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:
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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