We know what it’s like to be a teen because we were all teenagers once, right? Well, not quite. In this month’s Voices episode, Meagan is joined by her son, affectionately nicknamed “Good Ol’ Reliable William” to discuss life as a teenager. As a 18-year-old wrapping up his senior year, Will walks us through the nuances of 9th-12th grade, shares some high school memories, and reveals what he’s looking forward to. He also schools us all on what adults don’t get about being a teen . . . and Meagan explains what balancing a checkbook is. Together, we bond over the universality of struggling to appreciate where you are in the moment. Listen ’til the end to hear Will’s message for moms who are (and will be!) raising teenagers. Enjoy!
- Listen to the other episodes in this series about Ages 2-8 and Ages 9-17
- Meagan’s IG essay on momming young adults
- Read Will’s blog
- Check out this related content: Managing Kids’ Extracurriculars, Winning, Losing, and That Moment When Your Kid Shows You The Door (an essay Meagan wrote about Will), and Raising Lifelong Learners