My daughter is on the brink of adolescence, scary new territory for the both of us. She’s trudging through that precarious, almost-but-not-quite-a-teen state of limbo, we’ve all had to struggle through on our way to adulthood. Of course, I want to help guide her through this awkward phase and see her come out the other side a strong, self-assured young woman.
So on days when she’s more defiant than usual and has me at my wit’s end. I remind myself to take a deep breath in and calmly try to see things from her perspective. Remembering that during the earliest stages of puberty,