You cannot tell always by looking
what is happening.
More than half a tree is spread out
in the soil under your feet.
Teenagers have always been a challenge. One parent observes, “Life with a teen can be compared to wrestling with an octopus.” Some have suggested sending them on a prolonged six-year camping experience. If only it were that easy. People often say that the first step toward recovery is to admit that you have a problem. Your problem is that there is no simple escape plan. You will raise your teenagers, and with a little luck, you and your teens will live to tell about it.
For many of us who have survived these years, the dread of adolescence dominates ...