Claudia is known to be down to earth and loves to be around people. From a multicultural background, this girl next door doesn’t take herself very seriously because life is way too short to sweat the small stuff! "LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE, LEARN" is the motto she tries to live by every day. Working actively in Montreal's French TV market, she is really excited about being on the radio!
Cat and Meghan Kelly (in for Claudia) got a text this week from a parent saying her 13-year-old daughter wants to dye her hair like Billie Eilish... How would you deal with this as a parent?
Beat listener Cathy had amazing advice to share that applies to ALL parents! She said her dad was a strict parent, but he "would let me do anything I wanted with my hair or my clothing." Later on in her 20s, she asked him why he was so lenient with her on this aspect, and he told her "You were discovering yourself in a way that wouldn't harm you or anyone else. Every teenager has to discover themselves in a certain way."
She went on to explain that "he always said to me anyways, even if I would have said no, you would have done worse."
It's excellent advice that applies to all parents! Let your children know that they are free to express and explore themselves! As long as it's safe and doesn't harm them or anyone around them, self-exploration is healthy and beneficial, and should be encouraged.