My teen daughter had a rough day last week.
That’s putting it lightly!
She yelled at her sister for 10 minutes while I was in another room coaching a client.
She didn’t just yell loud enough for the neighbors to hear,
she screamed a curse word for the first time, EVER.
She didn’t just say one; she said three!
She slammed the front door so hard; it shook the house.
She went for a walk and ended up 10 miles away from home.
She called for me to come get her.
I had five things left to do before dinner, but I dropped them and when to get her.
I was not happy about this interruption, the yelling, nor the door slamming.
I had plenty of things I wanted to say to her once I picked her up.
I was scared that my usually happy, high achieving teen, that keeps life together was spiraling down into a deep hole.
I was annoyed that she was letting her anger out so uncontrolled.
As I went to pick her up, her phone died, and I couldn’t find her.
Once I got to where she said to pick her up, I spent 10 minutes looking for her.
I was a bit scared but more annoyed at this point.
When she got in the car, I yelled, “this is not OK.”
I saw her clench her fist and then her teeth.
Her breathing became shallow and rushed.
She was on the verge of an anxiety attack.
A soft voice whispered to me, “you can do this.”
I then whispered it to her as I prompted her to try to take a deep breath.
So whoever needs to hear it today,
You CAN DO this!
It feels difficult as we are faced with unmet expectations, cancellations, interruptions, disappointments, sick babies, homeschool, business growing, and angry teens!
If you’re a teen with lots of emotions, or the parent not knowing what to do with your teen’s emotions, or if you feel like my teen, but you 𝐀𝐑𝐄 the parent, trying to grow your business, we can do this together.
We CAN DO this!