A mom trying to figure it out...
Believe me - it'll go fast. The bad thing is, it doesn't feel fast when you're in the middle of it!
It is so hard this stage! It is true though - you get them back somewhere around 18. Oh that seems so long. I have found that if you have patience that when they do come back someday they are sweeter than ever.Good luck - You can do it!
always said there should be an island called "Puberty" where they all went until they were "done". My daughter thought I was mean until she got a teen of her own, now she is in search of the island.
Yep it will pass. They become human again about age 23 and you find you really LIKE them again! :) Of course, we always love them, just can't stand them! LOLOur minister told us that it is God's way of cutting the apron strings and that very few people shed tears when the kids leave because they are both ready--as it should be if we have taught them well and given them wings to fly but roots of love. :) Good luck! This too, will pass!