I have a 16-year-old teenage daughter. Sometimes, the drama can be unbearable. But somehow or another, we slug through it all.

Don’t expect any parenting advice from me. I don’t have a clue. It’s all trial and error. However, there are ways you can help yourself to deal with the drama. I’m doing it right now. After an hour of emotional overload, due to Annie’s anxiety about a small issue with her car, I’ve escaped to my room and I’m writing.

I did my best to calm her worries, but it took it’s emotional toll on me. Writing is one of the best forms of self-therapy that I know. You don’t have to journal all the details of the drama, just write enough to clear your head a little.

For a writer, even though it might suck in the moment, drama isn’t all bad. It helps us to study and understand human emotion. That, in turn, can help in character development. So, there is a good side to the drama. There’s actually a good side to almost anything if you look for it. – dse

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Author: Dan Steven Erickson

Dan Steven Erickson is a great undiscovered American songwriter.