This post is sponsored by the Center for Parent and Teen Communication. All opinions are my own.
You were never afraid to try new things: climbing up on the highest structure at the playground, laughing when you would fall, and then trying all over again. The concentration you showed when you would put together a puzzle, read a book, or work on a project. You were so tiny and yet so full of focus.
You still try plenty of new things, knowing that sometimes you’ll succeed and that other times, you won’t. While you don’t quite laugh at your failures, you do take them in stride, learn from them, and keep trying. I can still see that concentration when you are reading a book or training for a race, or doing the homework for the advanced classes you’ve pushed yourself to take. You’re not tiny anymore, you’re taller than your mama, but you’re still full of focus.
Parenting teens is navigating new territory for me. This video explains so much of how I feel:
And since we’re talking teens, I want to know: what is a proud moment you’ve had with your teen?