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friendship blackmail

“I won’t be your friend anymore!” I heard that shouted through my office window from some girls playing with my 8yo. I didn’t hear what the little girl wanted but I’d heard enough of the fight to know that this child was already used to emotional games to get her way. Part of me said [...]

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come-to-jesus talks

I had what I like to call a come-to-Jesus talk with Nathaniel. 14 is such a rough age. Hormones pulling you in one direction. Family pulling you in another. Friends pulling you in so many ways you feel a little dizzy. It’s so easy to let him slide when I see him making jackass choices. [...]

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