I didn’t love Middle School or High School.
I know why….I had moved at least eight times by the time I was in high school. So, being the ‘new kid’ wasn’t exactly a surprise venture, but it certainly wasn’t easy. Especially considering I was joining many kids who had been together since kindergarten. I was brutally insecure. More than a few times my husband has stressed I will ‘pass off’ my teen experience on my kids.
Not to worry….not only am I am stronger and more confident person than I was then….I have had the joy of watching my small people grown in to their own personalities and yes, confidence.
Check back with me in a year or so.
In the meantime, I’m over on Johnson & Johnson’s Healthy Essentials talking about lessons in self care for your teen (including the all-important skin care!). I’d love for you to take a look and let me know what YOU share with your kids as they make the jump in to their teenage years.
Disclosure – I’m proud to have a long term partnership with Healthy Essentials and Johnson & Johnson. As always, all thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone.