- Dec 19, 2019
- Muncie, Indiana
My first thought was an album by Van Halen.OK, I'll bite... What is a "5150"??
That's a good start.My daughter and I have a good relationship and she assures me they are the straight laced girls at the school. They frown on all of that stuff. looking at that group, the seem quite childish (like 6 year olds) not mischievous. One was carying a teddybear. . Through the years I got pretty good at spotting the signs folks that did that. none of these girls gave off that vibe.
This. You really have no idea.Are you sure? How do you know? Serious question. Teen girls are real good at hiding behavior adults frown on.
Very, very true.The ones you have to worry about hide it much better.
Goth girls usually grow out of it by college age, you don't see too many goth middle age women or goth old ladies around do you? They have been around since what? 80s? 90s? The world hasn't ended yet, so just chill.
Kids being kids, yelling and screaming off their lungs are normal. Drugs would be a concern but these days you can't tell just by how they dress.
Yea they do. I cant wait for my daughter to be a teen, there goes the rest of my hair.Are you sure? How do you know? Serious question. Teen girls are real good at hiding behavior adults frown on.
True, they all might have a whole vape shop worth of stuff in their rooms. Before my sister went to college I cleared out her room to shampoo the carpet upstairs, didn't tell my parents though.Are you sure? How do you know? Serious question. Teen girls are real good at hiding behavior adults frown on.
It's hard to answer the OP's question directly but this ^^^^^ kinda sums it up, they will grow out of it.
I still want to take my kids on a prison tour...lol.
I bet I drove my parents crazy with them not knowing who I was hanging out with even though none of my friends did anything off the wall.
For the ones who went to school before the internet, can you imagine growing up with social media in school? Pics and videos being sent around the world in an instant? Immediate global shaming. These kids live in a COMPLETELY different world than most parents in regards to going to school.
I absolutely FORBID my kids from any form of social media, Instagram, Snapchat, Tik Tok, FB, Twitter, you name it. They have their phones for calling and texting. They are young teens now and I can see how the peer pressure of this day and age affects them slightly.
The dopamine hits are real and lasting, sculpting if you will.
I STRONGLY urge parents and their kids to watch the documentary "The Social Dillema" on Netflix. This is a very powerful awakening for parents.
Shame that it's done for ad revenue...pretty much nothing else, at the expense of our kids' minds.
There's a good line in that documentary, that....we were not evolved to have to worry about what 10,000 people think about us or what we do...except that's what social media does to kids.
I follow this guy who speaks very well and has great content. Not a plug, but if you want the low down on that documentary, take a little bit and watch this. It won't spoil the entire show, but should open your eyes to the issue.
It even polarizes adults who are unaware of the pitfalls.
I promise it's worth the time to watch.
Impressively sage advice from a person at your stage of life.As someone who is not far detached from that era (I'm 22)
I just met a about 10 of my 16 year old daughters friends. I was taken aback at the variety of personalities. two or three goth girls, crazy punk rocker hair due (this one greeted me with a straw stuck in her nose), the shy one hiding behind the big one with a straw in her nose, a crazy one that screamed at the top of her lungs then giggles and the echo. Good gracious. There were yapping about crazy stuff like I want to eat your unborn child. :O WTH?!?!
My daughter is a little hyper (I am an old dude on an oil site so I have prospective) and she was the most "normal" one in the group. It was like a bunch of cartoon characters on one of the modern channels. absolutely bizonkers.
Not sure what to do, let her stay with them and either grow away from them or let her become part of that clique. Some would say "as long as she is happy" but I feel like my duty as a parent is the do something. maybe I should sell the house and move.
On a positive note, none of the girls smoke, vape, drink, drug or sleep around. Those are all big ticket items.
Any of you guy have the same issue?