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  1. Susan mccann
    October 17, 2012 @ 2:56 am

    It’s never too late for people to change, they just need the right motivation. The problem is working out what that is for them. Have you ever discussed how you feel with her?


  2. Denise
    October 15, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

    It might be too late for my over-indulged 25 year old daughter….spoiled with STUFF from in-laws with no kids and too much money; and not enough chores from a guilt- ridden mother.


    • Patricia Morgan
      October 18, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

      Hi Denise,
      Thank you so much for your honesty and caring for your daughter.
      The short answer is, “no,” it is not too late. As long as we have a strong connection with someone we have influence.
      A message from Paul McLaughlin, a long-time high school teacher and involved father, supports Susan’s suggestion to have a conversation.
      “If it takes a village to raise a child, then we have all failed Amanda. Where were the parents of her tormentors? Why were the hateful posts not monitored? (I still inform my 23 year old – and very independent – daughter which facebook posts I think are inappropriate.) Kids need a moral coach and mentor; otherwise their common experience is one of sarcastic put-downs, with no comprehension or appreciation of the consequences.”


  3. Laverne Bissky
    October 15, 2012 @ 7:09 pm

    This is a definitely a first world problem. One of the most effective ways to combat it is to travel with your kids to the developing world (almost any country in Asia, Africa or South America will do). And no staying at the Hilton. Its a great lesson for the overindulgent parent as well.


    • Patricia Morgan
      October 18, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

      Hi Laverne,
      Thank you for your comment. I know you do this and I congratulate you. And your suggestion just might use some of that “extra” money that some parents (the neighbors, I imagine of the readers here 🙂 tend to spend on designer jeans and other non-essentials.


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