Katie is a wonderful, wonderful teenager-she is a studious kid, representative of the student council..hence, loved by every student of her class, in fact, loved by everyone in the school..she is the teacher’s favorite and surprise surprise! She is beautiful and does the ballet. So, she has wonderful parents who couldn’t be happier with their daughter’s achievements and behavior..but they had no idea that what was coming onto them in upcoming weeks.
Katie was a teenager so she was facing a lot of changes..physically,mentally,emotionally and psychologically..she suddenly started noticing redness on her face and had itchiness, her face had a little soreness and gained a lot of pimples..she got very irritated because obviously, it was a lot to take on for a teenager like her..she had very rough acne.
Katie felt ugly because of the acne she had..she started hating her life and stopped going to school, she thought that everyone would not like her anymore and they will make fun of her looks..she thought that they will kick her out of the student council committee(silly child, I know)..she was in the ‘ just leave me alone, let me be in my room phase’..her parents could perfectly understand this situation because obviously, at one point of time they were teenagers too.
Katie’s father took the responsibility on himself to drag her out of this wrong perspective as he believed that he could explain things better to her..so he headed to Katie’s room with a bowl full of her favorite ice cream..so she opened the door and was a fluff ball..I sat down besides her and let her know that
- Whatever she was facing was absolutely normal for a teenager.
- Her dad told her that she was an absolutely stunning girl..with or without acne.
- He promised her that no one will make fun of her, because she is much more than her looks.
- It was her charming, fun and social personality that made everyone like her, not the way she looked.
She got a little relieved and cried in her dad’s arms..she clustered the courage to go to school and as she went there, she was surprised..everyone was normal, no one even noticed her acne or the redness or the pimples..everyone behaved the way they usually did, which gave Katie a LOT of CONFIDENCE..she felt a little better..but unfortunately, she still couldn’t get her mind off of the acne on her face..she still looked in the mirror and felt ugly(teenage brain)..she wanted to have her spotless beauty..moreover, she wanted to get rid of the pain that acne caused and she was unable to focus on ballet..she wanted to become a ballet dancer when she grows up.
She told her dad about this and he still reminded her that she should embrace how she looked like, she was beautiful the way she was.but Katie was a little adamant to find a solution to it because the acne was painful for her and she wanted it to fade away..to which her dad reluctantly but happily introduced her to best the ordinary products for acne..her father told her that he had a colleague who faced adult acne, he asked her about the products she used because she was bragging about it to another colleague and her dad had heard it and he had already purchased it two weeks ago.
But her father had one condition..he wanted her to see that scars, acne, pimples, hair loss, etc does not make a person who they are..these are just superficial things..it is our character, our personality that matters..she would be a ballerina just because of her undeniable talent, not on the basis of her looks..which she understood(with time) and kept applying the products and she felt a great difference.