Recently, I was listening to a song by Taylor Swift — Never Grow Up — and it tugged on my heartstrings in more ways than I imagined. How in the world did my son grow up to become a teenager before my eyes?
It’s hard being a teenager in this world, with so many people looking up to celebrities, YouTube sensations, and Instagram influencers. Many people put up a facade about who they are and, teens become sucked into a false reality that they aren’t good enough.
You may think you’ll get in trouble, but always remember, we were a teenager once, too. Chances are your father and I have been through the same situations. Life is a learning lesson and no matter what, we have your back. We’re here to pick you up when you fall.
The one thing I wish my parents talked to me more about. Once you get a credit card or a car purchase under your name, it’s extremely important to always stay on top of your payments.