Just some random thoughts I thought I'd share from many years of observation while working in a doctor's office.
I am always observing in the office how interesting it is to me to watch when a parent comes in with their teenager for their doctor's appointment.
I have noticed different parenting lifestyles that they choose to use.
Some come to the window with their teenager and make them check in.
What's your name? What's your date of birth? What kind of insurance do you have?
Some teenagers look scared to death, and some smile and can answer all the questions themselves. Some parents interrupt their teenagers even though they know the answers.
It's fascinating to witness.
Then you have the parent who goes and sits down, with a waiting room full of people the teenager shouts out to whoever brought them to their appointment.
"Hey, mom!" or "Hey dad!"
"What is this or that?"
The parent responds by shouting right back at their son or daughter.
You can sure tell the lazy parents, and the ones trying to help to educate them to become functioning adults, preparing them for the future.
The ones who have attitudes and their teenagers mimic them.
You have the ones that try to embarrass their teenager and think it's funny.
You also see kind and gentle people so happy and jolly.
Just like in life you never know what you're going to get, but you do get to choose how you are going to parent, everything and anything is on the table.
It is up to you to make the choices that will best benefit your teenagers to become thriving, flourishing, developing, prosperous, attentive, inquisitive, analytical, intuitive, and free-thinking.
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