Parents sometimes throw up their hands when it comes to their teenaged daughter or son: “I have no idea what you were thinking when you did that.” “Why do you spend so much time with that group of friends?” “What are you, crazy?”
After all, their son or daughter finds themselves becoming more independent, perhaps a little more self-confident, and open to exploring different facets of their personality that previously were left untouched.
And all of this behavior is absolutely terrifying to the parents.
What happened to the kind, thoughtful, and sharing son or daughter you used to have? In fact, nothing out of the ordinary. They’re growing, learning, and exploring all that life has to offer. In short, they’re going through the normal changes of adolescence.
Maybe they’re not the crazy ones after all. Maybe it’s the parents who are nuts.