My girl reads a lot of articles about anxiety to try to learn more about her own, and when things were really bad two years ago and she felt like hurting herself, she told me. I never even considered that I would have to have this discussion with any of my kids until my son, who is almost 5 years younger than his sister, hit puberty. That is my working theory anyway. I only have three years of anecdotal evidence based on one teenage girl, but so far she has cut all ties with a former friend who manipulated her, and she has left behind acquaintances who did not respect her boundaries or made her feel less of herself. Is the FBI going to be knocking on my door?
Confusion completely swallowed my fear.
My 14-Year-Old Daughter Watched Porn And It Changed Our Lives In Ways I Never Imagined
She looked stunned, which in turn shocked me. I try to show my kids and tell them every day that I love them. How much would a lawyer even cost for something like this? This incident truly felt like our first real test of whether I really meant the words I had been repeatedly telling her all of these years. Is that a siren I hear? My husband and I realized her confessions and experiences were probably not all that different than those we normally hear about regarding teenage boys getting caught in similar situations. I am certain his teenage years will bring their own form of torture and drama for everyone in our home, but if he wakes us up in the middle of the night, freaking out because the FBI is tracking his porn viewing habits.