Driving Lessons or How to Disarm a Teenager
SM's Journey: Reflections from the Trenches
Before listening to this episode of Reflections from the Trenches, I’d encourage you to read Living the Dream. I published that one purely for context for this podcast episode. 2018 was a wild, painful yet exciting, and precious year for the four of us; one that remains infamous in our family’s collective memory. When 8th grade started making our daughter sick, we pulled her from school.
What followed was a series of adventures—some I am still working to forgive myself for and some that created valuable awarenesses and precious memories. I was discovering just how challenging parenting teens was going to be, and I was determined to try anything that would keep my kids close and my family together.