Raising Teenagers Feels a Lot like Beat the Clock (Part 1)

TEENAGERS present a whole new challenge on the parenting journey, but not for the reasons you may think.

Shortly after our oldest recently turned 14, my husband and I celebrated 15 years of marriage. Four short years, and our “baby’s” legally a man. I feels like we’re playing beat the clock and running out of time to get him ready for the real world. Have we prepared him well?

Help! I'm raising a teenager. I feel like I'm running out of time to prepare my child for the real world.


Wait a minute. Who am I kidding! As much as my husband and I partner in raising our children, when it comes down to it, I’m really asking if I’ve done well. Have I been a good mom? And I wish I could say I’ve always done my best.