From The Globe and Mail
There is an unfortunate holiday gift – a very bad gift indeed – that parents can unwittingly give their teenaged children. But there is a way to turn that bad gift into something very good.
Vivian was approached by her 14-year-old daughter, Fiona, just as they were about to go into the dining room for the traditional Christmas feast at Vivian’s sister’s home.
“Mom, Aunt Victoria says I’m supposed to sit at the little kids’ table, and April [her four-months-older cousin] gets to sit at with the adults. It’s not fair.”...