You want me to make good decisions;
I do. Sometimes my choices
Aren’t always in line with yours, but
That doesn’t mean I am not capable.
You say you’re afraid I’ll make mistakes.
I know I’ll make my share, more than a few,
But then how else will I succeed
Without trial and error and freedom to learn.
You think I need more control;
What I really need is your support.
You’ve taught me to think and act for myself;
Now you need to trust me.
What appears to be all about this teen?
Is also about you as my parent;