This woman says it all. I love her perspective on raising teenagers. She reminds us that we need to ” Disbelieve the myth that teenagers are sullen, angry creatures who slam doors and hate their parents.”

She (and I) believe that teenagers are incredible. “They are funny, smart, eager to please, and up for just about anything as long as food is involved. They have the most generous hearts and want desperately to be loved and validated. They are quirky and messy and have the best sense of humor.” So true.

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