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Being a teenager

Two biggies. Driving in the car, Isabella told us that she hated a song and named the group — correctly. Of course, the radio dial was changed immediately until she found an acceptable song. And then she sang along, knowing every word. Okay, she was completely off pitch and her words weren’t perfectly synced with the radio. Who cares! She memorized all the words. This has positive implications for school and learning.

Later, at PF Chang’s, where we go for the gluten-free menu, she was cold. She politely asked the waitress to close the take-out door because she was chilly. Speaking up and advocating for yourself — a very important trait. So many people take advantage of children’s shyness or social akwardness. Once a child has success by bringing herself to the forefront, she will elevate her worth. And, parenting is all about goving children self confidence.

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