Interview with God (video)


Most parents feel the same…

Dear Son, crazy how endless my love is for you. Even as i try to help you i can feel your aversion for parental guidance. Most teens do.

It’s common for teens to (stereotypically) rebel and avoid their parent(s).

At an unknown future time, you will look back and feel deep gratitude.

i wish it would happen sooner.

While we both wait, i will find solace in quiet moments with our creator.

Note: Our relationship is excellent. This post is referring in general terms to the journey required to create and maintain an excellent parent/child relationship.





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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. Jeff,

    You are not alone. I read this today and totally get it first-hand. I am about to start round two, as one nears 18 and the other turns 13.

    As always, you are in my prayers!


      1. I agree. What you said doesn’t mean you don’t have a good relationship with your son. I have a good relationship with mine as well. I just know that there is a time period as teens where they are wanting to stretch their wings on their way to becoming adults. We are no longer the source for their decision-making…we become “advisors” on their journey. The conversations change…no longer directive, but exploratory.

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