My son had lunch today with some of his former classmates. While at the mall, the other moms and I had lunch together too. We started talking about our teenagers and exchanged stories about how to deal with different issues that are relevant at this point. Bong and I are new to this thing. Everything feels so new and scary. Fortunately for us, these other parents have raised other teenagers in their families. They unselfishly share the techniques that they use and the lessons they have learned with their other children. It is really difficult to raise teenagers in today’s world. But with friends like these, we are hopeful that we will get through this without much damage.