Hi, I have a beautiful 15 year old daughter and I can't quite remember the last time she made me laugh but she often makes me smile. I manage stress by keeping things in context and trying not to take life too seriously. I joined ReachOut as I don't always feel effective in supporting my daughter when she becomes unhappy. My tip is to embrace the teenage years, there's so much transitioning for the whole family. When you're a shift worker, weekends are irrelevant. Any time spent with my daughter is precious and I'm also happy when she's with friends and traveling down the path of independence.
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