Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Your Teenage Daughter: Belly Button Rings and Tattoos

If you have a teenage daughter, you've probably encountered a whole laundry list of issues that you had never even considered. Living in this day and age is difficult enough as an adult, but kids really have it hard. Peer pressure isn't new and, in reality, it hasn't changed a lot over the years. Instead, the issues facing kids today are different; no less difficult, but not nearly the same as what you may have encountered when you were a kid.

The issue of how to deal with a teenager is a story that has been written millions of times. You can find books, articles and seminars that purport to teach you how to deal with the hormone-filled youngster that is living in your home, but nothing aside from living through it (and subsequently dealing with the issues) is going to help.

Well, that's hard to say, since each child is different. However, suffice it to say that the primary issues will be things that aren't at all different from the things your parents dealt with when you were a kid - attire, constant phone chatter and dating are sure to be on that list. See now, you hadn't even considered belly button rings when you set out on this whole parenting adventure, had you? The most important thing is to remain calm; if you flip out, your daughter is going to run out and get a belly button ring the first chance she gets. In the end, you have to decide how to handle this, but don't say we didn't warn you if you suddenly start considering belly button rings for yourself!

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