Ask Allison: How do I stop my daughter making the same mistakes I did?

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Allison Keating

Question: I am in my late 40s and have recently become very anxious about things that happened years ago, in school and college. I have a daughter who is a preteen and I suppose I am worried that she will have the same pitfalls I had.