(Inside: Dear kids, I hope you look back and see not just a mom who wasn’t perfect, but a mom who loved you and tried so very hard… Read on…)
To My Teens,
Being parented during the teen years can be hard. Our whole family wants it to go smoothly, but thorns sneak in, amongst the beauty, to prick and annoy as we learn how to work together, support one another, mature as individuals, and just do life.
I hate when we conflict.
But here’s what I hope.
That after you’ve launched.
Soared with wings outstretched, wind lifting you, and spectacular new views meeting your eyes.
You’ll look back and see…
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Not just a mom who made you do chores, finish homework, and stick with your commitments, but a mom who believed in you and found you highly capable.
Not just a mom who required a movie night, a round of Uno, or a toes-in-the-sand vacation, but a mom who wanted you to grow close to your family through special moments.
I hope you look back and see…
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Cheryl is a mom of 3 boys, wife, speaker, high school teacher, and author of Empowered Moms & Kids. She has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and is passionate about learning and teaching. On www.empoweredmomsandkids.com you’ll find inspiration and encouragement for moms raising tweens and/or teens. Read more in the “about” section of this page.