Proud of my son

The other day, my 15 year old son, my biggest boy, did something that made me very proud. I can’t tell you what it was, because that could identify him and I’ve always been very careful not to identify my kids on my blog. But believe me when I say it made me very proud indeed.

He talked to adults about a difficult subject and they were very impressed with his confidence, maturity and resilience. I feel like they probably forgot they were talking to a 15 year old as he came across as if he was so grown up. He spoke clearly too, which is not something you could usually say about my boy.

The people he spoke to described him as ‘inspirational’, which is a brilliant thing to hear whether you’re 15 or 55. It’s certainly a brilliant thing for a mum to hear about her own son.

When it was done, I was buzzing. That sort of high feeling when nothing really matters. You don’t need to put the washing away or tidy up or get your daughter to bed because your son has just done something amazing.

There’s really not a lot else to say, but I wanted to record it here for posterity. I was, and still am, very proud of my son. And he was proud of himself. And rightly so.

If anyone knows my son and I in real life, feel free to message me and I will happily tell you what he did to make me proud.

Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. Aww! Well done your son! It sounds like he did so well in whatever it was.
    He sounds like a very mature young man x

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    • Thanks very much, he really did! When you see him day to day he’s a pretty typical teenager, but he has this real maturity he can call on when it is needed! x

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  2. A massive well done to him. It’s definitely a really tough thing to talk about and it sounds like he did it justice!

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    • He was brilliant! I got a text today saying again how well he did ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Well done to him. It must have been lovely to hear people talking like that about him.

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    • Thanks very much, it really was! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. What a lovely post to read! Well done to him, and to you also. Inspirational is a great thing to be called, you must be very proud.

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    • Thanks very much. I was very proud! I’ve never heard him described as inspirational before ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Te mid tens years can be tricky and make boys shy and awkward, lovely to have moments like this to suggest the man they will become.

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    • Thanks very much! He’s remarkably not shy or awkward – he always seems to be at his very best when talking to adults ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. This put a big smile on my face. It sounds like he is a real credit to you and growing up.

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    • Thanks very much! Like many teenagers, he hides his light under a bushel a lot of the time, but just occasionally he does something amazing to remind me of the person he really is.

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  7. Aw Sarah this is lovely to hear. Having a similar aged son I know how hard it is to get them to speak sometimes, so to talk to adults about a difficult subject is amazing. Well done to your son, no wonder you are very proud x

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    • Thanks very much! He did brilliantly ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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  8. Nothing more wonderful for a mum than to hear other people talking so positively about her child. It’s better than taking the compliments ourselves isn’t it? Wonderful. This would have been one for #loudnproud eh?

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    • It definitely would have been one for #loudnproud! It is lovely to hear nice things about the kids and he really did me and himself proud there.

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  9. Oh gosh, well done to him whatever he’s been up to. Isn’t it a wonderful feeling when they do something that makes you really proud? I find that when I’m least expecting it, that’s when it really gets to me and they make me a proud mum.
    Nat.x

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    • Thanks very much! I know he’s very good at talking to adults and he always seems to raise his game. I thought he would do well, but to actually be described as ‘inspirational’ is quite amazing! x

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  10. Aww well done to him, it is a proud moment when you realise exactly what they are capable of. My teen just booked himself on a lifeguard course at work which may not seem a lot but he is really shy. He paid for it himself too!!

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    • That’s really good, especially paying for it! I know that teenagers are usually reluctant to part with their own money!

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  11. That’s wonderful. The best bit was he knew he had done so well and was proud of himself too.

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    • Thanks very much! He’s got to raise his game again soon for a 6th form interview. Luckily he always seems to come across so well to adults.

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    • Thanks very much! It’s great to see him raise his game when he needs to ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. Oh that feeling is just so great for a parent but it’s more than pride isn’t it? It’s that feeling that they are going to be OK in the world as they grow up. They know how to handle themselves. Well done to your boy and rightly so to be proud! #TweensTeensBeyond

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    • Thanks very much! He always seems to be able to talk really well to adults, which is a great skill to have at his age.

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  13. That’s a lovely feeling for both of you. It’s a warm glow, isn’t it and it does distract you for a while. Well done to him. Alison x #TweensTeensBeyond

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    • Thanks very much! It really is a lovely feeling ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. I feel proud too reading this Sarah! It’s such an amazing feeling when you are able to say something like this isn’t it. And to hear such wonderful words spoken about your own is like nothing else. We work hard to shape our offspring and it’s at times like this that you realise that you’ve done a grand job. It makes up for all the other bits doesn’t it! I’m thrilled for you and I hope he is feeling pretty chuffed too. Lovely to read and thank you so much for joining us for the first week of #TweensTeensBeyond. We really appreciate your support. Nicky

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    • Thanks very much! It certainly does make up for all the other bits! It’s nice to know what a good person there is hiding under all the ‘teenage’ stuff!

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  15. Well done to your son, sounds like he did an amazing thing and I’m assuming something out of his comfort zone too which makes him an incredible person. I can read how proud you are and I don’t blame you one bit x

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    • Thanks very much! It was definitely out of his comfort zone and he did so well ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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  16. Sarah that is so lovely. Well done to your son. Sometimes it is so easy to overlook our teens’ amazing qualities. There is nothing better than receiving complimentary comments about our teens from others to remind us that we haven’t done a bad job in bringing them up after all. Thank you so much for linking with us this week, your support means alot. Jo #TweensTeensBeyond

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    • Thanks very much! I think teens have amazing qualities, but they just choose to keep them hidden a lot of the time! It’s really nice to be reminded that they’re still there ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. What a lovely description of what was obviously a very special parenting moment. Teenagers get such a bad press and this post reminds us that they exceptional members of society who should be valued. Good for you Sarah for sharing this moment. #TweensTeensBeyond

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  18. Well done him. It’s pretty hard as a grown up to face adults and be able to speak in certain situations. Good for him!! #tweensteensandbeyond

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  19. Well done your son, you have every reason to be proud. To speak to adults maturely and then be described as “inspirational” is wonderful. I hope he’s rightly pleased with himself and that his sixth form interview goes well.
    Thanks for linking up with #SSAmazingAchievements

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