Fears of parenting a teen
Hi everyone! Am I the only one out there scared to death of raising a teenager? My son turns 15 in November and I am consumed with fear of what is to come. He is actually a good kid. I caught him in a lie recently and feel like I can't trust him at all. He asked if he could go to the beach with his 1/2 brother, his 1/2 brothers girlfriend, and his own girlfriend. I said only if there is a parent going to supervise as he is not allowed to actually date. He said the 1/2 brothers girlfriend is going so I called the mother to verify. She told me that she was indeed going. I found out a couple days later that she did not go and she lied to me. The trust is gone and it is very hard to deal with. I know that he is a teenager and they are going to test their limits.
I think back to everything and worry that I made bad choices. I just look back and can only remember the things that I wish I would have done better or differently.
I hope I snap out of this and hope it is just a phase.
Any others out there having a hard time realizing that your little one is now a teenager that is going to act like one? :-(