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Photo Challenge ~ Entrance August 16, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Blogging, Nature.
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Entrance . . .

Departure point . . .

Gateway to the sea . . .

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Teens and Tweens August 16, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Mindfulness, Nature, People.
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People often say that being a parent is the hardest (and most rewarding) job on the planet.

One of the many challenges faced by parents . . . raising adolescents:

Pluto-Rollerskating“Raising teenagers is like trying to nail jello to a tree.” ~ Erma Bombeck

Living with teens is as impossible as teaching a dog to roller skate.

Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath. ~ Arnold H. Glasow

Adolescence is perhaps nature’s way of preparing parents to welcome the empty nest. ~Karen Savage and Patricia Adams, The Good Stepmother

The young always have the same problem – how to rebel and conform at the same time.  They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.  ~ Quentin Crisp

We’ve enjoyed all the stages of development in our nieces and nephews ~ from tiny tots to toddlers to tweens and teens.

Our only regret . . . the years have passed far too fast.

No rules.  Just write!

How about you?

Are you currently raising teens or tweens?  Are you eyeing that phase of life with trepidation?  Or have you emerged unscathed?

Looking back, were you . . . Good tween?  Bad tween?  Or in between?