From time to time, people steal blog entries–shocking, I know. But anyway, today I found a blog entry of mine, 5 Things I want my teen to know on another website. It’s been rewritten. And honestly, it’s freaking hysterical just because of the language they used. I especially love the way they changed “I’ve never seen anyone stand in front of the fridge as long as you do” to “I”ve additionally never seen any one mount in front of the open fridge as mostly as you do.” Seriously. That is humor as I could never write it.
But the best part is, they didn’t take the photo that originally accompanied the entry (on Yahoo’s Shine). Instead, capitalizing on the fact that I am a parenting guru there, a picture of what appears to be an actual guru accompanies my article. I just want everyone to know that I only resemble the guru when I run out of Hope in a Jar. Also, I normally use lots more conditioner on my beard.
And here it is:
Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011
© Christopher Futcher
As the primogenitor of a teen, I feel similar to I have really small time left to distinctive nature my sonif thats even probable right away that hes 14. But there are still a couple of things Id similar to to learn him.
Be happy. Look, complacency is similar to the ocean. Sometimes the waves is in, infrequently the out. But over your hold up I goal you stay happy. I goal your lifefamilyfriends approximate you and that you keep the complacency youve found with me and Dad and friends and family.
I goal you commend your talents and have use of them in the future. Your initial word was eat. The second word was doggie. Since that time I have never seen an animal that didnt tumble madly in love with you. Ive additionally never seen any one assimilate scholarship the approach you do. Or perspective art as you do. Or do those prolonged equation thingies that I never understood. I”ve additionally never seen any one mount in front of the open fridge as mostly as you do, but that”s an additional story.
Remember that what you select to work at will be something you do for a really prolonged time, so you should love it. Take your talents and have them work with you. And no, that doesnt meant you should begin putting in service for a prohibited dog eating contest. Im meditative some-more along the lines of the equation thingies.
Read. I know that as a writer, I love to read. I know that as a doer, you hatred it. But you need to do it. Not for mealthough that would be nice. But you need to do it for you. Reading opens up the imaginations. Also, the the most appropriate thing to do on a stormy day. Okay, the not as great as shifting down a grassy mountain on a card box in the rain, but the close.
Dont pour out in to carrying sex. I know the formidable to conflict the pressures. And honestly, I dont design you to be the last pure standing. I do goal that you will wait for until you find someone you apply oneself and have feelings for, since that creates sex so most better. I additionally design you to recollect the family motto, aint no love but a glove.
Dont dont think about that I will regularly love you. No make a difference where you go, what you do or who you become, I will regularly love you some-more than the object loves the moon or the stars love the sky. And you know what that means. Youll never be absolved of me, no make a difference how tough you try.
Laurie Sontag is a Shine Parenting Guru, that scares her as most as it scares you. When she”s not in motion around Shine, she can be found at Manic Motherhood or at one of the newspapers that tell her amusement column.
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