So when did this happen, this thing where my kid went from being a cute little child to being a teenager?
It seems so sudden, doesn’t it? One day your kid hops readily into your lap, and the next they want nothing to do with you, or they seem distant or super irritable. You’re in the thick of this parenting game now, with a child who acts so different than before, who is showing you all sorts of new behavior. So much has she changed from when she was little.
You’re may be seeing an array of new, not so fun things right now. The fun-loving kid of yesterday may now seem super stressed, brooding, irritable, or anxious. And it’s hard on any parent. Sometimes you think it’s just a phase; other times you wonder if there’s something more serious going on.
If they would just talk to you, maybe you could figure that out. But with teens, it can be so hard to communicate. They shut you out, or tell you how lame you are.
Parents, we got you. We understand how hard it can be to know what is going on with your teen and how scary that can be. You can feel pretty lost and alone, wondering if other parents are dealing with this sort of thing. And it can be scary too, because the road seems unclear, the path uncertain. If only you knew you were on the right track…and that your teen was too.