High School Blues: I Need My Daughter More Than She Needs Me Now

by Jennifer Fidlon-Bugat
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What she does need from me is space: Space to leave childhood behind as she gradually enters the realm of adulthood. Space to make her own mistakes and learn from them. Space to define herself. Space to discover her passions. And space to know when to ask for help.

She’s only 14. She will need me again and when she does, I’ll be waiting for her with open arms.

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