Just Wait Until your Young Daughters Become Difficult Teenagers
This comes from a discussion we had last night.
Daughters are great when they are little, but just wait until they are teenagers.
I have a huge problem with this. Mainly, because it ingrains a belief set that raising teenage daughters WILL be difficult. The more parents believe this, and anticipate the challenge, the more likely it is to come true.
I choose to believe that raising teenage daughters will be a joy. I have no fear of moods, sex, or difficult teens. I'm also not naive. I've seen very closely the joys of raising children as well as the intense sadness of a troubled child. And. I won't disagree that having a child with severe problems is devastating for parents. If we are faced with these problems we must do our best as parents. But, I don't think that's the norm.
I'm a strong believer in a positive outlook and setting expectations that our teenage daughters will be good people with sound morals, and that we will enjoy spending time with them throughout their life.