What’s it like parenting teens?
I’ve got two of them right now, and so far, so good. I’m hoping we stay liking each other over the next 5-7 years, as I hear these years can be rough.
They say the golden years are from 4-12, when they are old enough to listen and understand consequences and still think you know it all and are the best.
At our house, we are practicing every day. That’s how I describe my parenting/ coaching and their learning/figuring-life-out-for-themselves processes. We are practicing. We are not perfect. We play and work hard and disagree and we make mistakes. And we start over again and again. And we forgive each other over and over and let go of anger as quickly as we can, never staying mad over night. We are learning. We are practicing. And so far, so good. I’ll check back in 5 years and see if we won!!
For now, I’ll keep practicing, learning, loving and enjoying these remarkable teens that live in my house.
Love this life. Love my teens. And the little one too. And the big one, of course!