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Hollie Gonzalez November 09, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Hi Michelle, Oh boy.. don't tell her you went in her car. I know from experience, she will think you were snooping, even if you were just trying to do something nice. I don't know what kind of relationship you have with your daughter, but I would bring it up casually with her. I am assuming that you already had the birds and bees talk. Take her out to dinner or shopping and ask her nicely about the boyfriend. Ask her where she sees them in a year. Let her know that you were a teenager once and that you hope she is being responsible. Maybe use an example from your youth. Let me tell you, a 17 year old girl is not going to tell you about her sex life. She will however tell you about her school, job, clothes, and maybe friends. So use that to go on. Don't ask about her sex life. She will only deny it and never open up about it. All kids want to have" those parents" that they can go to about anything. They want the cool parents that other kids can go to too if needed. What they surely don't want is the parents that freak out over everything, trust me.
Sully November 09, 2012 at 09:40 PM
My mother was a snooper. It drove me nuts, and eventually us apart. So even if you were leaving a scraper or not, she will think you were snooping. Don't tell her what you found.
Sully November 09, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Tewksbury is full of cliques. Especially in the school system. The PAC is no exception. Only do what you feel you need to, not what someone forces you to. That woman that gave you the hard time obviously has no class, and no life!
C Brady November 10, 2012 at 03:15 AM
Hi Hollie, I agree with your answer to Michelle. But one thing I would like to point out to her is to not miss this opportunity. Don't just sit back and wait for it to correct itself. Obviously this is not her first time. At least she is being safe.
husbands a grinch November 11, 2012 at 01:09 AM
Hollie, Can you help settle an argument. I say having the holidays at my in laws every year is ridiculous. I want to split the holidays between our home, my parents, and the in laws. My husband says no way, it is tradition to have it at his mothers. The kids and I are up for a change. It is so repetative and boring every year there. He won't budge on this. Advice?

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