Our teens like to go walking at night by the lake. I don’t worry about them getting into trouble for two reasons. The first reason is that they’re Vampire teens and more prepared than other kids. They have the ability to see in the dark and protect themselves.
The second and most important reason is because of their parents. Yes, give credit where it is due.
All Vampire parents know that the teen years are some of the most important parenting years. So many people think that parenting ends when their kids get older. They think teens don’t need them. WRONG.
Teens need their parents NOW more than even toddlers. Maybe even more.
The teenage brain is growing and changing at a startling rate. Their bodies are changing. Their social status is changing. They are getting their wings (or fangs in our case) and leaning to fly on their own. They are turning into adults.
They need YOU – their parents. Don’t let them down.
Teens might push away, but don’t let that fool you. They need you now more than ever.
Be there for them. Talk to them. Love them. Encourage them. Help them become the teens and adults you’ll be proud of.