There are so many rules in life that were meant to be broken.
My 15 yo boy knits. He's really good at it. His friends admire him for it.
My 6 yo boy has neat handwriting.
My 5 yo girl doesn't hit like a girl. She hits like someone who understands the mechanics behind momentum, impact, and fist formation.
My 16 yo boy is a poet and he actually wants to create peace & happiness for those around him.
The rule that says teenagers are "going through a difficult time" is possibly one of the most cruel social rules we have ever written as a society, but whatever. I found a town where rules are easily broken. I'm happy.