Travelling With Teens – Negotiating The Super Highway To Adulthood

TEENS CAN BE TERRIFIC AND TERRIBLE ALL AT THE SAME TIME!

Life for a teen is not always easy, they are trying to find their voice, discovering a little new found freedom as they venture out into the big wide world, start to consider what their future can hold for them and all the while, hormones are changing their bodies into young adults!

I have two gorgeous girls – 1 a full blown teen and 1 about to become one at the end this month. I adore my girls, and as I am now a single mother, the job of guiding my girls to becoming responsible, well adjusted and totally awesome adults rests almost purely on my shoulders…..a momentous job, and one the scares and thrills me too no end!

On that note, I decided to add a new catagory to my blog – Travelling With Teens – to share where we are on this journey and what we are facing and dealing with.  This should make for some very interesting reading for the girls in the future!

Allow me to introduce you too the two that will be the topic of many a discussion in the future.

Miss WW (16) is a wonderful young women, who has been blessed with a clever brain and she sure knows how to use it. She is in Year 11 at one of Queensland’s most prestigious schools, that is a selective entry school operating on the IB system, that will see her gain a tertiary score that will allow her to study at any University in the world. She is going to be a neuro-surgeon, and decided this in Grade 1! Definately a little OCD, addicted to Physie (Physical Culture), has a part-time job as a barista and has been my rock and saving grace!

Miss WW (almost 13) is an awesome girl, who also does well at school even though she is a bit slack in the dedication department. She loves music, will always find her doing the dishes with her ipod on singing and grooving away. Enjoys drawing, colouring and creating (even though she thinks she is no good at it). Starting at High School this year has me stressing about what new people would enter her life, but I am breathing a big sigh of relief as all her new friends are really nice girls from lovely families! She spends hours on the phone and her social life is her main priority – pretty normal!

I am really looking forward to this new branch on my blog tree, and I really hope you enjoy this journey too!

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