Monday, July 1, 2019

Recent Lesson Learned

Recent lesson from the trenches of #parentingteenagers

The highs are high (and everyone shares them on social media) while the lows are fucking brutal (and you grit your teeth and keep quiet about it). Even the best families with the most love (and the shiniest pictures on their social feeds) have days or weeks or months of teeth-grinding anxiety. 

Will it be ok? What does this mean for their future? How can this be happening? Sometimes it's how your kid is behaving and sometimes it's how others are behaving toward your kid. And the older they get, the less control you have over any of it. 

So if that's where you are right now, please take a deep breath and exhale. It's me, too. This is the real shit that no one talks about.  

So here's to the parents grinding their teeth off while they sleep and giving themselves perma-headaches and loving the hell out of their kids and freaking out that they're doing it all wrong. 

Right there with you. And I wrote a damn parenting book.

And just saying, our ancestors married off their kids early and nobody had Snapchat. 

xoxo, Julie

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