reply to post by AuntB
Just an observation, long story short briefly
I was brought up when 'the terrible twos' did not exist...menstruation was a normal
function and you just got on with things...cramp, head aches, moods, just did not exist,
you wore school uniforms and observered school rules. Teens may have been a bit
'stroppy' (but that was put down to transition from child to adult) and not raging
hormones. In fact you were part of the world and not the centre of it!
My two daughters had a daughter each, one of them brought her's up (as above) in much
the same way as she was...and she is now a lovely girl on the thresh hold of adult hood,
her teachers are very fond of her, and her head teacher has told her mother that he is very
impressed by the couple of occassions where she has gone to him and 'discussed'
situations which she has considered unfair, and amicable conclusions have ben reached.
She has raised a large sum of money by herself to give her the opportunity of going
to do charity work in a third world country...and can't wait to start her first job.
The other daughter's daughter was brought up with everything having to be minutely
explained and re explained in detail . And she went through 'the terrible twos,' 'the
traumatic threes,' 'the frazzled fours'...she took two terms to settle into school.
She has time off 'every month' raging hormones...is on meds because she can't cope when
life dosen't revolve around her! She only kept her first job for two weeks - because it was
too much like hard work. She is anti social, moody and has difficulty in mixing (which
her mother attributes to hormones
Hmmm...makes one wonder, Is it nature or the type of nuturing ??
I know what i think...
edit on 18-12-2012 by eletheia because: (no reason given)