Parents too cautious

Do you guys think parents are too cautious? A normal parent won't let me do any of the stuff that I or any other teen on instructables do.

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How to send permission of parents to Instructables.

Just I want to send an entry in Instructables LED Elemental Contest, and I am a minor so I want to ask how to send parents permission to Instructables? Please want it fast because I want to send entry before 30 august or the contest is closed. Sorry for my bad English.

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Moving Back In With Your Parents?!

Is this a good idea? Who ever thinks moving back in with your parents is a GOOD thing? Perhaps when it comes with free room and board and helping you pay back your college loans. Here's the deal:I move States and help work at my brothers' store in exchange for not having to stress about rent, paying back college loans - basically about life. But is it truly stress free?What about the stress attained after reverting back to your childlike role? Granted, I'll have more time to plan on grad school and writing on the side...I can't stand my Dad. He's going senile and has a short temper after he gets into your business and doesn't understand - and I lack the patience.He'll start yelling and reverting back to his "I'm the tyrannical boss" mode one moment and forget he wasn't as gentle as he is in the next.I see my brothers - they're both in their 30s and technically, it's their house they want me to move into, but they don't date, they don't have time what with working so much. And my mom cooks all the time and I've already gained 10 pounds from the Christmas break visit.I'm just wondering if life will ever be stress-free or if it just transcends...

Topic by suus 


How Do I Convince My Parents To Allow Me To Play On The Computer All The Time? Answered

  I only get to play Halo Online 3 times a week and I would like to convince my parents, that are not stupid, to allow me to play on Halo a lot.

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Tips on working/talking with teenage kids? (Teachers, parents... help!)

Specifically teenage girls. 10-13. Right now I'm helping teach an after school program for middle school girls. We teach them about being healthy - eating right, having good body image, exercising properly, etc. We have very few volunteers, but next week it's just going to be me and the site leader. I called my mom to ask for advice, and she laughed and said she never figured any of this stuff out, but if she thinks of something, she'll call me. :P We have 20-30 girls depending on the day. Any ideas for keeping them focused and on task? This is really my first time working with kids where I'm in an authority position, so I do need a little help and encouragement. Normally I'm just on the sidelines helping out and not stepping in and telling people what to do! Any words of advice? :D

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Halloween Making: Why do we do this to ourselves!? ; )

Closing in on midnight on October 30th, and I found myself in a familiar situation . . .Making last-minute Halloween costumes and props for my kids!Here's a photo of my late-night kitchen table, where I was working on a homemade hover board prop from the "Back to the Future" movies. I paused for a moment to survey the scene and snap a photo, and couldn't help taking note of the silliness of the whole thing. It's midnight. I'm tired. My kids are asleep. And I'm up making this thing. WHY?Why do we do this to ourselves?! - - - - - -I know why I do it, but tell me why you do!Were you up late making stuff for yourself or for your kids? Share your reasoning and thoughts on being a creative Halloweener in the comments below. Be sure to include a photo or two of what you were making!

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Coming out of the closet

Hi, my name is jake, and I am openly bisexual, and I was just thinking, there should be an instructable on "coming out of the closet" because that is a serious issue that is difficult to address, so, does anyone have any ideas?

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I have my XBOX live and i forget the parental code,what i should do?

Hello Everybody My name is jadoo and i have a XBOX live,so i have put a parental on it, so now i forget the code parental,i'd like someone help how to enter in the parental Code. Thanks

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How can I convince my parents to get a Wii?

Ok, so I want a wii. Parents won't let me get one. HELP!!!

Question by Mermaids_R_Real   |  last reply


Teachers, parents, educators: Where do you stumble?

