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Under pressure...

November 19, 2011 - Kristy MacKaben
For probably the past two weeks, Julie had been looking forward to the Thanksgiving lunch at school. Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes and her favorite: stuffing. When the day finally came on Thursday she was so excited that morning and bugged me to put the $1.50 in her backpack before I forgot. But, after school that day, I was greeted by an unsually surly Julie. Finally I got to the bottom of it. She skipped the stuffing. My little girl gave into peer pressure and turned down her favorite side dish. "Mommy, all the kids were saying 'Ewww stuffing. Ewww. Stuffing.' I was afraid if I got stuffing they would make fun of me," Julie finally admitted. I know it's just a scoop of buttery and seasoned bread crumbs, but I really felt sad for her. And, I knew exactly how she felt. I know what it's like to act a certain way or not do something you really want to do because you're too worried about what people will think. I think probably everyone has been through that at some point, but I just didn't expect my kindergartener to worry about that already. Just like every parent, I want so badly for my kids to be independent, confident, and comfortable with themselves.

 
 

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