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Posted: 06/16/21 09:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Growing up, friends parents did this (much smaller homemade truck camper).

We joked that it was because they wanted to "get busy" but not in front of the kids.

Of course, it made it easy to slip out at night if you wanted to get into some mischief.


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Lwiddis wrote:

The key is teaching teens to care for the TT and enforcing the rules.

My experience with teens and twenty-somethings is I get a "wait, what?" half way through the teachings.


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DarkSkySeeker wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

The key is teaching teens to care for the TT and enforcing the rules.

My experience with teens and twenty-somethings is I get a "wait, what?" half way through the teachings.


The key is laying down the law to your own kids, as they are better communicators with their friends than we as parents are. Just let them know -- if your friends don't take care of our things, they may no longer come along on our trips. I'd be willing to bet that would do the trick.


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A1ARealtorRick wrote:

The key is laying down the law to your own kids, as they are better communicators with their friends than we as parents are. Just let them know -- if your friends don't take care of our things, they may no longer come along on our trips. I'd be willing to bet that would do the trick.


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valhalla360 wrote:

A1ARealtorRick wrote:

The key is laying down the law to your own kids, as they are better communicators with their friends than we as parents are. Just let them know -- if your friends don't take care of our things, they may no longer come along on our trips. I'd be willing to bet that would do the trick.


Good one...LOL.


LOL. I'm not disagreeing with that type of parenting, but I will say the foundation for that needs to be laid LONG before teenage years.......

I guess I'm old fashioned in many ways, but when I was growing up and mom and dad had a MH, the kids slept in tents. But regardless, tent or TT, it's better than having them in the camper with you. [emoticon]


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Bionic Man wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

A1ARealtorRick wrote:

The key is laying down the law to your own kids, as they are better communicators with their friends than we as parents are. Just let them know -- if your friends don't take care of our things, they may no longer come along on our trips. I'd be willing to bet that would do the trick.


Good one...LOL.


LOL. I'm not disagreeing with that type of parenting, but I will say the foundation for that needs to be laid LONG before teenage years.......

I guess I'm old fashioned in many ways, but when I was growing up and mom and dad had a MH, the kids slept in tents. But regardless, tent or TT, it's better than having them in the camper with you. [emoticon]


How old are your kids?


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>> the foundation for that needs to be laid
>> LONG before teenage years.......

Agreed

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Bionic Man wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

A1ARealtorRick wrote:

The key is laying down the law to your own kids, as they are better communicators with their friends than we as parents are. Just let them know -- if your friends don't take care of our things, they may no longer come along on our trips. I'd be willing to bet that would do the trick.


Good one...LOL.


LOL. I'm not disagreeing with that type of parenting, but I will say the foundation for that needs to be laid LONG before teenage years.......

I guess I'm old fashioned in many ways, but when I was growing up and mom and dad had a MH, the kids slept in tents. But regardless, tent or TT, it's better than having them in the camper with you. [emoticon]


How do you lay down the foundation for your kid's friends?

Then again, it seems to be a ***** shoot. I know families where one kid would never dream of breaking the rules but another will do whatever...Good parenting helps but I've yet to come across the foolproof system.

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I’m at #5 just thinking about it. Great job!


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We use our enclosed trailer for overflow sleeping if they do not want to use a tent.


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