Hello Instructables! I currently run a small business in which company teachers travel to local elementary schools and teach project based engineering. For us, it's second nature. But I recently learned that it's not always so easy to implement project-based learning in the home or at school. What are you challenges in this arena? Is it getting the right materials? Finding good instruction? Making something scalable to a 30-student classroom? Let me know so I can learn how to better help the community :) Lance

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How can I convince my parents to let me buy an airsoft gun? Answered

OK, so I've been wanting to buy the KART M14 EBR, [ $179.99, I think ], but my parents WILL NOT LET ME! I have ample backyard space. Any ideas on how to convince my parents to let me buy it, [any airsoft gun]?

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Is it possible for someone to have a Ukranian accent but was born in the USA and lived with Ukranian speaking parents?

This person says he was born in Utah.  He has a decent Ukranian accent.  He lived with parents that were Ukranian speaking in Wisconsin all his life.

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How do I sneak coke?

I need to get some more cola, but my parents wont let me. I stay at home a lot unless im at school, but i need a way to go buy some cola without my parents getting suspicious

Question by Spidey123456   |  last reply


My parents have a ton of Christmas lights! What should I do with them? Answered

Went exploring in my parent's crawl space digging for Christmas decorations. They have a pre-lighted tree, and only ever use the same lights outside. I've found a bunch of working christmas lights ranging from multi-colored, to those giant bulbs. Any ideas on what I could do with them besides just tossing them all away?

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Recommend any soldering kits for kids, ages 9-12?

I volunteer for Sonoma County 4-H and want to do electronic kits for our kids, ages 9-12. Please recommend any electronic kits that kids of that age may do (with parents help) and would be fun to use. For example, the Simon kit from Sparkfun is a great project for kids, whth some help from parents. 

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Where to buy Knex

I live in Croatia, Europe. does anybody know where to buy knex ,but not over the internet, my parents (bolive it or not) don't have credit card.

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Where to buy Knex

I live in Croatia, Europe. does anybody know where to buy knex ,but not over the internet, my parents (bolive it or not) don't have credit card.

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resources

Hi, i would just like to say that i have great difficulty getting resources for instructables, this is probably because i'm only 13 and live in the u.k. I have a small town near me but i barely ever go in, almost always with my parents (partly because i can't be bothered to go on my own). Hopefully i might get a debit card soon but even then im worried about bank statements my parents might look at.

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Where to buy Knex

I live in Croatia, Europe. Does anybody know where to buy knex? Not over internet. My parents (bolive it or not) don't have credit card. Thanks.

Topic by Dantex   |  last reply


Did I miss anything?

Well, I got in trouble with my parents, and I probably won't be on the computer for a few days. Though just 1 1/2 days passed, did I miss anything good?

Topic by GorillazMiko   |  last reply


Holidays again

Right, I'm off again to tomorrow, a week at my parents. I may be online while I'm gone, but in the meantime, don't forget your homework - giving me ideas for an umbrella Make, and sourcing LEDs for me.I'll be back in a week (somebody tell Royalestel).

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How long does it take for a child from a western country to pay for the expense of their up bringing?

Just assume that the child is not forced to pay their parents for their upbringing. In other words I want to know when the accumulated expenses equals their income earned from their job.

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Will you miss me?

OK, I'm off.Time to pack the car, off to my parents' for just over a week.I'll be online occasionally, but nowhere near as much as at the moment.Behave yourselves while I'm away.Don't forget to vote wisely in the Pocket Sized contest, and good luck in whatever the new contest is.

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Mobility Aid Donation for Haiti

ICons in Medicine, under the auspices of its parent company the Center for International Rehabilitation, is seeking donations of Mobility Aids to support ongoing rehabilitation relief efforts in Haiti. Please see http://www.iconsinmed.org or http://www.cirnetwork.org to learn more

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questions about homeschooling

