11-21-2018 11:48 AM
This is such a valuable conversation and I can really hear just how difficult it has been for each of you
I really love what piper said "One thing that keeps me going sometimes is the knowledge that my kids won't be young forever and that hopefully there is light at the end of the tunnel once they get through the teenage years. I really cherish the rare times that our whole family can enjoy time together so I guess at the moment all we can do is ride the wave and give her as much love and support as we can."
Holding that hope that there will be a light at the end of the tunnel for you and for your kids can be so valuable to help get through the harder times. I'm wondering for other parents on this thread, what do you hold onto to help you get through these tough teenage years?
11-21-2018 09:54 PM
Good question. For me its the vision of my son being a happy, productive, young adult (and him being appreciative of the fact that we helped him get there). I don't want to be negative, but this also scares me, as I'll be devastated if he doesn't get there (although I'm sure I'll do the same thing again, and imagine further into the future).
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