I feel bad for one of my friends. She’s a single mom and experiencing tremendous hardship about his son who’s at the age of fifteen. With all her plans for him, she had never imagined that this problem ensued without warning. Well, her teenage son gotten his girlfriend pregnant. Yes, he is only 15 years old and she’s 21. What it hurts more is the boy likely to stop going to school and trying to stay away from her mother’s control. Who knows what a 15-year old soon to be a father thought, maybe he wants to become his own person or to be with his girl.
How should we respond to this kind of situation? I am a mother, and though I don’t have yet to experience that kind of problems, and hope will never be, still I feel the dilemma. My son is 17 years old and yes I am still in the process of guiding him to find a balance between obedience and freedom.
We know teen years often are a time of experimentation. During this vital moment, our kids are exposed to numerous issues like peer-pressure, curiosity, stress, sex, and social media. They want to explore the world outside and believing themselves that they can do better without an adult meddling them. And as a parent, it is one of our struggles.
When our children become another person, let’s hold on to them the way we held them for the first time. No matter how much they hurt us, our love should be consistent and firm. No matter what they have become, we should be the same parents they can run to when everything falls out of their way.
When they become another person, we should still love them.