And the girls that almost match them drink for drink.
I'm going to tell you the truth.
It's a matter of casting a wide net.
When my son informed me that he was having your kids over I was a tiny bit nervous. You can probably guess why.
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You like to think you know us better than anybody, and in some ways, you do. You are the ones who love us more than anything. You’d die for us, if it came to that. But, in many ways, you don’t know very much about us at all. While there’s no such thing as a typical teenager, here is my wishlist of what I’d like my parents to know.
Don't even talk about your own weight.
Just when we'd gotten our heads around having to talk to our kids about hard core porn before they even start high school, we now have to help them navigate the world of self-publishing from the 'safety' of their own bedrooms.
You're trying to be the picture-perfect teen with good grades, get your fastest time in the 200m (or whatever event or sport you're passionate about), have the best Instagram feed, the most likes on Facebook. It's an age where a person is defined by not what they do, but how many followers they have.
If all else fails, change the wifi password.
Particularly in regional Australia.
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The free service aims to encourage more effective communication between parents and teens.
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