How is it that our lives have become so full that, when we get home at the end of the day, there is nothing left? The fuel that has kept us going all day has run out, having been used ‘performing’ at work, giving them our ‘best’ and our ‘all’, so perhaps it really feels like all that is left to take home is the dregs!
It is time to ask:
Where is the space for parenting our teenagers?
The stereo-typical view of teens who won’t do chores is all too common– but are we leaving it 13 years too late to engage our teens in chores?
All too often, we go through parent-hood with a tension, a struggle or feel it’s super-hard, and there can be all of these at play at any one time. It may be pertinent to start asking questions, such as ‘what is going on here? ‘why is this such a struggle?’ Why don't we see the gold that is living within us but rather find ourselves distracted by the chasm of distance between us.