The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on March 29, 1998 · Page 162
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 162

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, March 29, 1998
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I would try to be there for my children, so that they would be able to WISH YCJ API A PARENT, IViiATI'MYCU DODifFEErmy? Many readers sent interesting responses to this question. Here are excerpts: come and talk to me, no matter what. Ml WW i.n..i.nin I h I . fcl Maybe if they trust me, they will tell 1iv-3 fcgcy tvsryfcry, sa&s taws wtft itb&s me the bad stuff and the good stuff too. And they will always feel safe, no matter what is going on around First of all, I will never dress like a mother! Andrea Twedt, 18, Richmond, Va. I would not yell at my kids when I got home from work. It gets very old when your mom or dad comes home and starts pressuring you to do your chores, homework, etc. You ask them what's the matter, and they say, "I have had a bad day at work." I am sorry, but that is no excuse to yell at your child. It's not like the child didn't have a hard day at school. Allison BaJlos, 15, Richmond, Va, them. First, I am always going to be there for my kids, so they know who their father is. That's important to me, as I didn't know And maybe they would feel good about themselves, and other people Danielle Aguino, 12, of Abuquerque, DO YOUR PARENTS FIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU? AND HOW DO YOU HANDLE ITT Write Lynn Mnton, Box 5103, Grand Central Station, New York, N.V. K)t63-51oa Please include daytime phone number. Personal replies regrettably are not possible. Gerry could not talk them into doing some my dad that good. thing they didn't want to do or some thing that is wrong. Secondly, I'm going to discipline my kids with love. And I will make them get a better education. Deanne Rice, 18, Lenoir City, Tenn. so they won't have to struggle like my family Out of everything my par struggles. 5f5 ... ents have done right, there are Gerry Grinde, 17, Las Crucet, KM Most of all, I Elizabeth two things I will definitely will never, ever 4, do differendy: I will nev hold a bra up to my daughter er allow my children to worry whether or not we have enough money to and say, so Kara everyone in the store can hear, "I think pay the bills. And I will never let my children it's too big for you"! hear me say any mean Kera Speight, 15, Mulvane, Kan. things about their father. no matter how much I I will not make my chil might not like him. Elizabeth Rose Glazener, 18, Oklahoma City, Ok la. dren clean their rooms. But if they can't find something, it'll be their own fault, so I won't help them find it. When I am an adult and have my own daughter. I will tell her Uicole Brown, 14, every day that Amanda she is beautiful. Omaha, Neb. I would do nothing differently. Ever since I was little, my parents have taught me right no matter what. When we go shopping, I will let her choose what she Lew James wants. I will respect her for who she is and re spect her ideas. Also. I will hug her every day, so she knows what it is like to be held. Amanda Andrew, 16, Charlotte, N.C from wrong. Not saying I did right every time, but if I did mess up, it was my fault, not theirs. I look up to my parents. Used to be I didn't pay any attention to what they s?id. Now that I've thought about it, I feel really privileged to have two people who love me as much as they do. Jan w Lyra SmaJen, 18, Loudon, Tenn. SEE OUR HOOP STARS Watch for PAR ADC 1 1998 Alt-America High School Boy Bjuketbull Team, airing on the Foa Sports Net from March 31 to April 5. Check your TV listings. .1 -j2&

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