What parents long to hear from their teenagers……

by Rod Smith

Things parents long to hear from their teenagers….

• Lets eat many meals together and talk about anything you’d like to talk about – I want to understand you and how you see things.

• Is there anything I’m missing in the way I treat you that you’d care to help me with – I want to treat others well.

• This weekend I want to stay home, get my bedroom in order, and handwrite some letters to each of my grandparents – it’s high time they heard from me.

• Could you please help me to see my blind spots – you know, the areas that others see but are perhaps to polite to mention – I want help with those in my life?

• I have decided to save as much money as possible – I see how necessary it is.

• Education is key to almost everything – I am going to get as much of it as I can get.

• When it comes to choosing a life-partner I am going to need all the help I can get – I want you fully in-the-loop when it comes to my friendships.

• Could you please take some time to help me understand your life, your childhood, and your good and not-so-good experiences – I want to learn as much as possible about you and from you?

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