My teen has a better social life than me ~ in fact they've a better social / work life balance than me.
Awesome parenting I put it down to and perhaps old fashioned rules.
For example he's only seen the podcast talks on Game of Thrones on YouTube his YouTube is restricted . However now he's 17 he been given the option to watch Game of Thrones.
You see it's a good cop / bad cop parenting situation ~ I'm the only female in the house even the cats are male. Mrs Robinson has tried to strangle me on numerous occasions ~ Mrs Robinson is the car ,Mrs Robinson loves my husband but hates me . She has tried to strangle me with the seat belt.
Parenting is like trying to throw the baby bird out the nest.
I'm the one that dropped him crying at beavers and made myself and my husband run away , tough love but with a care .
After all those years of saying
" put your coat on "
He's brought one with his own money a trendy wool one from Zara.
And that's it he's out on his own into town during the day with friends and he's a quiet like me.
Friends make you , he feels part of something it taken a long time .
But I was part of that . My husband was part of that. Our family is part of that guidance.