I remember thinking that when my first daughter turned 13. She was always compliant, obedient, wanted to please, and then—boom—just like that, it all changed. All of a sudden we went from being the smartest parents in the world to the dumbest. It happened with all four of my kids, and I actually thought I was a terrible parent for "allowing" this to happen. Is this behavior normal? I’m not sure, but it happens a lot. The great news is, once they get married and have kids of their own, we become wise again. Lessons? First, God uses this in both of our lives for His good. Secondly, it helps us practice unconditional love. Thirdly, trust God for the outcome. After all, He controls it all.