Just about every parent I’ve ever met has been anxious about their child reaching their teenage years. I get it. We remember the frustration and tension when we were growing up. We now think bad karma will bring its payback to us.
But it doesn’t have to be this way in your home—for you or your kids. Yes it’s an unavoidable season of transition. It can get dicey at times. It will require some planning, patience, and commitment to each other. Yet rather than feeling doomed for the worst, you can genuinely expect to make it a great season that has long-lasting benefits.