The neurotic East Coast Jew in me started an internal monologue, "Mara, why the hell can't you be normal, and send your kids
Kids desperately need more resources like this.
Tween girls will need the help of their moms to travel through the stage of puberty.
Dealing with a bit of teen attitude is easy compared to some of the complexities that come with raising kids that have special needs. There was no mystery about what she meant, no hidden "wants" I had to unlock, no misunderstandings about her motivation. She simply didn't want to help.
You, watching at home, get to drink some of your favorite beverage every time someone says "literally" when they mean "figuratively
As much as I don't want to admit that these movies are accurate, the teen social hierarchy is evident in schools all over the globe. You have your cliques, your pecking orders and your gangs. And you likely have varying degrees of self-segregation by race, age, gender, culture, sexual orientation and social status.
In 1977, there was no positive gay imagery in American culture. No movies or television shows had gay characters. "Coming out" was not a thing. I had no idea what homosexuality was. So ... Luke became my boyhood hero, my role model. He was someone who feels different and has a secret, like me.