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Daily Prompt: Helpless

Helplessness: that dull, sick feeling of not being the one at the reins. When did you last feel like that –- and what did you do about it?

I am a fairly confidant person, so helpless doesn’t really apply to me. My parents taught me to approach problems, by breaking them down into smaller pieces, nd eventually problem solved or managed. That said, talking to a teenage daughter, when she is starting to become a woman, well that one where I decided I wasn’t the one to talk to about it. Nope for me that is one for the women to discuss, and I’ll even go have coffee to let them have privacy.  I will however offer support, understanding and be as compassionate as possible. So if any of you ladies want to tell me that’s out dated, old-fashioned etc, I’ll just say I’ll work on that part of enlightenment , in my next life.



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  1. The great thing about old-fashion is that it is usually morally just. I not only had that talk with our daughters, I had a similar one with our boys. The husband believed that boys just know these things.

    • If I had a son, I would have definetly had the same talk with him as my dad did with me. Mom also gave me the talk, but dads covered a few things she missed, perhaps due to personal experiences.

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  3. Darling I must admit I feel helpless at least once every day. SOMEHOW I bring my self out of it! I have been TRYING to let go of the reins where our daughter is concerned. When she drops them I pick them up for her and wait till she’s all I KNOW I CAN DOOOO IT MY SELF!!! Give them back to her so she can mess em up again safely!!! I know I will have to let go totally but it’s so hard for me to think about that day! I just want to enjoy this. I have NO advice for you!! Some parents are cool with kicking there kids out of the nest. I don’t want my children to leave LIKE EVER so. That’s my only advise. Let her live forever!!!

    • My daughter is now 27 and very independant, and capable of living her own life. However when she was still a child/teenager I think it’s dads job to keep the poachers and other varmints outside the fence. 😛

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  6. haha! daughters have a way of throwing dads for a loop huh?

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