Thursday, November 10, 2005

Dear Guy that phoned in yelling and threatening today,
Sorry about the Deer and the Starbucks thing. In just a few years your 12 year old girl will be dating, and the problems you'll have will make this little deer miss-understanding seem meaningless. Heck, maybe the figurines will help get conversations started with many parents and we were glad to have provided this public service.
I recommend this site
It states, "Studies show that kids who feel they can talk with their parents about sex -- because their moms and dads speak openly and listen carefully to them -- are less likely to engage in high-risk behavior as teens than kids who do not feel they can talk with their parents about the subject."
So explore your feelings about sex. If you are very uncomfortable with the subject, read some books (see Readings for Parents) and discuss your feelings with a trusted friend, relative, physician, or clergy member. The more you examine the subject, the more confident you'll feel discussing it."

Note that it doesn't mention talking to your psychologist, although judging from your anger problems, we at CCP highly recommend it.
It also suggests that maybe you should have started this conversation a year ago,
If your child is a pre-teen, you need to include some message about the responsibilities and consequences of sexual activity. Conversations with 11 and 12-year-olds, for example, should include talks about unwanted pregnancy and how they can protect themselves."

Any case, we do feel bad, but she will see much worse at the local museum or zoo. And if you really want to protect her, I recommend spending time with her at either place or any one of the fine attractions Columbia has to offer.

All the best,
Columbia City Paper


Anonymous said...

That's classic! This is why columbia tunes called you guys "fearless and fun."
I heard you guys were dating Jolie is that right?

Anonymous said...


I think they guy was putting you on. said...

If he was, he was real good. Pisssed off and sounded like he was almost in tears according to our editor. Keep in mind, this is South Carolina. I don't doubt it.

Anonymous said...

Awesome paper! Whens the next online issue come out? said...

This Thursday 11/16

Anonymous said...

I have to admit, I'm shocked that your inane dribble is still printing. Your credit card must be maxed out.

Can't wait to see your very last issue hit stands. Oh wait, has it already? That would be too good to be true. said...

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