I guess I kinda DO care a little too much. Maybe I'll just be confident in myself!
Paradigms are things that other people think about you. It's not always good to take the opinions of others so seriously.
Minty is checking her social media accounts, AGAIN. Her mother just wants some quality time with her daughter! Now she regrets getting Minty that phone. She tries to get her daughter's attention.
Minty's mother already knew Minty cared a lot about what others say about her. That gave her an idea! She could teach Minty about Paradigms.
"What are Paradigms?" Minty asked. Minty's mother explained, and told her to be more confident in herself. After that day in the park, Minty's mom realized she got the quality time she needed, and Minty learned to be more confident in herself, and stopped ignoring her mom.