All tagged parenting struggles
It's so hard to find time with our teenagers being so busy. If they're driving, that's less time spent together. They have friends they want to hang out with now, school activities and possibly a job. We have to plan those moments and really key into them to show them how much we care.
The teenage years are such a struggle for us and them. I see the pressure my daughter is under and I try very hard to understand. Physical touch is one of my love languages but it's not my daughter's, so it's a delicate balance of figuring out what she needs.
There is no "rule book" for parenting kids of any age but as the mom of a teenager, I've learned a few things and I feel compelled to share. I'm certainly no expert but maybe I'm doing something right because on a regular basis, parents/school faculty will tell me how impressed they are with my daughter. No this is not a bragging "my-kid-is-wonderful" post.