Parenting
Terrible Teens
A.K. Turner

13 Things I Want My Daughter To Know Before She Leaves The Nest

Dear Daughter,

I have a decade before you’ll leave the nest. Ten years is forever to you, but a quick breeze to me. Before it flies by, here’s my advice.

Take it seriously. Take it with a grain of salt. READ MORE

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