1. Where do I find curriculum? There are several options for finding a homeschool curriculum. One of the best ways to find out about what curricula are available is to ask other homeschooling families. Each will have their own favorite curriculum or combination of different curricula. Some families go to homeschool conventions where curriculum vendors present the best of their wares. Other families search the internet for all or parts of their instructional material. In states where a free, online public education is offered, the department of education might even provide books, materials, even use of a computer. Libraries are a great source of educational material, especially where literature and history are concerned.  For early elementary students there are many sources for basic math, spelling, and penmanship worksheets that can be printed from the internet.  Don’t forget to include educational games as part of the curriculum for everything from multiplication tables to spelling and keyboarding games. 2. What if I can’t teach a subject? Not every parent will feel comfortable teaching every subject.  While most parents will feel comfortable teaching the basics to younger students, when it comes to advanced composition, calculus, or chemistry many parents feel like they are not qualified to teach their students. Other courses such as foreign languages or music instruction often require more teaching than a parent might feel comfortable with.  The answer to this dilemma is to out-source.  Check with local homeschool support groups to see if a co-op offers group classes.  Check with the library to see if they offer courses.  Many times college students earn money through tutoring so check with your closest college or university to see if tutors are available.  Often checking with fellow homeschoolers will show a need and you might join with other families to fund a course.  There are always people who are willing to pass on their knowledge, some for free, some for a fee.  Ask around! More questions about homeschooling: http://fashfish.blog.edu.cn/home.php?mod=space&uid;=5445763&do;=blog&id;=633767

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How to resize Halo armor?

OK, I need to resize my Halo Armor (Link-https://www.instructables.com/id/Build_Halo_Armor/) to my size. I would have asked the 405th but the parental controls won't let me, and my mom wont either. Any suggestions?Note- got mah templates here-http://halocostuming.wikia.com/wiki/Pepakura_File_Index#Mjolnir_Mark_VI

Question by GearsOfAwesome   |  last reply


Driving Stories

I got my permit a couple of days ago. Driving just feels right. Any of you new drivers? Got any white knucked parents screaming WE'RE GONNA DIE! digging their fingernails into the dashboard yet? Do any of the rest of you have good stories of back-in-the-day driving or now? Funniest thing a cop has said?

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll   |  last reply


is there a way to produce a subwoofer kind of effect from my old pc speakers..how can i modify it?

I have a small set pc speakers thats and parents wont allow me to buy 5.1 subwoofer.......i hate it when my speakers dont give out the bass effect of a song ... is there anything i can do ..plz suggest .

Question by anandenayak   |  last reply


Will pseudo-surgery hurt if I'm asleep? Will I wake up in the process? *UPDATE* The surgery was a success! I added pics, come take a look!

So, tonight my parents are gonna remove a piece of glass that's been lodged in my foot for four years. How I got that piece of glass stuck in there was because I kicked open a glass bookshelf four years ago, when I'm still at the age of ten. I managed to live with it, but just now the piece of glass suddenly emerged from my skin. I tried removing it, but dang that was painful. So my parents decided to remove it when I'm asleep. Now, the question is, will it hurt at all? Will I wake up from the shock? Thanks in advance for answering.*UPDATE* The operation was a success! I added pics, come take a look! Thanks again for those who have helped me out by commenting and giving me advice!

Topic by Camisado   |  last reply


When do humans develop abstract reasoning?

This is a great demonstration of abstract reasoning, and the lack thereof in small children. Apparently kids will (almost) always fail this test up to age 4, and almost always pass after age 7. The magic transitional age varies, of course.Parents and siblings, this should give some great hints on how to seem "fair" while still short-changing your child. ;)

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Mr.Common sense lost

No common sense these days, eh? London Times Obituary of the late Mr. Common Sense 'Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Knowing when to come in out of the rain; why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn't always fair; and maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition. Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an Elastoplast to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion. Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

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Instructables Superfan!!!

Wow...Just... wow.Eric Nguyen, Interaction Engineer for Instructables...Eric earned his BS in Computer Science at Harvard and has been building UI toolkits for the web ever since. Eric loves community-building, loud music, and industrial design...He... just... wrote this article. Well, not just now. Before. I found it on Google when I typed in GorillazMiko.But wow, just click the link and read the article, it meant so much to me.Here's some:Instructables user GorillazMiko is.. I don't know what to say. He's awesome. He's on the site almost all the time, reporting bugs, putting encouraging comments on every new Instructable that gets posted (that can be up to a hundred, some days), and making cool ones, himself.He does all this, and he's 13 years old. He's trying to get his parents to bring him to the office, the next time they have a family vacation in San Francisco. His parents must be a little confused as to why their son wants to visit some company while they're on vacation.

