Most people when they imagine parenting picture chubby babies and cute toddlers being lovingly tended by their most energetic and caring future selves. But nobody envisions themselves teaching their teenage daughter how to apply mascara or master a stick shift. And we definitely don’t fantasize about the hard realities of life with a drama filled teen girl. Perhaps that’s for the best, because if we came face-to-face with the realities of mood swings, peer pressure, and angst that go along with parenting teen girls, nobody would ever want to be a parent. If you’re stuck in the middle of this most difficult of parenting stages. Good luck. You’re going to need it.