acyclovir zona zoster alternatives to lisinopril metformin hexal 1000 mg nebenwirkungen riesgos del uso del viagra precio de zovirax cream how much is the cost of maxalt 10 milligrams is viagra as good as cialis synthroid therapeutic action orlistat alli generic once daily metronidazole how to reduce the side effects of prednisone cytotec 200 misoprostol schlucken best price generic accutane fluvoxamine maleate price tamoxifen and gum sensitivity is aldactone a thiazide diuretic sled levofloxacina is it bad to drink while taking azithromycin donne cytotec is generic lexapro available linezolid dispersible tablet 100mg generic viagra or 20 mg cialis lamisil tab price in philippines metoprolol tartrate 50mg tablets side effects herpes labiale bambini aciclovir amlodipine 10mg tab mylan duloxetine fluoxetine switch effects for forgetting kate and thyroxine cara memakai viagra piroxicam de 1omg para que sirve proscar side effects viagra anxiety worse after starting sertraline 50mg viagra dog year old singulair paediatric 4mg side effects can ciprofloxacin and doxycycline be taken together propecia eraction can levaquin cause fever anazol flagyl ivermectina periodo de retiro dxm and wellbutrin safe liquid amoxicillin uses luc plavix voltaren hap 25 neye iyi gelir maxalt cost what is amoxicillin used for sildenafil citrate chemical india properties thuoc uong acyclovir 800mg quetiapine fumarate ip monograph premarin cream quantity inderal sociale fobie labor induction using cytotec porpel 50 viagra amoxicillin 500 mg overdose treatment buy arimidex bodybuilding uk kandungan metformin how long will an erection last with cialis generic avodart side effects tetracycline 3 months side effects of abruptly stopping cymbalta la perla tadalafil 20mg levaquin dosage for uti cialis hamstring hurt how should i take doxycycline compare propecia uk prices what max recommended dosage of cialis vs viagra does cialis keep you hard after you ejaculate africka viagra nexium para la acidez obat flagyl metronidazole atarax 25 mg side effects how to take nizoral pills lamisil dose for toenail fungus headaches with atenolol nexium mups 20 mg beipackzettel xenical comprar rj thuoc zovirax 600mg pars que es neurontin 300mg taking viagra after ice cream can cymbalta cause dry skin does zithromax interact with warfarin average prescription price for neurotin in tennessee digoxin toxicity magnesium post nasal drip ventolin afvallen abilify metronidazole 0.75 gel nedir can we take pomegranate juice and cialis disulfiram meaning in hindi adalat oros pdf glaxo wellbutrin xl azithromycin for acne without food efeitos colaterais uso cialis utiliser viagra jeune levofloxacin and benadryl interaction micardis onset action clonidine transdermal patch side effects stopped adderall taking antidepressants azithromycin 1 g orally in a single dose or my cialis is not working augmentin forte cmi online propecia superior peptides legit tadalafil aciclovir famciclovir und valaciclovir diet loss pill weight metoprolol 100 mg twice a day cyproheptadine surup of bd use metformin gynecology vibramycin 50 mg propranolol uv absorption looking invigorated cheap cialis nz what is buspirone medication lamisil cream bd price phenergan 4 year old atorvastatina vis lipitor clomid et ovitrelle retard happens if you take too much doxycycline taking genetic pacillexapro tetracycline cellulitis lexapro libido increase zoloft for 8 year old effetti collaterali assunzione viagra does acyclovir affect drug tests 750 mg methocarbamol street value tadacip tadalafil 20mg alternatives to atomoxetine efek samping acyclovir krim elavil and wellbutrin interaction aggrenox compared to clopidogrel for stroke elimination singulair and common cold allegra perla roztocza what can i take insted of viagra viagra dos and donts mixing lexapro with alcohol prednisone scalp rash misoprostol dosage for arthritis metronidazole 500mg que contiene ofloxacina sar of metronidazole viagra hur mycket ska man ta can you take topamax prior to surgery fluconazole uk price whats the function offlagyl 400 mg tamoxifen and neuropathy misoprostol 5 meses diference between ampiclox and amoxicillin prednisone recommendations online viagra united kingdom weaning off allegra get propecia prescription online methocarbamol haarausfall can atorvastatin cause hernias cabergoline milk production flonase and lisinopril kamagra funciona why does cialis have bathtubs in their commercials im 8mg decadron safe does cephalexin treat bronchitis strattera great can you mix albuterol pulmicort nebulizer how to take nexium 40 mg que pasa si solo se toma una dosis de cytotec extreme side effects zoloft dosage of ciprofloxacin usr for gono amitriptyline taken with cymbalta bactrim and nitrofurantoin amlodipine references swaying girl on clomid official celexa website cialis how used sildenafil for ed drug interactions meloxicam and aleve patient reviews on singulair drug reactions to azithromycin el propranolol mecanismo de accion celexa decreasing dosage cobra sildenafil from china come raggiungere cipro da bari obat diabetes metformin amoxicillin 1000 mg tabletta how long to take lexapro when have side effects mirtazapine for dogs how long does one dose work flagyl 400 for toothache blurred vision side effect celexa compra venta cytotec costa rica do you have to taper off lipitor albuterol plus ipratropium without a perscription purchase lasix online como sabe si las pastillas cytotec funciono allegra side effects mental clomid durban pregnancy adalat empty stomach efectos letales del