Teflon Teens

You get to a point sometimes that no matter what you tell your teen or how you tell them  it ain’t sticking, like teflon. They will do what they want, when they want and how they want. How do we stop or control this?

How many times can you tell your teen to:

1. Clean your room

2. Put your clothes away

3. Do your homework

4. Be home by curfew

5. Be careful when you’re out

6. Be safe, make smart choices

7. Don’t drink or do drugs

and the list goes on and on.

I find myself helpless that I can’t get through to my daughter no matter what.  So what can I do? Keep at her and never give up? Give up and just let her do what she wants, she will anyway? Is there an answer? I don’t know. Do you? Does anyone?

I do know that I, not like teflon, will stick by her and hope that something, anything that I have told her over and over has sunk in and stuck.

So until then, I wait, hope, breathe, exhale and repeat.


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  1. Megan December 19, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Thank you so much! I needed exactly this right now. No list of advice or long personal story, (although I like posts like that too) but it just nailed it on my helpless feeling tonight, just when that choking feeling of failure and fear were taking over, reading this gave me hope again just knowing that I’m not alone.

    1. mominthesprings January 22, 2014 at 5:37 pm


      I am so glad I could help!! You are NOT alone!! Please continue to follow our blog and write to us. We have to stick together. This too shall pass. Things will get better. I have to believe that because that is what everyone tells me.
      Have faith, breathe and take one day at a time and most importantly, do NOT take anything personally. They do love us.


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