A Tough Age
January 27, 2011
I don’t know if it’s any harder being a teenager now than it was when I was 15 or 16. I think in some ways the struggles of adolescence are constant, untouched by changing trends or advances in technology. In other ways I do think that today’s kids have things harder (and maybe easier, too).
All I know for certain is that being the parent of a teen is infinitely harder than being a teen.
My fifteen year-old is hurting tonight, and beyond telling her that I love her, there really isn’t much I can do about it. Nothing I faced when I was 15 is tougher than that.