Parenting Teens? It’s Only 364 Saturdays

If you’re parenting teens or younger children, you may get emotional whiplash as you swing back and forth between thinking, “This is going so fast!” and, “This is taking forever!

In reality, here’s how long you actually have with your teen:

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Breathe deeply. This season of parenting teens will be over before you know it.

Hold this day like a bubble. Take photos. Capture your thoughts in a spiral notebook that you show to no one. Slow way down—and hold moments in your heart like they’ve been placed there by a skilled videographer.

And when parenting teens gets really hard, remember this.

From the wonderful book Mother and Son: The Respect Effect by Emerson Eggerichs, PhD:

“There’s a reason God asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac when Isaac was 12. Because if he’d have waited until 13—it would have been no sacrifice!”

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Read just one chapter of LAUNCH every 1–3 months while your child’s in middle school and high school, and you’ll know every viable strategy for debt-free college at exactly the right time to implement it.

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If you’re currently parenting teens, what’s one of your best ideas for slowing down and relishing the journey? 

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Who is Jeannie Burlowski?

Jeannie is a full-time academic strategist, podcast host, and sought-after speaker for students ages 12–26 and their parents and grandparents. Her writing, speaking, and podcasting help parents set their kids up to graduate college debt-free and move directly into careers they excel at and love. Her work has been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post, USA Today, Parents Magazine, and US News and World Report, and on CBS News.

Jeannie also helps students apply to law, medical, business, and grad school at her website You can follow her on Twitter @JBurlowski.