Manefesto to my Kids

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    I suspect this could be a topic for this forum, as it deals with issues of the heart;

    I was thinking, "What do I want my kids to know", and came up with the following:

    Anyone have anything else to add/edit? I'm trying to make a complete 'policy statement' of sorts. :)
     
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    it is pretty good but I would keep it abstract and take out the phone
    part and instead just explain why bad friends lead to trouble.

    Maybe another thing to add would be the experience that makes your descisions more likely to be accurate.

    I am not sure if I would include the "I will sometimes make mistakes part"
    because it will happen and when kids get older that is used to justify
    their rebellion.
     
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    ??? I don't have anything like that included. :)
     
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    Out of curiosity.
    What is your advice to your teenage son about women ? :read:
     
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    ...they, along with AOL, are the devil. :)
     
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    So is that FOOS-ball!
     
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    To add to the 'I am not your friend, I am more than a friend' portion.

    Always remember that I am on YOUR side, even if and when it appears that I am being unreasonable or acting against what you want.

    Remember too, I remember these same feelings when I was your age and the advice I give is because I remember them and wish I had dealt with them the way I advise.

    While we live in a country that is a Representative Democracy this house is not a Democracy and regardless of age if you life here you will follow our rules.

    You will make mistakes, do not be ashamed to tell me of your mistakes, I am on your side and will help you in every way that I can.
     

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