Mom, I Am NOT A Snowflake
June 22, 2017
Mom, I Am NOT A Snowflake

Dr. Laura:

My 9-year-old son has struggled with a series of behavior disorders and severe anxiety.  We've worked very hard to get him to what I consider a good place.  My husband thinks I'm being too "soft" on him, thinking I'm babying him or making him a "snowflake."  

This morning, my husband borrowed some money from my son and forgot to tell him.  When my son saw the money was gone, he knew that Dad had probably taken it.  When I asked him if he wanted me to say something to Dad, he calmly turned to me, looked me in the eyes, and said "Mom," I am NOT a snowflake.  This is my money and my problem.  I will deal with it."  

This made my heart soar because I worry constantly that he will struggle as he gets older and is out on his own.  That one statement from him made me see that I am not raising a snowflake but a young man who is capable of handling his own problems most of the time without his mommy.  I hear you often talk about raising a generation of snowflakes. Thank you for helping me raise a man instead.



Posted by Staff at 10:59 AM