Spending time with teenagers can be challenging but it is also fulfilling. I think the best thing is get them out in nature one on one.
3 day canoe trip 1 1/2 hour hike
11 girls, 2 female/2 male chaperones 1 mom, 1 son
10 inhaled bugs 3 mosquitoes in my eye
stuck on boulders 15 x 3 stops to catch breath
4 roots hanging off bank trees 100’s baby birch, pine, oak
1 tip over 3 stumbles on trail
6-10 pee breaks/woods/river 1 pee break off trail
5 walking canoe through shallows 1 hunting sign
20 rapids, strainers, logs . . . 1 no hunting sign
5 frogs, 150 bugs, 2 campfires swarms of bugs, 5 toads
20 muscles I’ve never used sore 4 muscles sore
lots of laughter and conversation he laughed, lots of conversation
3 days with my daughter. . . 1.5 hours with my son. . .
May you enjoy the priceless moments with your loved ones and take the road less traveled. It may not be your ideal of a good time but love can take you a long way to thriving.