Sunday, May 26, 2013


I now have a 8th grader in the house.

This year has been fast and furious!
Coco has grown so much in the past 10 months. She is not my little girl any more.  We are still really close but I feel it changing as I have to be the parent and guide and discipline, while she is stretching her wings as she is growing and maturing. To be quite honest not in every way that I had hoped. Maturity has different meanings for me than for her! We are both having to learn and grow as this new relationship grows. What scares me is that I only have this one chance.
 We have struggled in school for the first time and not because she had a hard time grasping the concepts. She had a hard time grasping the need to do her best. She ended the year with 1 A and the rest B's but I know she could have all A's. Too much time worrying about what friends were doing. To much time worrying about what the boys were doing.
When I was 12 going into 8th grade I was still playing with Barbies and Babies. There are no Barbies or babies, they have been replaced with Ipod's, Instagram, FB , school dances and boys, boys, boys! It is not just her, all of her friends are the same way.  They seem to have this fascination with body parts, not the actual parts just the names of them. Is this normal? I sure don't know but my friends that teach this age group say it is. She also told me they seem to grow out of it in the 8-9th grades. She no longer has any social media as she lost those privileges a few weeks ago. I found some words that were not in allowed being used and I deleted it all. What is scary is that it doesn't seem to bother her.
I pray these next few months I will be the person she is with the most and I can influence her more so than friends do. I have a new bible study and 8 great dates with my daughter that I plan to work thru with her. I covet your prayers for us to grow and mature in a Godly way before another school year comes and those influences become most important.
Any tips for a new TEEN mom??
Would love to hear them!!

1 comment:

reginag said...

Congratulations for a new look!

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