I know you feel trapped and alone – outnumbered, outmaneuvered and outgunned. That teenager in your house, who bears no resemblance to the cute infant, the entertaining toddler and the young student, is in fact your child.
You can’t remain in denial.
Just accept the fact that everything you think or say will be criticized.
That sarcasm has moved from a form of comedy to their way of life.
That Hercules faced no challenge as great as your teen views taking out the garbage.
That your car is perpetually out of gas when you try to use it.
This, too, shall pass.
Take heart. Someday, many years from now, when your child approaches 30, he or she will move out and start their own life. Realize what it means to make a living and start a family of their own.
And their children shall grow into teenagers.