My oldest son is getting ready to step off into the abyss, also known as the teen years. While I know this is a huge deal for him, it is a colossal deal for me. The navigation of these years is sure to be a test of endurance for us both.
Little things have already started to occur, the first girlfriend, group dates, IM's, all of these have been met with thoughts of worry. When I say worry I mean him not me. I worry that he won't be accepted. I worry that he will get his heart broken. I worry that some perv is going to try and contact him on IM. See a trend here?
Do other parents have these same concerns? Am I being over protective? Do I need to take a step back and just let him experience it all by himself?
Man no one told me this parenting gig would be so hard.