Fifty years ago it would not have occurred to any of us to be different from the others if we could help it. We hobbled about on our kitten heels, trying desperately to fit in. We had no idea where we were headed except to a dance, college, and marriage.
Parents have a responsibility to talk to their kids about their feelings particularly in relationships whether their kids are passive, aggressive, gay,straight or male or female. We cannot expect them to instinctively know how to handle relationship issues.
The teens are buzzing about it; the prom that is. It is that time of year when high school kids all over the country are hoping and waiting to get invited to the prom. Some of them are even making elaborate plans to invite others.