I love what Sue Blaney — author, communications expert and parent of two kids in college — is doing over on her blog for parents of teens: Please Stop the Rollercoaster!
As she says, “parenting teenagers is an exciting ride, full of twists and turns that make parents wonder what’s coming next. Teens’ behavior at home can be very different than their behavior at school, confusing parents and leaving them in the dark.”
Parents of teens are too often isolated, unaware that their experiences mirror those of most other parents, and that support may only be as far away as your nearest neighbor, says Blaney. She helps us all learn together. (I wish she lived down the street, frankly!)
I love Blaney’s voice of experience, her practical advice and her ability to make me feel that I’m not alone in raising a teenager. If you’re the parent of a teen, check out this terrific blog.