I didn’t read that. I read “when she is emotionally distraught, it is immoral to allow her to make decisions.”

I happen to agree. My 16-year-old is as mature as most adults I have met. She also suffers from anxiety. One thing I do not allow is for her to make decisions when she is emotionally distraught. Whatever decision was made before she started viewing the world through her anxious filter is the one she will stick with.

She signs up to retake her SAT 6 weeks before. The morning of, she is nervous and doesn’t want to go. She goes because I insist she does because that decision was made when she was clear-headed and not viewing the world through a distorted lens.

She is grateful that I insisted she did.

Mama, writer, lover, fighter — I wear my heart on my sleeve because my pants pockets are too small. www.ajkaywriter.com

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