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. 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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  1. 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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