How long is her list?
On the mornings when you noticed a hint of sorrow in her text, you simply want to know, how long is your daughter’s list of regrets?
Later in the evening on a phone call with your daughter you could tell that there are questions that she simply does not want you to ask, an you simply want to know, how long is her list?
Your list of college regrets is pretty extensive. And as a mother of two teenage girls you have unfortunately done a pretty good job of making your girls think that you have no list at all. In the judgemental comments that you try to limit, in your quick anger that criticizes the latest minor infraction, you have likely led your girls to believe that I have no list. None what so ever.
You wonder now though if that was the best approach. If you would have shared with your daughters some of the poor decisions that you made, you might have left them room to make sure that they were willing to share their struggles with you. From drug testing to financial problems, you made several mistakes that you wish you could forget. You may, however, have to share the drug testing and the late credit card payments with your daughters to know that you were able to survive your mistakes, as they can as well.
A Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory Provides Needed Information to Medical Professionals
Parents of college students, doctors at hospitals, and employers rely on the information provided by the toxicological analysis of drug screening tests. Blood test labs help monitor previous problems as well as determine current conditions that need to be treated.
Families deal with problems every day. From childhood illnesses to drug overdoses, families are often in need of medical advice and treatment. As your daughters get older, they will likely begin to see the contradictions. One simple meal at the house gives away many clues. You talk about the importance of them eating healthy, but I am always the last one to finish a meal. Consuming the last of the carbs from the meal the girls certainly know that when it comes to good nutrition, you fall far short of practicing what you preach, so they will some day realize that you have fallen short in many other areas as well.
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Drug Testing Can Help Monitor Previous Addicts
How long is her list?