And has nothing to do with teens but my 'baby' is 21 today. How did that happen? It seems like only last year that he was a baby and only last month that I started lurking on this board. And in reality I started lurking here when Jason was 12 and he's going to be 24 in June! YIKES!
To those of you that are just at the beginning of these teen years - treasure every minute of the good times, keep communication open, and choose your battles. To those of you that are in the midst of the stage where your formerly sweet child seems to have turned into an alien overnight and doesn't want anything to do with you - try to remember that one day they'll be back. To those of you at the other end of the teen years - enjoy the young adults that they have become. They may not be perfect and they may not make all the choices you would have wanted them to make but remember you did the best you could and everything you did you did out of love.