Parenting Adolescents

Daughters ride
emotional escalators –
while sons prefer
a higher ground –
more attic than sound,
motivations vague

Parents observe,
bite tongues
wish they had a key
to disengage lethargy,
ignite reason –
and turn the volume
down on drama.

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

23 thoughts on “Parenting Adolescents”

  1. If the parenting is good in the early years, the adolescent years will still have its challenges, but be better.

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      1. I haven’t minded it so much till my adult boys quit coming over to see me. Now I am wishing I’d had a daughter more and more. Oh well… more time for photography I guess… I think I’m getting a teensy bit better. Lol

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  2. I remember those days!! Both as adolescent and as mother of adolescents … 2nd pass, I (mom) invested in white noise beside my pillow – overriding volume of sheer noise, if not the drama …

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