captopril sublingual can you take ibuprofen while on lexapro purchase fluoxetine dose of azithromycin tab for scrub typhud neurontin for back pain side effects ciprofloxacin eye drop singapore viagra effect in women prednisone pain in arms naproxen 220 mg overdose mirtazapine 5ht ssingulair vs claritin cost of estrace without insurance 8 day prednisone for poison ivy what is meloxicam street value albuterol hfa inhaler price skin rash from ciprofloxacin wellbutrin 300 mg fiyat tamsulosin hydrochloride mr 400 mcg xn--b1afpdqbb8d.xn--p1ai is it safe to take levitra and antidepressants neurontin on a drug screen will azithromycin get you high viagra apotheke hamburg tamoxifeno reduz ginecomastia does generic singulair contain sulfa 50 mg versus 100 mg clomid can i take ciprotab without food buspar vs wellbutrin for smoking can someone on plavix donate blood 1000 mg azithromycin during pregnancy can you crush sandoz azithromycin in water and drink it ciprodex cat jacking off with cialis clomiphene citrate 50 mg buy uk atenolol eye side effects meloxicam 15 mg side effects metformin slow release limit per day celebrex contiene aspirina albuterol alpha agonist kjope lamisil sverige tetracycline heart palpitations buying brand name propecia topamax buy online acyclovir dose for babies why exercise after taking ketoconazole lamisil difficult swallow synthroid online pharmacy metronidazole soaks cheap generic allegra wellbutrin and cannabis motogen albuterol how much does viagra cost insurance 60 mg lexapro dosage will clomid mess up my cycle bactrim dla doroslego metformin and feet swelling nizoral shampoo 3 times a week clomid increase dht voltaren 75 while breastfeeding wellbutrin xl available australia does strattera give u energy is synthroid a statin prozac ingredients wiki eyes vision neurontin withdrawal drinking alcohol on latuda and antidepressants does glucophage 500 mg cause hyponatremia prednisone withdrawal symptoms shortness of breath seroquel 200 mg xr hydrocodone and mucinex and azithromycin and flonaze how much doxycycline does 1 cost cymbalta quando prenderlo amoxicillin 500mg perdoret drug stores in usa selling viagra lipitor negatives where buy propecia em boston clomiphene for ovulation augmentation does sertraline cause throat tightening lexapro or citalopram harga azithromycin kimia farma amcard 10mg and erectile dysfunction prednisone for poison ivy rash lisinopril side effects african americans can you cut augmentin pills in half dosage for glimepiride vs metformin estradiol wysoki poziom leczenie obat meloxicam 7.5 gram vitamins that counter propecia brain fog ivermectina dose gato mirtazapine 80 mg what is it used for isoptin40mg a cosa serve propranolol tuned into powder why viagra and valium safe viagra cheapest to buy obat tetracycline discount cialis from canada acyclovir 5 2g of zithromax tesis sobre medicamento misoprostol que causa el aborto amoxicillin take three times a day erowid gabapentin experiences generic paroxetine cost cialis 10 mg how long to work can amoxicillin be used to brin bck missesd period kamagra en vente libre augmentin dosage for oral infection can you take nyquil with celexa elavil 10 mg prise poids benazepril 12.5 lipitor for uninsured doxycycline injection takes effect in bird paxil carbohydrates naproxen price walmart amoxicillin for halitosis fluconazole dosage in candida groin infection dose of bactrim for sinusitis lexapro missed period doxycycline buy online in holland can you mix rizatriptan benzoate and vicodin recommended dosage of erythromycin anastrozole 1 mg film coated tablets doxycycline and proof of birth defects is it safe to excercise after taking cialis prix de mifepristone and misoprostol when to take pregnancy test after clomid2 7 normal dosage for cialis buspirone 7 mg bactrim ds and beer prednisone takes away acne augmentin antibiotico farmaco australiano correct time to take lipitor efectos tamoxifeno hombres neurontin side effects vivid dreams buy alli orlistat ciprofloxacina ino metronidazole gel for genital warts key buy levitra cheap indomethacin 50 price on the street handled nitroglycerin then touch baby will it hurt it valsartan generic manufacturer qualitest atenolol methocarbamol viagra canada law precio de la pastilla misoprostol en bolivia buying viagra in spain when will seroquel go generic in us amlodipin cialis viagra samples for woman compare olanzapine and quetiapine can i give blood on zoloft zovirax tablets in dublin diet pill energy bactrim siadh cost per treatment for zithromax for rabbits tamoxifen water loss body building dostinex tablets price in egypt diet pill smart vardenafil posologie zoloft weight loss side effects quinapril equivalent lisinopril ethinyl estrogel zovirax while breastfeeding buy clomid vs nolvadex prednisone withdrawal symptoms pain burning skin la viagra pour femme amoxil single dose avetahr price of revatio obat dexamethasone 0.75mg sushi cipro roma bagaimana cara minum xenical how does tetracycline kill bacteria ivermectin liver failure dexamethasone injection uses india nexium prescription only cap azithromycin 1gm used for std treatment lasix online ordering elavil drinking alcohol disulfiram datasheet levitra an kamagra gel only how long does it take for ciprolex 500 mg to work how does clomid regulate periods accutane side effects on brain viagra generika niederlande fluconazole 200 mg dose for athletes foot can i take augmentin with zyrtec is norvasc safe lexapro generic when is it going generic metformin swollen lymph nodes erythromycin basis cream

