Raising teenagers is hard. Hardest thing I have ever done. They seem to bring out the worst of a person. They yell at you, you yell back. They curse at you, and you uncontrollably curse back. What is it about teens that bring out the hidden teen inside of each parent? I know that I would have been knocked sideways if I spoke to my parents the way my teens spoke to me. Is it that it’s not as acceptable to reprimand our children that way? Is it the amount of teenagers I have at one time? I know that I am not handling it as gracefully as my parents did. Maybe it’s a different type of teens we are raising. Maybe we are all making excuses. I’m not sure of what it is, but I’m exhausted. When do they outgrow this rebellious stage?

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