There has been nearly no conflict. I’m throwing this out as encouragement to parents of high school or college age children. They do emerge from the darkness. Snarky influences from the Disney Channel, MTV, VH1 do diminish.
She seems more calm… more assured. She is less likely to get upset because of a short term bump in the road. Her emotional world no longer turns on a dime.
In other words, she is growing up.
We’ll be heading out west in March for a friend’s son’s bar mitzvah. At the moment that seems too long a wait.