This post is sponsored by the Center for Parent and Teen Communication. All opinions (and memories!) of My Shining Star – Then, Now and Always! are my own.
I’ll never forget the first time you picked up a baseball bat, you were 3, they were teenagers. You walked right up to them in the middle of their pick up game and asked if you could play. Your confidence was ten times bigger than you were and you showed it. They entertained you by throwing a few balls your way, and you swung and swung never fearing the ball or the bigger kids. That moment led to a passion for baseball for years to come.
After years of playing baseball, you decided to put down the bat and pick up a basketball in high school. You were old enough to make these decisions for yourself and never afraid to make them. When you were needed by a rookie baseball team of 5-year-olds, you committed to a season of coaching them, voluntarily. You took on a responsibility in your teen years that adults weren’t able to commit too. You welcomed these young impressionable kids with open arms the same way you had once been welcomed to the sport of baseball so many years ago.
My Shining Star
Those teenagers were your shining stars, then you became a shining star to a group of kids, but most importantly, you have always been my shining star.
The Center for Parent and Teen Communication
The Center for Parent and Teen Communication, part of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, wants you to remember that “during those moments when you feel the most challenged, draw from the memories of who your children really are.” Loved this article, Remember the Best In Your Child and See it in Your Teen, by Dr. Ken Ginsburg. The Center for Parent and Teen Communication is the guidebook all parents need while navigating the teenage years.
What are your Then and Now positive teen moments?
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