12 yr old daughter wanting to not be so boring any more

Lea - posted on 05/24/2017 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have a 12 yr old daughter who calls me up and says mom I am tired of just being boring and safe. Everyone is talking about the world ending and I don't want my life to be boring. I want to do something stupid something exciting. I want to get hurt or get dirty. How or what is something I can do with her to make her feel like she is not waisting her life away?

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Bella - posted on 05/27/2017

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As parents we have the huge responsibility of guiding our children as they grow but we also know the world that we live in also impact them in their growth. You asked a question at the end of your posting, how or what you can do to help your daughter to make her feel she’s not wasting her life. I think helping our children to be outward looking and see the bigger picture of the world we live in is a good place to start. A suggestion you can consider is for you to look for organisations that involve children in helping with social issues in their community. Do you have maybe in your area an organisation that feeds the homeless, visit people in the hospital and nursing homes or even a summer program that takes children to developing countries with their parents to help build schools and dig wells. If you think the last suggestion is too much for a 12 year old, remember she said she wanted to get dirty. Looking for ways and activities to help her see and realize that she can make a difference in the lives of others will help her to see that her life can count for something. I encourage you not to ignore her feelings but look for ways to help her invest herself in positive exciting activities. Wish you and your daughter all the best.

Julie - posted on 05/26/2017

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My son is 14 years old he called me and said mom he stops breathing and he shakes what is that

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