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Jamie – What’s important for parents to understand?

Jamie – What’s important for parents to understand?

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When a parent is dealing with a young, I think a young teenage, even younger, early twenties you know, is that they’re already going through so much—changes in their body’s hormones, curious about what their future holds—is to be encouraging.... Show More

When a parent is dealing with a young, I think a young teenage, even younger, early twenties you know, is that they’re already going through so much—changes in their body’s hormones, curious about what their future holds—is to be encouraging. I mean, I don’t know what I would’ve done had my parents been ugly, or because it is stressful, it is stressful. I can’t imagine what they went through. But I would want parents to just constantly, and you might have to fake it sometimes, you might have to keep it all together, and leave and bawl your eyes out. But not seeing my mom weak and my dad weak was huge for me. They were like a rock and they were just so supportive. Anything that I wanted to do, they were like, “yes, let’s do it.” They were like cheering me on and I needed that, I needed them to push me.

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Jamie – What’s important for parents to understand?

Jamie

Injured in 1993 at age 17, paraplegic
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When a parent is dealing with a young, I think a young teenage, even younger, early twenties you know, is that they’re already going through so much—changes in their body’s hormones, curious about what their future holds—is to be encouraging. I mean, I don’t know what I would’ve done had my parents been ugly, or because it is stressful, it is stressful. I can’t imagine what they went through. But I would want parents to just constantly, and you might have to fake it sometimes, you might have to keep it all together, and leave and bawl your eyes out. But not seeing my mom weak and my dad weak was huge for me. They were like a rock and they were just so supportive. Anything that I wanted to do, they were like, “yes, let’s do it.” They were like cheering me on and I needed that, I needed them to push me.

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