The Progression Of Parenthood

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This post is sponsored by the Center for Parent and Teen Communication.  All opinions (and memories!) are my own.



He was all about quiet fun. Little puzzles, building blocks, and time to enjoy his favorite TV show on Nick Jr. or Disney Jr. My first born was such a breeze. Of course, I didn’t realize it until we had 2 more kids to follow him around, but he really was the first need I needed. He was my little buddy, and was so laid back and pleasant. But, as we all realize, there is a progression of parenthood.

Brandon Jr Headshot


Well, he’s still pretty laid back, but the teenage years have started. Along with those years, are the hormonal changes, deep voices, and mustache makings. You read that right — mustaches! Boy, do they grow up fast. So fast, we can’t help but think back to those times when they were little, even when they’re currently towering over you. From little buddy to big buddy, in the blink of an eye.

This video took me back to those days when I could actually say my oldest was my “little boy:”

The Center for Parent and Teen Communication is a new, valuable resource for every parent navigating the teen years. You can get a taste for the type of advice you’ll find with this post from the director, Dr. Ginsburg:  

When you think about those times when your kiddo was little, what’s the first memory that pops into your head? Let me know in the comments below!

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My name is Amiyrah and I'm an an African American fashion & lifestyle blogger based in Ohio.

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  1. 10.8.18
    Melanie Hameed said:

    I just shared this with my students. When we would be in the car, Uda, as we call him, would be in his car seat in the back seat. I would reach my open hand back to him. Without hesitation, he would place his little hand in mine. He is now 23. He lives away from home. We miss him daily. However, when I extend my open hand to him, to this day, he’ll place his hand, extremely large now, in mine.

    • 10.9.18
      Amiyrah said:

      Aww Aunt Mel! This just made me cry!