My sister sent me this article a couple of days ago. It was about parenting teenagers. So I really didn’t think it would apply to me. I thought I’d read it quickly and be on about my day.
Woah Nelly! That is NOT what happened.
I opened the article and began to read. . . and sob. It’s called “The Letter Your Teenager Can’t Write You” written by Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD. Here’s an excerpt:
I desperately need you to hold the other end of the rope. To hang on tightly while I thrash on the other end—while I find the handholds and footholds in this new world I feel like I am in.. .
This is the fight that will teach me that my shadow is not bigger than my light. This is the fight that will teach me that bad feelings don’t mean the end of a relationship. This is the …