Hi Dr. Laura,
I had an amazing moment with my 11 year old daughter yesterday. She was repeatedly asking to see a movie my husband and I did not want her to see. She was upset and angry with us... Then an hour later, she came to me and said, "Mom, I'm sorry I was upset. Thanks for not letting me see certain movies even though I really want to see them. I know you're protecting me and I appreciate it."
Oh my word. I thought I would faint on the spot. I couldn't believe she was verbalizing these thoughts. It was a very happy parenting moment in our house!!
Merry Christmas to you and your family and "peeps"! (Tell Efim his segues are outstanding!)
A happy mommy :)