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I am not sure if these things that my teenage daughter says hit a nerve because I am more of a traditional Latina when it comes to how kids should speak to their parents or if it's a result of how different the parent-child dynamic is from when I was growing up!! I am proud of having raised an independent-thinking, assertive young woman but at times I think perhaps "se me ha pasado la mano." (I've gone too far!)
My parents would have spanked me (and that's putting it lightly) if I had said or done half of these things:
I don't know if it's because as a Latina I grew up watching novelas or because movies that focus on other people's suffering, put my life's ups and downs into perspective. But once in a while I feel the need to watch a movie that rips my heart out! So if you are in the mood for a good cry, here are six movies that I highly recommend.
In 2008, a law was passed intended to protect children who came to the U.S. seeking refuge from sex and drug trafficking. This law is now at the root of the immigration crisis. The law grants children "special immigrant juvenile status" so that they can stay in the U.S. and apply for permanent residency. No one expected this law to prompt a massive influx of undocumented children! The issue has become so highly politicized that it's hard to distinguish fact from political agenda.
Here are five things every mom (especially Latinas) should know about the crisis:
I know this article may seem a bit morbid but "accidentally hurting your kids" has been a top topic of conversation among many mamás this week. This theme was prompted by the story of the dad who "accidentally" left his 22-month old son in his car for hours. Now it looks like he and his wife might have done it on purpose. I can't imagine any parent doing this to their own child!
I am obsessed with "extreme" weight loss success stories. I read them the minute they are published looking for inspiration and guidance. Although the reasons for being overweight vary from "I've struggled with weight all of my life" to "I put on the pounds after having kids", most of the protagonists of these stories have been inspired to lose the weight by a life-changing event such as a health scare, being dumped by a boyfriend, bullying or just feeling "disgusted" after seeing a picture of themselves.