What It’s like to Raise a Teenage Daughter

“Hannah is the most competent person in our house, and she’s a puddle. She wants to know the correct answer, what other people would like her to say, but she’s furious if she thinks the right answer is untrue. I want to say: I’ll give you all I’ve got, but I wasn’t that great at being a teenager, and I’m a pretty flawed adult, too.”

I don’t have a teenage daughter, but I’m guessing this will resonate with anybody who does, used to, or will some day.

Elizabeth Weil shares a personal look at what it’s like to raise a teenage daughter and deal with the pride, fear, frustration, and love that comes with one.