Originally Posted by Lulu Too
The house is for sale
& we are packing! Have done a 6month live aboard stint with the kids
but are now making it permanent. Will be in San Diego
with 13 &15 year old. We wont be cruising right away as I am not up for home schooling. Kids
will be attending school
in SD. Over the years we have not met a lot of live aboards with teens. Would love input/advice regarding teens living onboard as well as finding other families on board.
Having raised one myself, I would wall off a section of the boat and designate it as "their area." Make sure it has adequate insulation
so the whining about gfs and bffs doesn't annoy you. An overhead hatch
is a good thing as they can shinny themselves in and out. Throw mass quanities of food
and Mountain Dew down the hatch
daily. Tell them the hatch gets locked from the outside every nite at 9. When they turn 20, let them rejoin society and have access to the rest of the boat.
Just my $0.02