I get frustrated when I open a Huff Post parenting tidbit and find that it is, once again, targeted to parents of young children. There are so rarely essays, blogs, books dedicated to one’s life as the parent of a teen (or two or three.) You can read about how to get your child into college, but you can’t read about how to process the concurrent joy and grief that accompanies living with a high school senior for whom breathing the same air as you is painful.
So, in response to the latest HuffPo maudlin top ten list – “20 Things Every Parent Should Hear” – I offer you my thoughts on “15 Things To Remember on High School Graduation Day.”
This is for me and my son, almost 18, and graduating from high school on Monday.