This month we celebrate the 13th birthday of our firstborn, and my husband and I will dive headfirst into parenting teenagers. Just the way I’ve phrased that sentence says a lot about the mixed feelings we have in anticipation of this milestone! We’re a bit nervous, but trying to stay positive. So it was hugely encouraging to tune in to a recent event Parenting Place hosted on Facebook Live: Petra Bagust chatted with Parenting Place’s in-house psychologist Dr Linde-Marie Amersfoort and youth workers Zara Maslin and Paula Fakalata. This awesome foursome shared some absolute gold and I felt empowered to sift out the negativity from those previously mentioned mixed feelings, and get excited about the good times of raising teens!
Here are the highlights from a great interview – you can still find it on our Facebook page if you’d like to tune in for the full event.