Re: Does your community have a Teen Room?
From: Holly McNutt (holly.mcnuttgmail.com)
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:23:22 -0800 (PST)
Thanks, Patricia. Anyone else care to chime in on this? - Holly

Holly Wilder
Visionary Properties LLC
www.visionaryproperties.vpweb.com
hollywilder23 [at] gmail.com
(303) 517-4180 cell
(303) 447-8204 fax



On Jan 15, 2013, at 11:50 AM, Lautner, Patricia wrote:

> 
> JP Cohousing has a "Rumpus Room".  This room has ping pong, a mini 
> trampoline, games, foosball, darts, a stereo, etc.  It's not called a Teen 
> Room the teens have used it a ton over the years.  They enjoy bringing their 
> friends home to hang out down there (it's in the basement near the laundry) 
> which gives them just enough space away from home to feel independent.  But 
> of course they are in THEIR commonhouse home and we as parents love that 
> they're down there safe and happy.  JPCohousing is in the city of Boston and 
> our apartment units are very small so in particular, the Rumpus Room allows 
> the extra space teens need.
> 
> Teens have special needs that are hard for families alone to meet.   I feel 
> personally that, if the community is truly committed to supporting the family 
> unit as a Common Value, and you have the space, carve some out for the teens. 
>  They NEED it the most.   That being said, lots of the adults play ping pong 
> with the teens in the Rumpus Room.  It's not off limits to the adults.  
> 
> We also have a living room that doesn't have any toys.  It's not off limits 
> to children but it's used primarily as an adult space.  The Rumpus Room is 
> primarily a teen space.  
> 
> Patti
> JPCohousing
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Holly McNutt [mailto:holly.mcnutt [at] gmail.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 1:34 PM
> To: Cohousing-L
> Subject: [C-L]_ Does your community have a Teen Room?
> 
> 
> Nyland used to have on, before I lived here.  Apparently, there were some 
> issues around having a space reserved exclusively for this purpose.  That 
> space is now called The Den and it is used for a variety of recreational 
> purposes, by Nylanders of all ages.  We now have a pretty big crop of 
> teenagers and a couple of parents have thrown out the idea of once again 
> having a Teen Room just for them.  I personally am not in favor of this, but 
> I want to reach out to other communities to see if there is any conventional 
> wisdom on this topic.  Any and all inout welcome. Thanks, Holly
> 
> Holly Wilder
> Visionary Properties LLC
> www.visionaryproperties.vpweb.com
> hollywilder23 [at] gmail.com
> (303) 517-4180 cell
> (303) 447-8204 fax
> 
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