Seek reassurance in your daughter's smiles. Trust that it's a good thing if it makes her happy.
She doesn't want a textbook-perfect mother. She wants someone who is happy, relaxed, shares her interest in life, is delighted in her delight, who helps her get what she wants (in ways that are safe, respectful and doable). She wants you to look at her and see her rather than what the words "out there" say you should be seeing. She wants you to trust and support her, to be her partner as she explores life.—Joyce Fetteroll
photo by Sandra Dodd