As a teenager, I have had fights with my parents, and probably will in the future. It is my teen nature. They will say the wrong thing and so will I. It is a process. And if you’re the first child, it’s not just a process for you, but also a new process for them. But what I have learned is that they do understand, even though most of the time we teens say they don’t. Continue reading
You can call them disagreements, tiffs or discussions, but most of the time they are downright arguments. And why do we have these arguments? It appears to be a natural part of the parent-teen dynamic. It seems no matter how much we try to avoid them, they do happen. 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
What happens then when your child not only succeeds in passing the qualifiers, but exceeds them to a point where the parent is approached by a specialty instructor to ask if your child can be tested for the gifted program. What do you do when it seems your child is able to comprehend ideas and perform tasks more easily and quickly than their peers. Continue reading