For parents of teenagers:

This may be what they need to hear from you:

Dear son/daughter,
You don’t have to sell yourself.
Seeking approval and validation
is a form of prostitution.
Compromising who you are
in exchange for acceptance
is a form of prostitution.
What gets sold is your soul.
And it is priceless.
It belongs to God.
You belong to me
You belong to God.
We see you and we love you.
But you will soon be your own caretaker.
What you practice now
is programming the adult
that you are becoming.
Hold on to you.
If you conform to this world,
we all lose.
I want to win.
Help us win.