You Can Heal Hurt Feelings

[For young teens]

If a teacher criticizes your attitude in the classroom or a parent objects to your haircut, cluttered room, or choice of records, do you feel hurt? Are you so eager for approval from friends that if they say anything critical your day is practically ruined?

Reliance on Christian Science will not guarantee freedom from criticism. You'll always have to cope with some disapproval, especially if you are a student leader. And it's to be expected that in the process of working out your own standards and goals there will be times when your ideas will not coincide with those of your parents or other adults. But through Christian Science you can learn to handle oversensitivity and find the way to benefit from criticism.

"The confidence inspired by Science"
October 5, 1968

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