The Puberty Stage

My son AJ had grown fast, becoming very alert and quick witted. He also had some few tricks under his sleeves. More often, he is very outspoken and full of humor. The only concern we have as parents is that, he’s way, too comfortable to say whatever comes to his mind in front of the people, whether good or something not pleasing to the ears. Somehow, I reminded him, but often times he would easily forget and will just say… I’m sorry! And he’s fast in saying those magic words and at times, he’s not mindful of the hurt he may give.

He is also becoming very daring and will take risks to experience or try anything new that takes his fancy. He would rather associate himself with those older than him, than with his age group. In fact, we observe that he can discuss animatedly and would even make them laugh with some of his crazy antics. He would try things such as riding outside or on top of the jeepney rather than inside. He would dive and swim on a six-feet deep pool, though he is not that a strong swimmer yet. Be the first to try zip-lining when those older than him cowers with some inhibitions and fears.

He is on his way, to finish G12 and excited to be in college next year. A great opportunity for him to mingle and meet new friends with the same likes and desires. I’m glad seeing him grow strong and learn the hard way. He is also learning to wake up early and wash his own clothes.

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