Feeling like they need to be perfect
Feeling like they can't express their feelings
Having a different idea of family and home
Feeling as though their problems are minimized
Dealing with intolerance early and often
Feeling like they are asked to help too much
Feeling like they must grow up quickly
Article originally in The Washington Post by Jamie Davis Smith, a mother of four, civil rights attorney and member of Little Lobbyists and Health Care Voter.