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Help! I would really like to go somewhere over my 5 day break but the play and all costs are going to be about $350. Answered

I need help I would really like to go somewhere over my 5 day weekend break but the play and all costs are going to be about $350(parents may pay the other half). How could I go about making this much, in less then a month.

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math/school help

I need some help in school. today, we had an exam. our teacher did a very bad job explaining the subject matter, and i could barley hear her over everyone talking. the manual i have for math did not explain anything either. anyhow, i probably didnt do too well on the exam.what should i tell my parents? they have a hard time believing that the teacher is at fault too. any help?

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Kid wins $10k for K'NEX rollercoaster

Ian Culhane won $10,000 for designing a 7-foot-tall toy roller coaster. Not bad for a 10-year-old."It's money for college," the aspiring engineer from Olympia, Wash., said Thursday about the savings bond.Ian's creation was on display at the Toys "R" Us store in Times Square, where he accepted the prize from the president of K'NEX Brands, a building toy company in Hatfield, Pa.The boy, who first started playing with building sets when he was 4, was one of thousands of children ages 6 to 12 who entered the annual contest.Ian began the project last summer, using 6,000 plastic parts from his collection of 15,000 to assemble the roller coaster, which runs through the body of a dragon.Two months ago, his parents packed it up and shipped it off for the contest. Just recently, his parents told him he won."It was like, whoa! Huh? I didn't think I'd win, 'cause there were so many other good ones," he said.A panel of judges comprised of K'NEX employees selected semifinalists based on the creativity, uniqueness and detail of the projects. It had to be made exclusively from K'NEX parts.An online vote determined 10 winners and Joel Glickman, an inventor with the toy company, chose Ian as the grand prize winner. The nine others each won $1,000 savings bonds.In New York for the first time, Ian, his 14-year-old sister and their parents stayed at a hotel he called "pretty fancy for us. We always stay at a Motel 6."While he was disappointed he couldn't spend any of the prize money, his father, a hydrogeologist, gave him $100 to spend at a toy store.What will he buy? More plastic building parts.link

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Which Guitar Should I get?/

I'm getting a guitar as my Christmas gift from my parents, and i'm a beginner, so i have no idea what is good or bad. I need some one to tell what brands are good, and what I should get. I just want this guitar for fun, I'm not like starting a band. Also, I'm kinda short.

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HOOOOOORRRRAYYYYYYY! (I'M IN!)

OH MY MUFFINS!I'M IN!!!!!!!When I first found out, I was flipping out inside! I told my parents and they went nuts.... I can't believe that I got it. This is literally a dream come true!I've dreamed about going to MIT for oh... *counts* six years now, and my dream has finally (almost!) come true! Holy cow..... Is this real life?Just to make sure:Could this be the truth?Did MIT accept me?Hooray! It is true!

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Getting printed lines on paper(8.5x11) that go to the edge? Answered

Well i have been making paper craft recently and i need a lot of small rectangles and i fold then cut them but sometimes the cut is off and it is no good i could get a table scissor thingy that can cut a lot at the same time but my parents think i would chop my finger off with it... Instead of folding and cutting it there a way i can print out preset lines?

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How to make a search recpie by ingradant thing? Answered

I have no knowledge of this kind of stuff. however, I can use the computer very well, except for scripting + Html. i'm not using it for recipies. whoever helps me can possibbly work remotly together. scince i'm 13, you won't get paid, but it'll be fun! (if your 13 too or close 2 that, and my parents allow, we could work together, face2face.)

Question by milkywaybar   |  last reply


Light project for a new room.

