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Grounds For the Sublime
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alsoname From: alsoname Date: February 21st, 2011 07:31 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
When I was in Girl Scouts, I loved horseback riding, but once we got up to things like vaulting and jumping, I freaked the hell out and refused to participate. Perhaps this saved my mom from having a few tiny heart attacks of her own, but I'm glad that your daughter is braver than I was!

Might be a good idea to take as many of these family outings as you can, because your daughter is getting closer and closer to that age where kids want nothing to do with their parents. Maybe she will be different, but it seems the risk increases the closer you get to the teen years! I remember not even being able to walk side by side with my mother in a parking lot. It wasn't even a rational reasoning process, it was like some kind of instinct dictated by the neurons in my peripheral nervous system.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: February 22nd, 2011 03:04 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I am amazed at how brave she is even thinking about jumping. But she often surprises me, despite her general disposition towards cautiousness.

I hope that instinctual process doesn't manifest itself too strongly. I know that I was never that way with my parents, though that may be because my bond was them was relatively low-key to begin with. We got along, generally. And I never felt that urge to rebel against their values and/or taste preferences that is so common in teens.
alsoname From: alsoname Date: February 22nd, 2011 03:06 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
And I never felt that urge to rebel against their values and/or taste preferences that is so common in teens.

Neither did I -- but my parents really don't have strong taste preferences. Sometimes I think I wouldn't have become vegan if my parents had been foodies and didn't feed me cheap meat. Hah!
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