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At least twice a week in my practice, I will have a young, bright, and ambitious 20-something year old woman sitting across from me. We’ll ponder life together: Career, friends, hobbies, and relationships.
Invariably at least once a week, one of them will tell me that she has a life plan, which includes having kids before the age of 30.The closer they might be to said age without the prospect of procreation in sight, the more angst they feel about ‘missing the deadline.’ When I inquire as to why the deadline is age 30, the response is usually that having kids over the age of 30 is “too old.”
My 14 years old daughter is a normal teen.
By “normal”, I mean that she doesn’t talk to her mom (myself) a lot.
Here’s a typical mother-daughter talk:
1. I’m asking her something, she mumbles back.
2. I’m trying to understand what she said.
3. She gets angry and swears that she’ll never speak to me again.
4. She turns her back and storms away, end of conversation.
5. I’m completely and utterly puzzled as to what just happened.
From time to time though, no prior notice, she opens up to me and we share those special moments in which I get a short glimpse of what’s really going on in her world.
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I’ll start with a short apology:
It’s been long since I posted!
Juggeling between 3 kids, among them a tween turning to a slamming-doors teen 🙂 and a full day job did not leave me a lot of time to blog.
So my personal blog… well yes, it was pushed aside.
2 years ago I built a website for us parents and parenting experts to discuss our parenting challenges.
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I’ve been neglecting my readers lately: Summer, kids, you know, nothing personal:)
I admit – this summer has pushed me back into my comfort zone.
I sent my third / smallest child – 6 already (when did that happen), to first grade today.
Had to remind myself repeatedly that eventually it will all be ok. That she’ll be fine, my baby.
Not a baby anymore, is she.
Why is my heart-broken?
Anyway, that’s not what I planned to write about:
I planned to write about child abuse, and about a very special person.
I don’t have a lot of time to post these days, but this question above has kicked me out of my comfort zone.
I’ve been rambling to you quite a lot about my tween, haven’t I?
The last days it became clear to me that I need help adapting to my new role:
A Mom to Tween, experiencing lose of control in an ever-changing-fast-technological world, where kids are exposed to info that is difficult even for us grownups to absorb.
Listen to this: There was a lecture in my daughter’s school, by a police figure handling computer crimes.
This brave blogger is Pieter from http://pieterk515.wordpress.com/ , a proud dad and cool blogger you should all get to know. Always makes me laugh.
Pieter – I admire your guts, a first male author in a feminine neighbourhood! Continue reading
To all you parents out there: My newborn, 1 month old www.parents-space.com , is already becoming a great resource of information for parents.
(If I sound proud, it’s because I am!)
An amazing group of contributing authors (which I can’t thank enough) have gathered together to write in PS ; some of them are counsellors, some are parents sharing their daily challenges, and all are there for you. Continue reading