Both parents and children can be guilty of escalating matters unnecessarily as they argue their side, those parents who can fore go getting angry and shouting will be more successful at getting their point across and guiding their children into compliance. A raised voice and a threatening stance do nothing to enhance a parent/child relationship that may already be very fragile. Continue reading
Why should teens be judged for wanting to feel better about themselves? There are enough other little things that tend to set us off, anyway! Would wearing a little mascara turn her into a murderer? What crime does she commit by adding a little bit of blue over her eye? Will she get a DUI because she has some sheer lip gloss on? Continue reading
When I first heard the words from my daughter “I want to wear makeup” my gut reaction was “you don’t need it” and “you are too young”.
I did not want to talk about it with my daughter because that meant she was getting older. Now you may ask, “what does that have to do with makeup?” Continue reading
At times, I like being titled as a gifted kid, but then other times I don’t like it at all because I feel any mistake I make is SO big that it makes me feel a failure. People might not actually say I need to be perfect, but sometimes their reactions make it feel that way. Continue reading