about 1 year ago
One thing you don't realize about parenting till you have kids is that unless you have lots of kids you're always going to be a noob. The parents of a 13 year old have 13 years' experience as parents, but they may have zero years' experience as parents of a 13 year old.
This explains why your parents seemed so incompetent when you were a teenager. They were equally incompetent when you were 2 and 5 and 9, but you didn't notice.