Jun 292015

I was chatting with some girlfriends about the trials and tribulations of having a teenager under my roof and another one on the way. She came upon this blog and kindly shared it with me. Not everything is a fight and it’s not about hate but I found this letter calmed me down…it reminded me how important it is that my children are carving their own way in this world and that can be scary, exciting, and frustrating for both the parents and the child. It made me realize that what I am doing is right..I’m holding the rope even when there are times I want to let it go…not really, but almost. Sometimes it’s hard to hold the rope, it’s a lot of effort but well worth it.  I also remember that I was a teenager and it was my job to test the waters and find my path…and I know the road was rocky but we all got through it.

Enjoy this letter and I’d love to hear any of your comments.

Breathe, savour, release, relax, let go,



Dear Parent:

This is the letter that I wish I could write.

This fight we are in right now. I need it. I need this fight. I can’t tell you this because I don’t have the Continue reading »