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    What's up players? Parents, How did children change you?

    Mods can saloon this if necessary; I'm asking mostly in terms of gambling (sharp or otherwise). How did having children change you?

    I had my first ultrasound yesterday and I'm having a bit of an issue continuing to bet (I'm a losing bettor). I usually lose and I'm thinking twice about continuing to lose now that Lil JayLa is on the way...those 50 bucks I'm losing could be spent on diapers...

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    Kids are an incredible blessing. My son has made everything in my life better. Enjoy all the moments. It goes by very quickly

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    Itís mostly over pal. I do bet on my kids youth sport league games though.

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    Kids come first, obviously. Step away and buy the diapers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjsuax13 View Post
    Itís mostly over pal. I do bet on my kids youth sport league games though.
    LOL Shit, that's a sharp bet. We know Johnny was sick last night at the sleepover right?

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    Anyone with kids have zero business gambling
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    could of put my kid through a top uni with the amount im down this year.


    If yiur a degen and still need to gamble with the little free time you have make sure you set limits and not break thise limits for anything.

    There are lots of financial responsibilities beyond diapers and food that come up fast. So make sure your saving

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggie12 View Post
    could of put my kid through a top uni with the amount im down this year.


    If yiur a degen and still need to gamble with the little free time you have make sure you set limits and not break thise limits for anything.

    There are lots of financial responsibilities beyond diapers and food that come up fast. So make sure your saving
    Real shit biggie. Thank you .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegades View Post
    Kids are an incredible blessing. My son has made everything in my life better. Enjoy all the moments. It goes by very quickly
    Trying to work through my issues before this blessing pops out. I keep hearing it goes quickly. Thank you

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    Itís a ton of work man. You need to set limits and stick to it. I donít have the time so I drop into SBR to hear about the degen misery, The days of watching games with friends, spending time capping, betting a ton, etcÖ out the window.

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    Put in your head you canít win or you doomed

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Put in your head you canít win or you doomed
    JJ, you have led us down this road to ruin.

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    Congrats Jayla. Above all else, make she you you teach him or her the importance of good bankroll management.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayLA View Post
    Mods can saloon this if necessary; I'm asking mostly in terms of gambling (sharp or otherwise). How did having children change you?

    I had my first ultrasound yesterday and I'm having a bit of an issue continuing to bet (I'm a losing bettor). I usually lose and I'm thinking twice about continuing to lose now that Lil JayLa is on the way...those 50 bucks I'm losing could be spent on diapers...
    Learn to make better bets. You owe it to your child(ren).

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    You can win but not if you are consumed with gambling

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2bets View Post
    Learn to make better bets. You owe it to your child(ren).
    we make bets everyday...i'm not that bad at those. I just sport bet on the dodgers and yankees LOL . i hear you though.
    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    You can win but not if you are consumed with gambling
    I'm totally not bro. Gambling to me is a joke



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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxx View Post
    Congrats Jayla. Above all else, make she you you teach him or her the importance of good bankroll management.
    great advice! my mom and my wife (both great with money management) agree.

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    Itís not about the money man. You are only a fool and disgrace if you lose money and canít provide for your kids. That being said with the money you can spare if all your time and attention is going to betting sports thatís more damaging then anything. Kids grow up fast man. And when itís gone itís gone. I still gamble, yes but I wake up early on Saturday place some bets and thatís it. Spend the rest of the day with my kids. Yah I check scores here and there but it does not consume me to the point Iím ignoring them and watching games all day. If you want to gamble gamble but your family needs to come first man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    You can win but not if you are consumed with gambling
    Disagree. I win by being consumed/obsessed with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2bets View Post
    Disagree. I win by being consumed/obsessed with it.
    Yes that's the actual ONLY way to win but you are losing out on the family. You lose that way.

    I can make money other ways as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pilebuck13 View Post
    It’s not about the money man. You are only a fool and disgrace if you lose money and can’t provide for your kids. That being said with the money you can spare if all your time and attention is going to betting sports that’s more damaging then anything. Kids grow up fast man. And when it’s gone it’s gone. I still gamble, yes but I wake up early on Saturday place some bets and that’s it. Spend the rest of the day with my kids. Yah I check scores here and there but it does not consume me to the point I’m ignoring them and watching games all day. If you want to gamble gamble but your family needs to come first man.
    Thanks brother. I hear you loud and clear, thanks for that. I'm not one to throw non disposable income away

    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    Yes that's the actual ONLY way to win but you are losing out on the family. You lose that way.

    I can make money other ways as well.
    no wonder i suck at this. LOL thankfully I've never had an issue making a dollar.

    interesting messages from the fellas. I hope everyone can learn a few things here and there from the thread. cheers

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    I teach my kids about gambling, implied odds, fading the public, math, etc. Shit my son's math teacher had a survivor pool this year for the kids. My boy was angle shooting his dumb friends in third grade. I had to tell him to be more fair when he set lines.
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    It's like any other habit/vice/release/drug - control it. I suppose that's even more important once you've got things like diapers and baby food to buy but not really. If you spend a few bucks on gambling or beer or cocaine or hookers or whatever it's fine (well maybe not the hookers with the baby-mama and all) as long as you meet your other obligations. Life isn't about eliminating all the bad things. It's about keeping them from disrupting the things that are most important. At the ripe old age of 50 I can report I'm mostly on top of it. I get close to screwing up at times but have enough safety checks in place to prevent it. Sports betting is fun for sure but I really don't spend enough time to research and have a prayer at being successful so I bet small. $10 parlays, $20 single event.... maybe $25 if I really think I've got an angle. I've found there's no difference in emotions with a $10 bet as $100 while watching. The $100 bet just hurts a lot more when I lose. Do the bad things in moderation and for fun. Congrats on the baby... it's the best thing ever. I've got 4 so I've been there (was happy with 1 and being divorced from crazy lady, met the too hot to pass on second wife and had another... okay, things are good. She talked me into one more and we had TWINS!! - that was 12 years ago and I'm still recovering... LOL - and luckily she's still hot).
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    it was a good run JayLA

    kids ruin everything ask tom brady

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    Congratulations Jay.

    Sounds like you have things in perceptive.

    How did children change you?

    They made my wife and I realize that we created something that needs us to survive and have a chance to flourish.

    It is a responsibility. That's what you are already feeling.

    It's all part of the circle of life Jay.

    Enjoy every minute of them.

    Every phase seems to go by in a blink.

    Best of luck sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manny24 View Post
    it was a good run JayLA

    kids ruin everything ask tom brady
    HA! Tom needs to find a 24 year old model to straighten it out.

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    Kids start asking for money at age 5 and then it never stops.

    I'm the penetrating BkofAma, don't you know?

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    Kids put a tremendous strain on the marriage. It doesnít tighten it long term the opposite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Kids put a tremendous strain on the marriage. It doesn’t tighten it long term the opposite.
    how would you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by str View Post
    Congratulations Jay.

    Sounds like you have things in perceptive.

    How did children change you?

    They made my wife and I realize that we created something that needs us to survive and have a chance to flourish.

    It is a responsibility. That's what you are already feeling.

    It's all part of the circle of life Jay.

    Enjoy every minute of them.

    Every phase seems to go by in a blink.

    Best of luck sir.
    perfect post

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