Spch148 – Interpersonal Communication
There have numerous times that I have said something to my kids and a “beacon of light” has gone off in their head. It seems to me that kids are exactly like us when we were kids. They are very impatient and succumb to disappointment easily. My eldest daughter Alana is what some would call a confused 19 year old who wants the world not only now, but RIGHT now. I have had to pick her up a few times and say a good or inspiring word to her. She needs constant motivation.
About six months ago Alana came back to live with me, which was different for Alana because the first 12 years of her life I was a single dad. It was always Alana and dad, at some point Alana decided she needed to live with her mother. Well turned out to be a bad idea, the next three years were terrible for her. So she ask to come back to live with me to straighten her life out. So of course I let her move back in. I told her she had to wait two weeks before she moved in so she could get her partying “out of her system.” Over the last six months my daughter struggled to get her driver’s license, GED, getting a job and trying to get her own place. She was met with life’s disappointment, but after the disappointment of not getting into the school of her choice Alana broke down into tears. Alana could not understand why “things were not going her way.” I first told her of the story my mother told me when I had went to jail for the last time. My mother said to me while I was in jail, she said “you are looking at this all wrong, don’t think of it…