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Old 06-09-10, 02:42 PM   #1
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I have a problem!

Hello everyone, my name is Carol and this is my first time posting here but I just want share this problem I have. My youngest son, John, is 12 years old, and he has a problem. He goes around thinking hes some kind of black person when he's just a white boy from Texas. He now started making these youtube videos full of profanity and disgusting acts and I don't know what to do anymore. I am afraid for his mental health but also if friends or family find these videos they will think I am some kind of psycho parent!

Here is one of his videos:
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Please help!
Carol

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Old 06-09-10, 02:47 PM   #2
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Not sure what we can do here....

I was gonna write something silly, but I am thinking you are serious. Maybe take his computer away for starters. And the gun....
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Old 06-09-10, 02:49 PM   #3
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I am some kind of psycho parent!
We all are. Welcome to the club!
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Old 06-09-10, 03:07 PM   #4
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Your kid is 12. You are an adult. Tell him "No". Take back your control. Remove privileges and make him earn them back...including use of the computer. You pay for his clothing. Purchase only articles of clothing that you approve of. Everything else goes.

A friend of mine removed everything from the bedroom except the dresser, bed and a lamp. The kid was not allowed to watch TV, talk on the phone, play on the computer or go anywhere. He could read and do homework. He had no social life outside of school. He got the message.

The hardest part is being consistent. Give a consequence and stick to it.
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If he acts that way on the streets, he's not going to make it past 18.
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Old 06-09-10, 04:19 PM   #6
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Methinks "motheroffive" is a misguided twelve-year-old who needs to be introduced to a bar of soap and a boot in the can.
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Old 06-09-10, 04:21 PM   #7
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Someone please tell me this sad thread is a joke.
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Someone please tell me this sad thread is a joke.
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Old 06-09-10, 04:45 PM   #9
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Methinks "motheroffive" is a misguided twelve-year-old who needs to be introduced to a bar of soap and a boot in the can.
Why would you think that? A mother of five children making her first post on a bicycling forum asking for advice about her 12 year old son's profane youtube videos? Sounds like good parenting to me.
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Old 06-09-10, 05:51 PM   #11
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Well, teach him something of your heritage and culture. He probably likes it, that friends can relate with who they are and where they are from. They're a bit rebellious due to their past and proud of where they came from.
I had a similar problem growing up. My parents wouldn't teach me anything about my Peruvian heritage. All my friends were Mexican so I learned everything about them. One day a came home wearing a Mexican charro hat and my dad bitterly said to me, "You like being mexican, don't you?". I replied, "Why not? You didn't show me nothing about being Peruvian!" That made for a small face-off but we got over it. My parents intentions were not to deny me my heritage but to encourage me to embrace my American heritage, which is ironic since the American heritage is exactly a patchwork quilt made up of the heritage of immigrants. I had to learn about myself in my adult years and it's a quest that I still undertake.

*Gets up on soapbox*
By adding a strong piece of fabric to the quilt, you contribute to the entire labor. Beside referring to you son a a white boy, let him know what he is. I'm sick and tired of white people referring to themselves as just white people. Is he descendent of Germans? Poles, British, Australians, Russians? Many "white" people in my neighborhood are bi-lingual and aren't really aware of it. They can tell you what something says in German 'cause that was all their grandparents spoke. Even if you grew in an orphanage, we are all here because of what others before us did or because of the sacrifices someone else made. Teach your child his past or he will find his own! There, I said it! You can have your soapbox back now.
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PS: A quest to learn about someone else's heritage would not be a wasted effort, it just wouldn't be his own heritage.
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He's probably just trying to find his identity. Just be a parent, take away privileges until he improves. Find him activities for the summer, classes, skills, etc.
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Sit down and have a family viewing of The Jerk with Steve Martin (I don't mean view the movie with Steve Martin--I mean he's the star of the movie).
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It's spam. I've seen this around the internet. Also: check out the post count.
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I stumbled across a great article on parenting a number of years ago that I think would would be really helpful in this situation.
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Old 06-09-10, 06:47 PM   #16
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Someone please tell me this sad thread is a joke.
Its some ******* that has nothing better to do. Think about it, "Please help! Carol ." If it was soooooooo important to her/him/asswipe/whatever, wouldn't we have gotten a reply by now?
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lol

"what to do about my troubled child? I know! I'll join a cycling-related forum and ask around there!"

I joined BF initially to ask for surgical advice, but that's just me.
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