I'm 17 I remember the glum look on my parents faces when they broke the news that we could be moving to Australia my initial reaction was "Are you going on your own" but thankfully they weren't, I thought it was silly that they thought I might be upset - I can't wait to move tbh (which should be witihin the next couple months) and I think I and my brother (16) will be fine because we're not wearing rose tinted glasses, we know it's going to be tough but we feel that aslong as we get through that rough period our lives as a family will be better because of it and when it comes to friends and such we go through life losing and gaining friends, is this any different accept that we have the powers of world wide communication so there's no problem as far as I am concerned there.
Bl**dy hell son, you're making it much harder for us to tell you that we're leaving you behind now.
Hiya,still,after eight months here our 2 teenage sons (17 and 18)pine for their lives back in the UK,with their mates,and wont embrace in any way the Australian way of life.They wont go out of the house,and spend all their time on the net,msn/skype etc ,or the phone,corresponding with their pals who they grew up with.They were never in the house in the UK!Now its starting to wear my wife down,she feels guilty about it all,even though we came for a better future for them primarily.Unfortunately for them they have not got anywhere to go back to initially in the UK,as we are renting out our house in the UK.They are both working here,which is good,but wouldnt have a clue how to fend for themselves.Who invented Teenagers eh !
where are you living? my two boys are nearly 17 and 18 and are up for meeting some new friends .
they are starting apprenterships at the mta in a few weeks so ask the boys if they are up for it.