What No One Tells You About Parenting an Adolescent

The angst and attitude are challenging, yes. But here’s the bigger challenge we don’t talk about.

Kerala Taylor
Human Parts
Published in
7 min readDec 15, 2023

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I expected the raging hormone cocktail. I didn’t expect it quite so soon, but the mood swings and eye rolls and furrowed brows didn’t come as a huge surprise. My partner and I have always known we’d be in for it…

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Kerala Taylor
Human Parts

Award-winning writer. Interrupting notions of what it means to be a mother, woman, worker, and wife. Subscribe: https://keralataylor.substack.com