If you think that taking care of a baby is hard, then just wait until that child turns into a moody, messy teenager. Babies may cry and struggle to communicate, but teenagers will slam doors, stay out late, and turn their room into a total pigsty!
In this installment of Truth Bomb Mom, Kristina Kuzmic gets honest about raising a teenage son while she plows through piles of dirty clothes and dishes.
Of course, Kristina is happy to help her son out, but sometimes she gets tired of babying him all the time.
“He needs to learn to take care of his own responsibilities because Mommy is not going to follow him off to college (although I will stalk him — but just a little bit),” says Kristina. “He needs me to prepare him for real life.”
It’s easy to get annoyed at your teenager for being moody and not doing their part around the house, but Kristina has learned that the best way to get through to her teenage son is not by judging him but by listening to him first.
“The best way to know what my teenager needs… is to stop talking at him, stop assuming I know what’s going on, and just pay attention,” says Kristina.
We were all teenagers once, and so we know what a difficult time it can be. That’s why the best way to be the parent of a teenager is to practice patience and just be there for our kids.
Check out Kristina’s advice below, and make sure to SHARE these words of wisdom with any mothers you know!
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