I do love my eldest son even though there are those darkest of days when he does try his utmost to make it a real challenge. I know all the stuff about teenage brains and hormones and yes whilst I feel slightly sympathetic, what about us, the poor parents who are forced to suffer along with them? I have absolutely no doubt that when J K Rowling thought up the Dememtors for her Harry Potter books, she had a teenager in mind; dark, willowy characters that lurk around and suck all the life out of you. That sounds very much like a teenager to me.
10. The final and most important rule is that I am always right. Yes, you have years of experience, blah, blah, blah .. but I am a teenager. I am never wrong and I have enough insight and experience to know everything. Fact. So don’t try and tell me that I’m wrong or that there is a different way of thinking, because there isn’t.
Some wise person once told me that parenting a teen is like a light switch going off for a few years and everything goes very dark and then suddenly the light goes on again and you have your lovely child back again as an adult. I can’t wait for the light to switch back on, are we nearly there yet?