A reader who asked to be called Gianna pleads for help from Kelly Richardson, writer of ‘Teen Talk,’ with her mother and aunt that have teamed together to have Gianna unwillingly relinquish her extensive Barbie collection to a young family member. Gianna explains the reason she wants to keep them is because, “I always thought I would just save it all for my daughters and then they would be able to play with them one day.”
A reader who asked to be called Gianna pleads for help from Kelly Richardson, writer of ‘Teen Talk,’ with her mother and aunt that have teamed together to have Gianna unwillingly relinquish her extensive Barbie collection to a young family member. Gianna explains the reason she wants to keep them is because, “I always thought I would just save it all for my daughters and then they would be able to play with them one day.” The Associated Press
A reader who asked to be called Gianna pleads for help from Kelly Richardson, writer of ‘Teen Talk,’ with her mother and aunt that have teamed together to have Gianna unwillingly relinquish her extensive Barbie collection to a young family member. Gianna explains the reason she wants to keep them is because, “I always thought I would just save it all for my daughters and then they would be able to play with them one day.” The Associated Press
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It’s not selfish to want to retain childhood Barbies

December 02, 2016 03:05 PM

UPDATED December 04, 2016 07:17 PM

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Therapist Kelly Richardson writes a weekly column for The Sacramento Bee. Her Folsom practice focuses on adolescents. Richardson says she believes proper communication and clear boundaries help build strong and lasting relationships. Contact Kelly Richardson at krichardson@sacbee.com or mail to Teen Talk, The Sacramento Bee, P.O. Box 15880, Sacramento, CA 95852.