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Miracle Creek


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Young recalls her own relationship with Mary. "This was the quintessential skill of teenage daughters: making you think and say things you regretted even as you were thinking and saying them." Do you agree?

Created: 04/16/20

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davinamw

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Young recalls her own relationship with Mary. "This was the quintessential skill of teenage daughters: making you think and say things you regretted even as you were thinking and saying them." Do you agree?

In thinking about Teresa's confession regarding her attitude toward her daughter, Young commiserates, recalling her own rocky relationship with Mary. "This was the quintessential skill of teenage daughters: making you think and say things you regretted even as you were thinking and saying them." Do you agree? What relationship did your teenage self have with your mother? If you're a parent, what is/was your relationship like with your teenager(s), and has it changed over the years? Do you think teenage girls in general have a more strained relationship with their mothers?


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dorinned

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RE: Young recalls her own relationship with Mary. "This was the quintessential skill of teenage daughters: making you think and say things you regretted even as you were thinking and saying them." Do you agree?

I definitely agree with Young. I recall myself as a teenager when I was sure my mother didn't know anything about anything important. Your attitude changes when you become a mother - even though I didn't have a daughter, I remember well when my son developed an aversion to his parents and when we went out together, he walked either in front or behind us, trying to appear independent and not "with" his parents.


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sylviaann

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RE: Young recalls her own relationship with Mary. "This was the quintessential skill of teenage daughters: making you think and say things you regretted even as you were thinking and saying them." Do you agree?

I agree with Young. I recall myself as a teenager when I was sure my mother didn't know anything so why should I listen or ask her opinion.


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darylb

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RE: Young recalls her own relationship with Mary. "This was the quintessential skill of teenage daughters: making you think and say things you regretted even as you were thinking and saying them." Do you agree?

Yes, I agree with Young. Parenting teenagers is hard!


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LMarilynn

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RE: Young recalls her own relationship with Mary. "This was the quintessential skill of teenage daughters: making you think and say things you regretted even as you were thinking and saying them." Do you agree?

Having raised three beautiful daughters of whom I am so proud I'd say certainly there are days when they are teenagers you would rather forget. I'm 79 and I can say my daughters and I are very close and loving.


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poniesnpearls

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RE: Young recalls her own relationship with Mary. "This was the quintessential skill of teenage daughters: making you think and say things you regretted even as you were thinking and saying them." Do you agree?

I agree that parents and children go through stages of misunderstanding and miscommunication. Sometimes intentional and sometimes not.


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TLVZ721

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RE: Young recalls her own relationship with Mary. "This was the quintessential skill of teenage daughters: making you think and say things you regretted even as you were thinking and saying them." Do you agree?

As the mother of three daughters, I absolutely think there is truth to this statement. And it’s also difficult when dealing with teenagers (or contentious twenty somethings, like two of mine are right now!) remembering how you were as a teenager, what you thought of your own mother’s decisions, and trying to find an appropriate bridge across all of those feelings and stages. As for me, I’m still trying to figure it all out, to make the right decisions, and regularly apologizing to my own mother for the way I acted in the past! ;)


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