We tried to go on a family walk today. You know how it is. Your dad, your brother, and the two of us.
For some reason this year as school began I was much more aware of how quickly my kids are growing up. Time is moving quickly and Lily especially is beginning to ride that fine line between my little girl and all grown up. Watching the MTV music awards and reading this brilliant post have started to make me think about the kind of teenage girls I want mine to be.
I am sure raising girls has been difficult for a long time. But, is it just me, or is this an exceptionally hard time to be raising girls. I fear even letting them leave the house because the second they do they are assaulted by images that are so opposite to who I hope for them to be.
So here are the things I desperately want them to know in the not so distant future. Everyone is NOT doing it: I am not your friend: Someday I hope we get to the point in our relationship where we are friends.
But right now is not that time. I am your mom. You are super smart girls. Rock your smart girl self. Oh and while we are at it, science and math are not for boys.
If you want to be a mathelete, your mama will be in the front row cheering you on. Thank goodness for Princess Kate bringing classy back. Dressing covered up and with class needs to be trendy again.
Showing boys all your stuff in clothes that reveal far too much is not going to attract the kind of boys you want to attract. Cover yourself up appropriately.
Marry someone like your daddy: While we are on the subject of boys, marry someone who cherishes and respects you. Marry someone who brings out your very best.
And watch how that boy treats his mother and his waiter. They both say volumes about what kind of person he is. There is no such thing as casual sex: I know the world would love you to believe that sex is harmless and silly and can be enjoyed without strings attached.
There is a reason God designed sex for marriage. I know many people who have a lot of regret about their sexual past. Teenage friendships can be brutal.
Girls can be horribly mean. When you are way out of high school you might not remember all the girls who were mean to you although unfortunately you mightbut you will most likely remember the girl who rose above it all and treated people with kindness. So how can I promise you that you are beautiful?
Because I know the One that made you and I know you are made in his image. Work on looking like Him on the inside and you will be gorgeous on the outside. I wish I could keep you sheltered from the hard stuff.
I wish I could take away your pain. The hard stuff is what will grow you and shape you and make you into an amazing adult. I will listen and hold you hand and wipe your tears although I refer you back to 2.
But I will hopefully guide you back to the One who knows you best.The American Girl: Princess to Promiscuous Why Our Daughters Are Having Sex. A furious stepfather has refused to let his year-old stepdaughter finish her homework after she was asked to write a letter to her family about becoming a Muslim.
Mark McLachlan, 43, from. I am profoundly reluctant to write this letter because I know there are those it will wound deeply. But I have also come to the conviction that I can no longer hide the .
Sean, I appreciated this letter too as the white father of a 21 year old black daughter and a 17 year old black son. Please don’t think you have time to figure this out later. Most often, court appointed attorneys in Juvenile Court simply guide the parents through the hearings and advise them to sign a plea or stipulation of some kind, which implicates them as being guilty.
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