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NICOLE C MULLEN-REDEEMER
I saw you ask this on FB and as the mother of a 16 year old boy I really had nothing. Nothing.
It's like when I became a new parent and all of these folks came out of the woodwork and told me what I could expect and often times while some were right, many were wrong. No one experience is the same as another.
Here are the three things that I have had to learn (my rules so written from my perspective):
1) Always give him a safe place to share how they feel and seek to understand how they got there.
2) His life experience is not a replacement for what I missed out on. I can inform him on how I felt about missing prom or sports but ultimately, his choices are his.
3) At the end of the day, he just wants to be loved. For as much as I have talked to him about his behavior, his grades or the fact that I have had to remind him to clean his room for the 1,000th time I need to tell him (and show him) that I love him even more!
Good luck... always ask for help... and know that you have a ton of folks praying for this new journey in your life!