Parenting a teenager is a lot of fun. Far from seeing this parenting stage as something to dread I have embraced it. I am not being smug but when I say my teen has given me no real concerns as I am sharing the truth. My 17 year old works hard, plays hard and I enjoy being with her. Now don’t get me wrong, she is not miss perfect and we have had discussions on helping at home more, looking after her sister etc, but those are all minor things. I did used to get frustrated with being her taxi service but I’m redundant even there since she passed her driving test!
Surprising Things I Have Learnt from my Teenager
- Firstly most teenagers are doing just what we want them to do. Chloe works hard at school and overachieved as a result last year.
- YouTube was not about when I started wearing makeup. As a result Chloe wears hers so much better than me. Thankfully she gives me tips, including teaching me how to contour. She introduced me to setting spray, that was never a thing either and also to use good products like the professionals buy from Ellisons. Ellisons have also put together an Ebook on Beauty Trends which you can view here.
- Talking about puberty and self care doesn’t need to be scary and this is why I adore being involved in the TeenTalk campaigns.
- By keeping your children busy with sport opportunities you will help them find activities they love. Chloe is basing her future university on hockey in addition to the course. She plays a couple of times a week plus is a regular down the gym. It is a great stress buster and I wish I had her enthusiasm and get up and go. It keeps her strong both mentally and physically.
- You can never have enough pairs of trainers, Converse and Nike Sportswear!
- That time flies and before you know it that teeny tiny millenium baby you squeezed into the world is driving about and looking at university courses!
If you are parenting a teenaager leave a comment telling others it is not so bad. Share the wins you have had parenting this age group. I am always sad when I read on facebook etc that parents are dreading the teen years. Instead let’s share why we love it.