Mike,Children are no less impertinent with their impetuous tongues. Nevertheless they are learning, but by the process they are not any less children. John F. Bechtol;707-623-6005------ Original message------From: 'mike@...' mike@... [lpsf-discuss]Date: Mon, Apr 15, 2019 11:04 PMTo: email@example.com;Cc: javlin@...;Subject:RE: [lpsf-discuss] Gender transitioning, etc.
Unless it is brought up on the LPSF Discuss list.
For sure…..that’s why it seems the best way to handle it is to just let them be and grow up….and don’t let them do anything to themselves or anyone else that they’ll regret for the rest of their lives.
When my oldest son was in that phase (and youngest), we learned of the book “Yes, Your Teen is Crazy”.
It made all the difference in helping us understand our sons and ourselves. And if he was talking about gender altering surgery, he would have received no encouragement at that age. If someone with a mature brain wants to take the path of gender altering surgery, knowing full well all the risks, then God bless them. Even if it was my own child. Parents are used to letting go at some point. But you shouldn’t too early, especially before their late 20s.
Read the book about what is going on in the teenage brain. It is enlightening.
Mike, were you "crazy" when you were a teenager? I wasn't and I didn't make any terrible decisions when I was that age.
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Yes I was Richard….although it does vary a lot from child to child. But it definitely shows up statistically which is why you have to be 25-26 years old to rent a car and a lot more.
Take a look at the book mentioned below. Lots of good information there.
Thanks for asking. Glad you were the exception. Smile