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"Right now, I'm not sure I like him very much": The unique struggle of raising a teenage son.

"Right now, I'm not sure I like him very much": The unique struggle of raising a teenage son.

Parenting young children is often about the basics: the sleep, the feeds and the contents of their nappies. As they get older, sleeping and eating might still cause concern but navigating their world of friendships, technology, aggression and independence are added to the list.

Mum of two boys Adrienne* knows what it’s like to parent an uncommunicative teenage son.

“I have been told to ‘f**k off’ after confiscating my 14-year-old son’s device, but mostly I get very little feedback,” Adrienne said.

“I am learning to step back to let him make his own mistakes but it is hard. He makes it clear that I ‘wouldn’t understand’ his problems and while I can see he is not always happy, he can’t articulate why.

Read more here: https://www.mamamia.com.au/angry-teenage-son/

Nurse Emma worked in a circumcision clinic. What she saw has stayed with her for 25 years.

Nurse Emma worked in a circumcision clinic. What she saw has stayed with her for 25 years.

“I felt horribly judged”: Three mums on their circumcision decision and why they made it.

“I felt horribly judged”: Three mums on their circumcision decision and why they made it.