That's one of the toughest job.
They tend to be quiet and moody, not wanting to share with you coz in their eyes you are old and just do not understand.
And I really do not understand.
When I tell them to do something, they tend to forget.
If I remind, I am nagging.
If I don't, it's my fault coz I didn't remind them to do it.
If I raise my voice to call out to them (coz they are upstairs and I am downstairs), I am shouting at them and they don't like it.
And if you have well developed lungs like yours truly, God help you, coz then you will be accused of shouting at them ALL THE TIME!
If I don't shout they will say they didnt hear me.
When I tell them to suggest a place for lunch, they would rather not.
But if I decide and they do not like my suggestion, they show me their face.
If you think it's tough being a teen, you are so wrong.
It's tougher being a parent ... of a teen.
And if you read this post hoping for some tips on how to parent a teen, I am sorry you came to the wrong place coz I really don't know how to. I just hope I get thru this phase without any scars to show for it. Wish me luck! I will be parenting at least one teen for the next 12 years.