I am almost the mother of a teen. A teen girl at that. I spend three days a week teaching teen girls and I am well versed in the raging hormones, the friendship fickles and the obsession with appearances and celebrity culture. I can hold my own against the 14 year old that strops into my classroom with the angst of the world on her shoulders. I can normally whittle a smile from her within a few minutes.
Yet I am a little fearful of what will happen to my tween as she becomes the teen. We have a great relationship, we rarely argue and normally manage to come to a negioated agreement on most things. However I am still a little worried that the gorgeous girl that is my daughter will become distant. That slamming of doors and raised voices will become the norm. I am already aware of her mood swings, the ups and downs she has in a month and I am sure there is a pattern emerging.
This month Lil-Lets introduced me to their becoming a teen website. I am impressed, Chloe and I talk freely and openly but I know it is not like that for everyone, or that some mums don’t really know where to start the conversation. The site offers practical advice and easy to understand pictures.
Lil-Lets sent us one of the most thoughtful gifts we have ever received. It was perfectly tailored to a teen girl. Chloe was sent some Hotel Chocolat, a funky hot water bottle and cover, the cutest set of on trend nail varnishes that we had great fun giving each other a manicure with and most importantly a teenage starter kit from Lil-Lets. I hadn’t even realised there was such a thing. But it makes perfect sense.
A gift like this would be the perfect opportunity to start a conversation and then look at the website together. Have a girly night and get talking.
I would like to thank Lil-Lets for the gift and for helping us start a conversation.