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Suggestions for convincing teenagers to get Covid shot

Sunday, June 13, 2021

went for a drive and had lunch at Denny's. It was nice. We walked around a bit and drove around a bit. My legs started aching on the way home. We saw a deer, a moose and a fox. Last night my sons took me for a drive and we saw 2 bears. Oh, we also saw a duck and her 4 babies crossing the highway. We managed to miss them. They were adorable.

I am feeling very fat today. After the lunch we got a coke and some chips and some chocolate. Then hubby made me a grilled cheese for supper. Tomorrow I have to improve.

We got out call for our 2nd Covid shot. Its Tuesday. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get our 17 and 18 year olds to get the vaccine? I have tried everything I can think of. I have explained and gotten no where. Its because of the youngests girlfriend and her mother. I have no desire to ever meet the mother because I think she is full of BS. Any suggestions for convincing the kids?

Have a great week. We only have a few left on here.

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    It sounds really tough for you, as a mother, to see someone else have such control over your child. I hear you on that as I put my parents through similar when I made the wrong choices in men - back in the day. I look back and shudder, as my folks were right but I was a young person who "knew it all." I'm not into tough love. My focus is allowing choice and with that choice explaining consequences. There are already stipulations in place regarding vaccinations - at many workplaces, college, university, and to travel. Covid will now be part of that vaccination schedule that will be required. It's a hard one when children listen to others and receive all the wrong information. I hope you are able to figure it out with your sons, to a positive end.
    43 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/15/2021 2:18:19 PM
    That is a hard one. So do they agree with BS-mom and her daughter and think that over a half a million (in the US as over 3 billion I think world wide) didn't die in the last year and a half due to virus Covid19? Why will they believe her and not the experts at CDC and Dr. Anthony Fauci? Can they explain why they don't or won't get them. The two reason's I hear most often is the person doesn't think it was tested enough in less than a year and are afraid of side-effects. It puzzles me as we know about the side-effects that often linger for months and might be life long health problems if you recover from Covid19. The issue that makes me the happiest about getting the shots is I won't be giving and possibly killing others that I love. What do they say when you ask how they would feel if they gave the virus to you and their dad and one or both of you die?
    The tough love might work but I don't think you would feel very good about that and the problems it might cause in your relationship.
    I wish you luck because it is usually very hard to change someone's mind. Maybe especially your children or any teen.
    43 days ago
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    I'm all for the Tough Love approach. Odds are they will cave in.
    44 days ago
    I feel your pain. Teens think they know it all. When a girlfriend is involved, all bets are off. You could do the painful tough love thing: tell the 18 year old he either gets the shot withing 2 weeks or he moves out. Bring out some boxes and start packing his stuff. He'll probably look at you like you're crazy. Give him ads for apartments. Tell the 17 year old just as soon as his 18th birthday comes around, if he isn't vaccinated, he w\ill be moving out too. Tell them both the truth. You got the shot to protect your health. If they won't do the same, you can't have their unvaccinated bodies around threatening yours.
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