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Email of the Day: Another Woman Comforted My Daughter

By Dr. Laura on September, 2 2021
Email of the Day: Another Woman Comforted My Daughter



I was one of those moms who thought I could work and my daughter would be fine. I told myself she was having fun playing with the other children when I picked her up 3 hours after school was over. She really loved Mrs. β€œC” who looked after her once school was over, and Mrs. β€œC” loved her. Every time I felt guilty about not being there, I told myself she was fine.

 

One day I came home and Mrs. β€œC” met me at the door. My fourth-grade daughter told one of her friends that she really liked one of the boys on the school bus. She also said it was a secret. Of course, the other girl did not keep the secret and told the boy. My daughter ran to Mrs. β€œC” to tell her how embarrassed and hurt she was when the other kids on the bus started to tease her. Mrs. β€œC” helped my child calm herself, and told her if she wanted to keep a secret, she had to keep it to herself. Yes, Mrs. β€œC” comforted my daughter during an after-school drama. Mom wasn’t there. Mom was at work. When I asked my daughter if she wanted to talk about what happened, she said β€œNo, I talked to Mrs. β€˜C’ and now I’m okay.”

 

I quit my part-time job the next day. As my daughter grew, I picked her up at school and was the first person she told about her day. Now I could truthfully say β€œshe will be fine,” and she was. She’s a senior in college and sometimes still likes to tell me when something happens at school!

 

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Another Woman Comforted My Daughter

 


 

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