Monthly Archives: August 2017

Parenting During the Teen Years

Aug 11, 2017 | Posted by in Mom Life, My Beautiful Mess | 0

There’s no doubt about it, parenting is hard. Parenting during the teen years…now THAT is a whole ‘nother beast entirely. And I admit, I have not always done it with grace. There was a time, about a year ago, I felt like I was failing. Trying to connect to my teenage daughter seemed almost impossible. I felt as if I was losing her. Then, during that time, my eleven year old son began to show “the signs.” I could barely handle one hormone raging teen in my home, but two? I seriously felt like I was on the verge of a mental breakdown. I bought books, searched the internet for relative articles, cried a ton, and desperately sought out other girlfriends that had already walked through the thick of it. I knew if things didn’t change with my daughter, she would slip away even further and I was terrified. My daughter is so much like me and, at times, IRead more …