Raising teenagers can be frustrating. I love my teenage son, but there are times when I just can't deal with him. Thankfully, there is a solution, shown in the accompanying photograph.
I'm glad my son has a sense of humour. He is getting to be of a size where, were I to attempt an incarceration of this type, I might end up instead to be the one behind the bars.
It is ironic that at the time when our children need our input the most, during their teenage years, they are the least likely to share their fears and frustrations with us. That in turn can be frustrating to us, as concerned parents. Still, everything always seems to end up as it should in the end.
After all, look at how well we, who were teenagers ourselves once, turned out.