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From Me To You: Parenting Tips From Your Daughter


As we settle back into schoolwork, tests and the latest fall trends, I thought about how frequently our parents get left out of the mix. While we juggle meeting their expectations and coming into our own as adults, the stress is often a little too much and we end up selling ourselves short for fear of disappointment or shutting our parents out completely. So parents, here are 3 tips to help you meet us somewhere in the middle.

1. Doctor or Dancer, our dreams are always valid.

Naturally as our parents, you want us to have “stable” jobs. To be financially protected and be able to provide for ourselves. While that's reasonable request, who says we have to sacrifice our passions in exchange for funds, when both are possible? We know that you have our best interest at heart, but thinking we will fail because our lives didn't turn out the way you thought they should is one of the quickest ways to drive a wedge in our relationship.