Embracing Who Your Child Was Meant To Be

This post is sponsored by the Center for Parent and Teen Communication.  All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
 
 
Then 

Watching with pride as you took those first few steps, never doubting and knowing you would get there in your own time. Laughing together as you begged me to read you the same favorite books over and over again. Smiling from ear to ear as I watch you out on the soccer field completely ignoring the game, but instead braiding your best friends hair.
 
 
Now

I will always be in awe of your strength and bravery when we moved across the country, you started at a new school halfway through the year and adapted so well.

I smile knowing that you still adore reading the same books over and over again, you have always been my little bookworm. My eyes still fill with tears when I remember that time you came home from school and told me that you used your birthday money to buy lunch for a classmate in need. 

While little kids tend to grow up way too fast, do they ever really change? What I once thought were silly toddler quirks turned out to be the traits I would come to love most about my teenager.

Being a parent to a teenager is no easy task, but thankfully The Center for Parent and Teen Communications is making that connection easier. They provide valuable resources for every parent, allowing them to navigate the teen years. You can view some of the valuable advice with this post from the director, Dr. Ginsburg.
 

                                                                        

I would love for you to share some of your own memories and if you have a moment, share this video so other parents can benefit from this great resource!

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