The city’s two other major youth football leagues say they have gained players.
Many of the youth coaches used the phrase “fear mongering” to describe the situation.
Alternate titles I considered for this post: Why I Still Practice My Lamaze Breathing. I had watched that show, all the while cringing with embarrassment, with my mother, who told me that was the reason you always made sure you had a dime with you.
More and more as I witness the teen boy-girl relationships I am surprised at how aggressive the girls seem to have become, compared to what I remember when I was a teenager. Upon hearing the news I think I managed not to do a fist pump in the air until I was in the next room alone.
One son was dating a girl for a short time who said that for Christmas she didn’t want a present. Yes, that means what you think it can not possibly mean. In talking with my friends who are also mothers of teenage boys, this is not uncommon.
After I recovered from my shock and fantasies of driving over to her house and breaking both of her legs in the hopes that she’d be encased in a full body cast and therefore desiring a more appropriate present, my son revealed that he just wasn’t interested in doing that with her. Every single one of them has stories of girls being the pushy and demanding ones, not just in a sexual way, but in a controlling, bordering on stalking way. My son called her when we got home and “broke up” with her.
One mother told me of the explicit text messages her son was receiving from a girl at all hours of the night. He basically told her that she was not nice and he didn’t really like her anymore. I have been closely monitoring to see if Glenn continues her controlling and mean ways.
Examining Why You Should Hide Your Relationship Overcoming Overbearing Parents Managing Collateral Dealing with a Difference in Age Dealing with Your Parents’ Different Values Community Q&A Do you have a relationship you need to hide from your parents?
Are your parents unreasonable, abusive, or just a bit too conservative?
Communication, honesty, and trust are essential to any relationship but sometimes you need to be less than truthful for your own mental and physical health.
The violent nature of the sport, and the widespread awareness of the danger of concussions, is causing more parents to keep their kids on the sidelines.
Remember the tv show when Blair was in the back of a van with a boy who was trying to force himself onto her, that was the message I grew up with.