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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Empowering Girls - Juno Review By Therapydoc


Previously I printed an Op-Ed piece from the NYTimes about the film Juno. Caitlin Flanagan had a valid point.

Therapydoc from Everyone Needs Therapy, a shrink in Chicago, printed an Op-Ed piece on the film as well.

Therapydoc writes, She knows that she doesn't have to be sure of anything at sixteen. She doesn't have to know what kind of girl she is, exactly. She's in process.

Such an enviable position, no? Why would anyone want to hurry that, choose to prematurely skip out of that license to grow, that license for silliness and abandon, introspection and exploration? Why do anything that could blunt that freedom?

What did she say? "I wish I hadn't had sex with you."

THAT'S the message you want to send to your teenagers.

Therapydoc recommends watching the film with your teens to make sure that message gets across.

I still have not seen the film. Someday I'm not going to be so cheap.

1 comment:

gina said...

My sister and I just took my 13 and 1/2 year old to see this film( we waited til it was playing during $5 tuesdays- speaking of being cheap) and we loved it! It provided such an entertaing springboard to talking with my daughter and I love how the movie showed her being able to talk to her parents about anything. The movie makes a great selling pointof the fact that your parents might not always agree with you or be happy with your situation but they will always be there for you. Love this movie! Thanks for the link to this site- I'm bookmarking it!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Empowering Girls - Juno Review By Therapydoc


Previously I printed an Op-Ed piece from the NYTimes about the film Juno. Caitlin Flanagan had a valid point.

Therapydoc from Everyone Needs Therapy, a shrink in Chicago, printed an Op-Ed piece on the film as well.

Therapydoc writes, She knows that she doesn't have to be sure of anything at sixteen. She doesn't have to know what kind of girl she is, exactly. She's in process.

Such an enviable position, no? Why would anyone want to hurry that, choose to prematurely skip out of that license to grow, that license for silliness and abandon, introspection and exploration? Why do anything that could blunt that freedom?

What did she say? "I wish I hadn't had sex with you."

THAT'S the message you want to send to your teenagers.

Therapydoc recommends watching the film with your teens to make sure that message gets across.

I still have not seen the film. Someday I'm not going to be so cheap.

1 comment:

gina said...

My sister and I just took my 13 and 1/2 year old to see this film( we waited til it was playing during $5 tuesdays- speaking of being cheap) and we loved it! It provided such an entertaing springboard to talking with my daughter and I love how the movie showed her being able to talk to her parents about anything. The movie makes a great selling pointof the fact that your parents might not always agree with you or be happy with your situation but they will always be there for you. Love this movie! Thanks for the link to this site- I'm bookmarking it!