How to raise a teen without raising your blood pressure

by Lynn on March 12, 2012

I’m an expert in raising teens. I have two of ‘em.
Not long after I got them, my eye started to twitch.
I combat that nervous tic by sucking my thumb. It’s soothing.

Fortunately, there are lots of resources for parents of teens:

None of them have told me how to launder smelly socks without passing out.
When they figure that out, I’ll read ‘em.


When you have a teen, you realize that you only have a few years left together.
The pressure is enormous. Will you have time to correct your earlier parenting mistakes?
Even more importantly, will you give them amble fodder to discuss with their college roommates?

Hence, the thumb sucking. It helps me get through the day.
I’m not sure my kids have enough dirt on me to complain to their friends.
Then again, I readily admit to strangers that I like sex, so that’s a good start.

In conclusion, I think parents of teens should stick together.
We all have laundry hampers that make our eyes water whenever we reach inside.
Let’s be easy on one another as we navigate this strange, alien world of adolescence.

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