Sticking to What We Know Is Right

Parenting this particularly child involves a little give and take, and much negotiation.
by Lisa M. Hendey | Source:
Everyday, I learn new lessons in parenting and I pray for the strength and guidance to make the right decisions in the loving and leading of my children.

Last night, we were sitting out by the pool (yes, it's already swimming weather here in 97 degree Fresno!) and Eric (son #1, and the one who'd make a great lawyer) said, "Mom, I have three questions for you".

"OK, bring them on!"

Question Number One - "Can I still go the dance at Sacred Heart on Friday night?" (Background - Sacred Heart is a local Catholic school who has invited other junior high students to their end of the year dance. I initially thought it was a great idea, but it is now scheduled for the night before the Catholic high school's big Math test to determine placement in honors classes for next year.)

Mom's Silent Gut Instinct - No way, you're going to be taking a test in the morning that could determine your academic path for the next four years. I want you tucked into bed by 9:00 pm, dreaming of algebraic equations.

Mom's Response - "OK, Eric, you can go but I'm going to be picking you up early, by 9:15 so that you get a good night's sleep before your test."

Question Number Two - "The guys are going to the movies after school on Friday. Can I go?"

Mom's Initial Response - "OK sweetie. Adam's got fencing so I need to work out ride stuff, but it should be ok."

Mom's Secondary Query - "What are you seeing?" (I know, this should have been the very first question, but I was dazed by the heat and temporarily off my game.)

Son's Sheepish Response - "XYZ" (Insert name of controversial blockbuster film opening at theaters this weekend and the source of great public outcry)

Mom's Final Word on Question #2 - "Nope, you're not seeing "XYZ" on Friday. Thanks for asking, and I will consider other movie options, but you're not seeing that movie." (Thankfully we have a long standing rule about seeing PG13 movies that haven't been pre-screened by a parent).

Question #3 - "Are you sure I still can't go see the XYZ (insert name of outrageous punk band) concert in August?" (Apparently, he's in the mood to debate!).

Mom's (Repeated) Response - "Yes, I'm sure you won't be going to that concert." (Delivered calmly, despite the fact that this particularly topic has been discussed numerous times in the past month.) "But thanks for asking again."

Son's Response - "Why?"

Mom's Comeback - "For the same reasons Dad and I gave you last week when we discussed this topic."

Son's Response - "OK. Do we have any bacon?"

Mom's Response - "Yes, I bought some today!!!" (Finally, a question I can answer affirmatively!)

I've come to accept that parenting this particularly child involves a little give and take, and much negotiation. He will follow rules set for him, but feels better about the following when he's participated in a discussion about the thinking behind them and had his say about the fairness of the rule.

This particular child, owing to his temperament, will question his limits. He will test the waters, wanting to tread out into the deeper ones without supervision. He is, by nature, an adventurer. He is on the verge of new horizons, and anxious to run out and explore them. He wants to live life to its fullest, to try new things, and to be the best he can be.

At times like last night's poolside chat, I think about how much easier it would be to be like "everybody else's parents". The ones who drop the kids off at the multiplex theater on the weekend, unsupervised, and pick them up three hours later. The ones who don't have a "bedtime" and allow their kids to talk on the phone or IM as late as they want. The ones who accompany their kids to punk rock concerts because they think it's cool.

The funny thing is, I think most of my son's friends parents are more like me. Who is "everybody else"? Most of my son's peers have the same limits placed on them by parents who share our same moral framework for parenting. I think "everybody else" is a fictional group of kids, used to pressure parents into going against what they know in their heart and soul is right.

I'm pretty sure that my teenage son is convinced that if he just asks me enough times, the water-torture method of wearing me down will result in the response he desires. His problem is that I can be so bull-headed about some things.

I know he's going to keep asking, and keep pushing those limits. I'm still learning about parenting in this new phase of life, still praying every day for the strength and wisdom to help him along life's path.

Current strategy: pray lots, keep making time for our chats, and keep lots of bacon in the house.

Lisa M. Hendey, wife and mother, is webmaster of Visit her at

Click Here to Donate Now!

Join the new media evangelization. Your tax-deductible gift allows to build a culture of life in our nation and throughout the world. Please help us promote the Church's new evangelization by donating to right now. God bless you for your generosity.




Post a Comment
Write a comment on this article

Email required (will not be published)
required Country

Most Popular