“There’s some underlying truth to the thought that having teenagers is hard, but having any child is hard,” Elizabeth said. “Girls come with their own package—we refer to ours as the ‘house of hormones.’ … But I think there’s a lot of fear [out there], and people only hear the negative stories sometimes.”
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