Away From Me

Maureen Stiles Tweens & Teens

The first day of his last year in high school. The first of many lasts is my immediate future. He jumped up ready to tackle it, even if I wasn’t.

The Art of Parental Embarrassment

Joy Riggs Tweens & Teens

Someone let out a giggle, and that started it—we all began to laugh. All of us except Steve, who was still searching the wall in vain for this mysterious “other painting.”

From Teenager To Kid Again

Lauren ONeill Tweens & Teens

My son is back. The one I understand. The one who wants to be around me, wants me to know about everything going on in his life. I know he might not walk through the door tomorrow, but I’ll spend as much time with him as I can, today.