I have a little sister... I remember growing up in the situation she is in. Now I am worried for her. I am much older but don't know how much I should try to mentor her. I don't want to undermine her parent's authority. But I feel that they are teaching her to be naive/submissive to male counterparts.
I could be wrong. But I worry that she will end up with an abusive man or simply just run wild as soon as she is out of the house. How/Can I show her to be a confident, independent woman without overstepping my bounds?
FTR I am not being a femanazi. My husband noticed this too. I am a happy sahm and have no regrets about the role I have in my marriage. But I found the right man for this. I worry that this girl isn't being given the tools and knowledge of how to do that. I had people mentor me. But they mentored me too far and I completely rebelled. I don't want either for her!
Asked by Anonymous at 5:47 PM on Mar. 31, 2009 in Teens (13-17)
There is nothing wrong with being a positive influence on someone younger, especially if that person is your sister! She needs good role models from adults. Sometimes it is easier for a teen to connect with someone who isn't a parent and listen to them more. I know my mom could tell my little sister something a million times, but when I tell her the same thing she respects my opinion and listens. She looks up to me and feels that I understand her more since we are closer in age. It could be your parents don't even know that they are not teaching her what she needs.Â
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