At every angle, I’m going to give these girls an opportunity to grow. It’s a crappy role to have sometimes, constantly pushing. But they’re worth it. If that means starting their story and giving them the chance to finish…that's what I’ll do. To be clear, I would never expose anything those girls said to me behind closed doors without their permission. So, this family day was a freaking minefield. It was fun and cool, but having parents there asking specific questions about what their kids are working on and protecting the girls' information was a delicate balance. My goal was to give everyone the opportunity to open up, but also keep them in charge of what they wanted to say.
That said, I will always push. Even just a little. Always. It’s my job.
Blu - When her family asked me what she’d been working on, I tried to be as vague as possible while still encouraging Blu to open up. Her sexuality was never a focus for me. Blu had a lot she could’ve come clean with about. I would never push her to reveal something so intimate at a picnic. Click "read more" for the full blog by Life Coach Laura!