I have 2 teenagers in my house. One who turns to his mom for advice and will continue to let me know that he loves me. The other has decided doing anything with mom is pure torture. He may or may not say that he loves you when you tell him that you love him. It’s frustrating.
I love how the Oldest has started to embrace being a teenager. He doesn’t hang out with many of his friends outside of school. However, I know he has a group of friends that he calls his Guys.
He also has a girlfriend which is new territory for him. They’ve been dating since April.
So what would my advice be to my 2 teenagers? Since they are both so different, I have different pieces of advice.
Oldest – Continue to hang out with your Guys. Make memories with them. Girls come and go but a great friend will stay with you.
Young love is new and exciting. Don’t change yourself for her. Treat her with respect. Remember your family and how we raised you. Let her know you care about her. Think with your mind not your hormones.
Communication is key. Always remember to communicate.
Youngest – Family is important. When we want to spend time with you, we want to create memories. We love you. Don’t forget that. Please take time to say I love you and not the word yes when we speak to you.
Yes, we want you to do chores. Please do them correctly the first time or we will harp on you until you do it right.
Grades are important. Please begin to turn in your assignments. Don’t be a class clown.