I'm grateful that my 14 y/o doesn't let a kneejerk reaction keep him from what he'd actually like to do. Kneejerk reaction - "My mom made do the Coming of Age program and I'm never ever going back once I'm done!!" Today when I asked if he wanted to register for the Youth Group this year and he said "Grab me a form and I'll fill it out." Heh. I'm happy he'll at least be socializing once a week with kids I consider to be pretty damn decent.