There's nothing to eat! The common catchcry of teens

February 23, 2018

There's nothing to eat! The common catchcry of teens.

Written by a member of the closed Exploring Teens Facebook group

 

On our return from a long day and night out, we had complaints of how hungry our children are.  It seems there was no food in the house.

To put that in perspective ......

2 x 19 yr olds
1 x 17 yr old

These teens also have:

  • a car provided,
  • woolies gift cards with money on them bought specifically for food and petrol
  • their driving licences (two of them)
  • a 15 minute walk to the local Woolies, or about a 5 min drive.

All know how to cook and in particular our 17 yr old has done hospitality at school and worked in a cafe as apprentice chef.

In the house there was:

  • 1/2 loaf of bread (but it isn't white)
     
  • packet of tortilla wraps
     
  • cruskit crackers
     
  • eggs, cheese, ham, tray of chicken schnitzels (uncooked), lamb mince (uncooked)
     
  • Grapes, rockmelon, peaches, plums, apples + canned fruits
     
  • Potato, sweet potato, onion, carrot, broccoli, mushrooms, eggplant, variety of canned and frozen vegies, lettuce, tomato, cucumber
     
  • Rice, pasta cous cous, Quinoa, vermicelli, 2 min noodles
     
  • Variety of canned and frozen foods, breakfast cereals.

Growing in the garden are herbs: Mint, parsley, basil, rosemary + lemon grass and Kaffir lime

Please report me now to DOCS for starving my adult children!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 


The Exploring Teens closed Facebook group is a peer support group for parents/carers of teenagers. It's an amazing group of non-judgemental and supportive people coming together to provide:
1. A community for parents/carers of teenagers to freely share and discuss issues that relate to this particular aspect of our parenting journey. Support and empathy is what we require, not judgement.
2. An insight and understanding as to what parents of teenagers are after in terms of products and services. 
3. Sharing of knowledge/information useful to parents/carers of teenagers 

 

And don't foregt to sign up to our newsletter below

Popular Posts

February 18, 2018
I don’t know about you…but I’m excited!
I don’t know about you…but I’m excited!

I don’t know about you……but I’m excited   Have you heard of vicarious anxiety?  I hadn't but it exists, and I certainly experienced it this week.  My son is about to start a degree, but in addition, he will be living on campus at a residential college.  This is not common practice in Australia, but as I lived...

July 31, 2018
Partner sleep-overs (for 'above age of consent' teens), are you for or against?
Partner sleep-overs (for 'above age of consent' teens), are you for or against?

Are you for or against partner sleepovers? (for 'above age of consent' teens) Exploring Teens written debate - Series #1, debate #4 (To ensure you don't miss any, subscribe to our monthly newsletter by clicking here)   Before we begin, I ask for consideration of the following: Please appreciate th...

October 01, 2019
Ask the Experts! My 14 yr old daughter is having sex with her 15 yr old boyfriend
Ask the Experts! My 14 yr old daughter is having sex with her 15 yr old boyfriend

Audience Question: My 14 year old daughter is having sex with her 15 year old boyfriend of 6 months. We have told her she can’t have sex at either homes and that they are too young but it’s too late. They are taking precautions for birth control and are both consensual but as parents it’s so concerning considering ...

Browse by category

more categories

Sign up for our newsletter

Sign up for our monthly newsletter. No spams, just product updates.

By signing up, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.