Hi everyone.My parents recently bought a new house and it turns out one of the rooms has no lamp connections whatsoever(Everything is ok, there just isn't any wires for the light bulbs).Because of multiple reasons we can't call an expert over so the job falls on me.I have experience in electronics but I'm afraid to try adding a route like the one that should be there so I'm searching for something safer :).All ideas are welcome :)

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DIVORCE GOOD OR BAD

My paRents recently got a divorce and well custody is like ping pong hey mom ping hey dad pong ( u get the point) but they never see the kids point of view ( kids aren't aloud to play ping pong )cause they are the ball but what your point of view would u be ok leaving someone u promised to love in sickness and in health and cause some serious trama for your kids or do u think thats ok ..................................................GOOD OR BAD u decide .

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entertain a toddler? Answered

 I want to make a gift for my twin nephews that are coming down for the holidays.They are approx. a yr. and a 1/2 old twin boys of parents that are obsessed with health and DIY. I have a small budget..... like 10 dollars is on the expensive side.However I have a lot of things and art supplies to use and recycle.I need to know about what  their age group likes, and where they are mentally. Any project ideas knowledge or advice?I was thinking something like a game that brings the family together to play.

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I was wondering if you could tell me a couple of good brands of reasonable priced electric drum sets.

I'm just starting out playing so i don't need a pro series or anything. and I only think that i need electric, because my parents are all for my being able to play quietly if not silent. (kind ironic don't you think?) but if there is another way to make acoustic set be quiet then tell me please.thanks.

Question by frannyloo   |  last reply


B&D Workmate 825 any good? Answered

I want a folding workbench for my birthday from my parents, I don't have enough room at uni for a proper workbench so this will have to do until I get my own house. I've read some reviews of workbenches available at the moment and a lot get rubbish reviews. The better of them are the B&D; WM825, though even that has mixed reviews. Does anyone have any advice on which to get or can recommend a different brand? I'm looking for one for less than £70.

Question by Jayefuu   |  last reply


Soundproof Theater

After playing Super Smash Brothers Brawl at a party in a sound proof room on a projection screen, I've been trying to convince my parents to do the same to one of our unused rooms. Build a "teenage hangout". It will be very hard to convince them to do this, the lower the cost, the better. Is there any cheap tricks do doing this (and still look nice)? Memory foam on the walls? Obviously the screen itself will take the most convincing, but if that fails I'll use our 60in TV (three years of begging at it's finest :D ). I might even make it into an Instructable.

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll   |  last reply


Soundproofing?

How could I sound proof my room? Particularly against the "bass" end of the spectrum? I know you can use foam panels that are cheap enough but would they also help absorb the bass too? I'm getting tired of my parents yelling at me whenever I play music. I don't nessesarily play it loud, but with my subwoofer on, it goes low enough to rattle through the whole house even at low levels. I'd like to make this a competition, the best idea I will pick out and do to my room, I may even think of a prize.

Topic by Punkguyta   |  last reply


Using Instructables with your students?

Hey Instructables! I'm working this summer at Instructables on how we can better connect with and serve educators - this could be anyone from a homeschool instructor to a middle school teacher to a scout leader to a parent looking for an educational activity with their kid.  I'm curious - has anyone had success using Instructables as a learning tool with their students, particularly on having kids write their own Instructables in order to document projects they completed?  On the flipside, what's hard about using Instructables with young people?  Would love to hear any thoughts. MikeCicc

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Computer *LAG-O-RAMA* Fest

'Sup. So I have a cheap crappy computer, (even i realize it) and on most games it should work smooth; but it lags. VERY often. But it lags on every game similarly: It would work smooth for about 10 seconds, and then it would be like playing a playstation game on a windows 98. Over and over again. It lags on most the games i have: Battlefield 3, just cause 2, saints row 3, mafia 2, even on gta san andreas. This is very annoying and my parents are alittle stingy on money. H3LP M3 PL34ZE??

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