Andrei Freeman (lordandrei) wrote,
Andrei Freeman
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I realize I'm not a parent... yet.

I just read an article that impressed me. It's from Netscape's Healthy Kids section.

Now, I've gotten to the point where anything that looks like it might be sold at the checkout line in a super market is something that translates in my brain to "Fluff."

Cosmo, People, and even Time. It's just stuff to fill up your brain with impression rather than anything of value. (And I know I'm going to get flack for daring to call "Time" 'fluff')

So, Heathy Parenting magazines... I am kind of wary. Everyone who's ever been a parent has given me that , "Oh, yeah... Go read the magazines.. Sure.. that'll help" line that drips with so much sarcasm that I have to wear hip waders.

That being noted... The article was on the 10 things your teenage daughter doesn't tell you. the article impressed me because to be honest, it handled the teenage mind very much in the manner that I remember mine working.

The article made me actually feel good because I have mentally tried to transcend the gut reaction to many of the points brought up by the article. One point talks about how teens want to be (or be with) a celebrity. I was like that as a kid... (Who says I still don't have dreams of people 100 years from now walking on the sidewalk in Hollywood and thinking, "Andrei who?" The writer comments about not dismissing the childs dreams but helping them understand the machine and careers and encouraging their pursuits.

My favourite in the list is "I'm not religious, but I'm spiritual" If that is the worst thing I have to deal with... I'll be very happy.

Again... Good article :) At least in my wholly unexperienced world view.
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