As a parent, one of the most difficult stages of your life is when your little babies make the transition from child to teenager. I am really nervous about this stage, but I have been offered some fabulous tips. After puberty, everything changes; the way they look, the way they talk and what they want to do with their hours is suddenly totally different. Whether they are out at a friend’s house with their phone out of battery, raiding the alcohol cabinet and replacing the Single Malt with water, or contemplating what a relationship feels like, it can seem like everything they do or say is designed to shock.
One thing that will strike any parent is how quickly their kids grow up. I’m always amazing how fast they grow and how much their tastes can seemingly change on a day-to-day basis. But it’s not just their favourite pop stars or computer games that can be ever-changing, as even their tastes in clothes and decorations can suddenly alter too.