When I heard anyone say "Middle School," I think back to my own middle schools days. Not my finest hour. I was, well, I was squirrley. I did things, said things, and behaved in ways that were vastly different from the rest of my life, before and after those years. What a blessing to look back at those years.
As we homeschool, we don't think much in terms of grades until high school. We just read and learn as the years pass by. But, somewhere around the age of 10-13, my children entered the squirrley years.
"Where did my child go?"
"Who is this person?"
They did not become mean or turn away from the Lord. They did not become rebellious. They just became squirrley.
Why is this age so awkward?
Well, they are no longer children, but they are not yet adults.
And to top it all off, their hormones are kicking in! What does that look like?
The teen years are an amazing adventure that can be filled with joyful exuberance one minute and angst the next.
So much is going on in the heart, mind, and life of a teen.
While there can be challenging moments, parenting teens is awesome! We can enjoy a deep friendship with our beloved sons and daughters while we pass the baton of faith to the next generation.
Let’s explore the teen years so we can understand and enjoy our teenagers.
A Time of Fluctuating Emotions