What I always tell young people is that you’re going to have conflicts with people and there are going to be times when people abuse their power. Part of growing is navigating that and how to handle. Sometimes you’re going to want to handle it on your own and other times you’re going to need an adult to be involved. The reason I’m saying this is at times parents are involved way too much. If you rush in and get involved you’re not empowering your child to go through the messy experience because if you go in there and freak out your child is way less likely to go to their parents again

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