno, unlike so many of his peers. He's already seen so much of the real thing that nudity has no shock value whatsoever. Good.
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