We, as moms, may have many jobs that we fill, but Motherhood will always be the greatest job we'll ever have. Yes, it will be the hardest, most trying job, but still the most rewarding.
I am a tutor that loves working with teens. I love this job as my chosen career, not because the pay is great, but because I love helping teens and students learn, and inspire them to create a life long passion for learning.
But even though I pursue this job because I love it, I still feel that motherhood is the greatest job I'll ever have. It is another reason why I love tutoring so much! Because this website, and creating these resources for you has allowed me to stay at home with my babies while they are still so young.
As moms, there is nothing that we wouldn't do for our kids.
Which is why I see many parents seek out tutoring help for their kids, because we would be willing to get them any help they need in order to succeed in life!
But for many moms this past Sunday, Mothers Day was not very pleasant. You may be going through a season with your teen where they are being very difficult. By difficult I mean, disrespectful, rebellious, resistant to authority, lack of effort towards responsibilities, etc.
If you can relate, then on behalf of all the rebellious teens, I am sorry you were forgotten this Mothers Day!
You may not have received flowers, jewelry, gifts, or a card. (like my mom. Sorry I forgot to send you a card!). Or worse, you may have gotten in another argument with your teen.
But I want to tell you to take heart, and stay encouraged! Because while these teenage years may be a difficult phase in life, this too shall pass.
One day, your teen will be a grown adult in their 20's, remembering all the times you had to put up with their poor behavior. They may not remember this moment, what they said, what tone they used, but they WILL remember how much you helped them, stuck with them, and loved them through it!
I was a bit of a rebellious teen, as many teenage girls tend to be, and yet today, as an adult, I can attest that I have come out the other side, and that my own mother is one of my closest friends.
It's funny how becoming a mother yourself makes you have so much more appreciation for your own mother!
When I became a mother, my newborn had SEVERE colic. My introduction to motherhood was dark, ugly, and filled with tears and sleepless nights. (as in, I did not sleep one single night in six months!). When I needed help, you can BET I needed my mom!
If you are a mom struggling with your difficult teen, then just know that there will come a time when your child becomes an adult that they will need their mommy. Their attitudes and behavior will be different. They will be older and more mature to understand the sacrifices you have made for them, and how much you love them.
So if this season of your life is difficult with your child, focus on the future, when that loving child is bringing home their own child, and has no clue what to do. Guess who they will turn to for help. (and no, it won't be dad). :)
This season is only temporary. And in a few years, when your child is grown, they may be able to look at you and call you friend.
My name is Rachael and I have been a private tutor for over 10 years. I earned my undergraduate degree in 2 and a half years and earned my graduate degree by age 22. I have tutored dozens of high school students, college students, and graduate students. I offer my resources and experience to help parents learn how to best help their teen or child that is struggling in school.