I had an interesting conversation with my colleague Bill Moody – @moodybill – about our 12 year old daughters on Twitter last weekend. The topic was ” HELP ! She is just a pre teen and crazy about this guy from ONE DIRECTION ! What are we supposed to do? ” Apart from the ancestral terror watching their little baby get older can produce to any parent , I suddenly realised that I was taking advantage of the situation: Sara , my kid, spends part of her spare time singing her worshipped icon’s songs, i.e. PRACTISING ENGLISH -something I don´t really get her to do whenever I want , by the way. In fact, she has been improving her connected language skills dramatically over the last few months. What is more, she is opening her ears to other types of music , starting to appreciate suggestions from older people ( us ).

On the other hand, Bill’s girl does not need extra English pronunciation classes as she is an English speaking native , but do have a look at what she “created” on Sunday morning with her own hands

She´ll make a brilliant chef!

and Bill, you seemed really proud of her to me…
So the point is, are we behaving as good parents allowing them to express their “passion” for a specimen of the opposite gender at such an early age? Or can this kind of awakening of their feelings enhance their way of learning in a real, productive and positive way ?

Should we be grateful to 1D ? What do you think?

What Sara sees last before going to sleep

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