Real Deal: Advice 4 Tweens & Moms My daughter is a clever writer.  She’s always coming up with stories, spending hours at her computer writing and editing and then sharing them with me.  Below is an excerpt from a story she composed featuring a fourteen year old girl who writes an advice column with her beautiful, chic, middle aged, psychologist mother.  Where does she find her inspiration!? 

Real Deal: Advice 4 Tweens & Moms

I thought the idea of an advice column from the two points of view was great.  If you have any questions, please write us through the “comments” and we’ll consider responding for a future post. 

Real Deal: Advice 4 Tweens & Moms

Dear Real Deal,
My mom says that I dress like a slut!  But I’m only dressing like the kids in my school.  Whenever I tell her that she only explodes and gives me the “If everyone jumped off a cliff, would you?” speech.  Right now I would, just to get away from her!  What do I do?
Not a Slut!

~Vanessa’s Take~
Dear Not A Slut,
I say that if dressing like a slut, or a little more skimpy than usual, is your style then keep it that way. But if you’re only dressing this way to follow the latest trend at school I say find a better, more comfortable style that fits you! =-)

~Mom’s POV~
Dear NAS,
If I were in your situation I would try to find a compromise with my mother. For example, let’s say you were going to a party. You could agree to dress with less exposure if your mom agreed to let you wear one article of clothing that is more skimpy. As a mom I appreciate the effort it takes to negotiate terms where everyone gets, not everything they want, but at least a chunk of what they want.  I hope this helps. If your mom explodes a lot over things that seems dumb,  no matter how much you try to talk it out, why don’t you share this with your school counselor? They can be really helpful to figure these things out.
Dr. A.

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