My 15-year-old daughter is entering the stage of life where her friends are beginning to do dumb, teenager things. I’m thankful that’s she’s open and honest with me about it, but it’s terrifying every time I hear a story of a kid she knows who came to school high or is having sex. It’s brutal.
She’s told me several times that she doesn’t want anything to do with the things she sees the other kids doing, and she was surprised when I said I understood where she was coming from.
“But things are so different than when you were a kid?”
“Yeah, they are. But so much stays the same. It’s just in a different context.”