Teenage boys are fascinating creatures. Sometimes they seem simple and other times terribly complex. They can be brilliant, creative and courageous. They can also be stubborn, lazy and wonderfully confusing.
If you are raising a teenage boy, then you have likely experienced many of these highs and lows. You may sometimes feel like you are up to the task and other times feel like you are simply out of gas.
I want to tell you that it really is OK. This is hard work, but you are a committed parent.
You will lose some battles, but ultimately you are taking a long-term approach to this whole parenting project. Even though you may have acquired some bumps and bruises along the way, you are holding onto your relationship with your son.
This post is just a reminder that you are doing fine. Don’t quit. Don’t stop loving him and making sure he knows you are in his corner.
While parenting a teenage boy can be . . .
It can also be . . .
When things get tough, remind yourself of the moments of connection, the things you have learned from your son and what a gift he is in your life.
I hope that this post encourages you today. You really are not alone. You are most definitely not the only parent raising a teenage boy who makes mistakes and feels lost at times. Make sure you find people in your life to share your experiences with, both the good and the bad.
You may have some battle scars, but you are strong. You are the parent of a teenage boy!