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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman

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my teenage clone

the power of conformity

Here's the Problem

I was visiting an all-girls middle and high school. At lunchtime, many of the girls were milling around the lobby where I sat. Glancing around, I noticed something striking: Literally, and I do mean literally, every single girl had a pair of UGG boots on her feet. For a second, I thought it might be part of the school uniform, but of course it wasn't. Moving up from their feet, I also noticed that almost every girl sported the same messy ponytail with a particular kind of barrette affixed somewhere on her head, no matter what length her hair. I was in a sea of clones!

It might not be ...

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