Good Lord... I need help... Serious help in surviving these teen years with my daughters. The moodiness and sassiness of my 13-year old is going to send me over the edge. So God, if you are reading this now, I pray to you, please grant me the patience, strength and understanding to deal with these unique challenges that I am faced with as a parent right now in my life.
My 13-year old, whom we have dubbed "Funny Face" for blogging purposes, is a kind, loving and caring teen
90% 75%, 50% of the time. She is your typical adolescent teen who displays feelings of uncertainty, unhappiness, sensitivity and above all, moodiness.
Moodiness because she often changes from withdrawn and grumpy to sociable and silly within minutes.
And depending on what side of the bed she awakens, she may be angry at the world...or at her parents and we will never know the reason why.
But, when things are going her way, you will find her happy and giddy.
And at times, she is convinced that everyone is watching and judging her.
These happy moments are few and far in between.
And it's times like these when I do not know if I should laugh or cry because it's hard not to take it personally.
But then, for no unforseen reason, my smiling "Funny Face" comes around and all is right with the world once again, that is until the next mood... swings in.