Joint custody is wonderful when it works, as it keeps both parents involved with the child’s life. It gives the child a strong sense of security when both parents can discuss his/her needs and wants. It is also a good way to help parents avoid being played off against each other. The kids can’t manipulate their parents if they can maintain an united front.
Another child retreats from the whole situation. Their role is sweep it under the carpet, don’t hear it or see it. If confronted with the truth of a family members drinking, this child will become very angry, and refuse to deal with it. This behavior carries over into adulthood.
Joshua was the fifth of six tall brothers, and as he wandered further down the hall towards his destination, he hesitated for a moment to reflect on his image in the long narrow mirror outside the school office. He was handsome enough, just like his brothers, but his stature was more like that of his mother. Short and slim. Where all the others were tall, stretching well over six foot three, he had not grown past five eleven. And in his family that was considered a runt. He had endured ridicule from his brothers over the years and it had progressed into his school activities where others had taken up the role of tormentor about his slightness of size and quiet, unassuming demure. With his mother on his side he had survived life at home. But in all else he was on his own.
With the slim condom still clenched tightly in his fist, Joshua followed Keisha into the room before closing the door behind them. But as distance separated them for a moment it made him curious once again about her sudden interest in him, especially in regards to this matter. What had changed between them? Why would she now show interest? Any interest? Especially in such an overwhelmingly sensual and unexpected way?
His focus returned to the present, and he now perceived the vibrant, proud Keisha vanish, as she spoke to the others determination to make herself appear exalted at his expense. As he watched, he now noticed more than he had expected to ever see. For now he saw that her need to expose him as the fool also painted her with the same brush strokes. Her need to exalt herself over others was, in fact, showing how much she lacked of her own self esteem. And therefore magnifying her own foolish decisions. He felt pity for her for the first time in his life. Pity for her and the ones, his brothers, that caused him so much hurt in the past to cover their own anxieties.
Adirondack chair has an unique style. It has a straight back and seat in slant position that makes you feel comfortable when you are sitting on the chair. The chairs have wide armrests where you can place book, glass or bottle of beverage so you might not need a table.
If you have decided you want to be the one dealing with the behavior problems your child faces in school, don’t give away your parenting power! You are the best judge of your own child. You know what motivates him (or doesn’t). You understand his home life and his heart.
Keisha Evans was as beautiful as she was unobtainable. His brothers, involved in various sports at their local high school, were the ones that attracted numerous girls. Not him. Not ever. Besides, with constant ridicule Joshua had received little attention from the unobtainable girls that he preferred over the meek, quiet girls that seemed to show him the most notice.