Do you feel you are being torn in several different directions at the same time? Work, household, expenses, everything pushing you back, when you're struggling so hard to go forward.
Bring your teens into the 'real world.' Shielding them from the toils of life is not the answer. Teach them early about expenses, hardships and stress. They can't help you, but you will be helping them. They need to learn about these things. We truly do them no favors by shielding them from the hardships of life, though we believe we are. After all, these thing are a part of life. Help your child, be there for them to help them learn what they WILL BE facing in their own near future.