Okay, I am just being honest when I say raising teenagers is as hard as everyone always says it is!!  I’m not managing all the mood swings very well today!  Sometimes I think I am doing a really good job and then other times I really wonder!  I know we all feel that way and it is a dangerous time right?!  You need to walk gingerly and yet strongly through the land mine of the teenage world!  I keep telling myself it is only a stage.  I was thinking they should have a sign like this attached to your baby saying Danger they will soon approach adolescence!  Don’t know if it would help much because it is hard to know how to prepare.  My reassuring thought is that I made it through adolescence myself and I know they will too! But I do feel I am reliving some of the same feelings I had back in adolescence. You sure see life differently from this side. The hardest thing to explain to 15 year olds is that they really are not as old as they feel. How do you put that in a politically correct way and not offend your audience? 

If you are here with me we are totally going to make it right?!  If you have made it over this and are at the spot of watching that adolescent become an amazing adult you bring us all hope and if you are rocking a little baby in your arms and figure you will be fine through adolescents don’t fret just enjoy that stage because trust me you can’t really change adolescence from being just that, a time of major change!  You might want to squeeze that baby a little tighter though and tell it you’re both going to make it!  :) Maybe write yourself a note of encouragement and save it for later when you are not feeling very encouraged...   

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