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“Papa’s Always Watching”: Kendra Kramer Is Officially A Teenager
  • She’s officially a teenager. Kendra Kramer turned 13 years old on June 25, 2022 and parents Doug and Cheska Kramer are sentimental but also excited.

    “Seems like just yesterday you were that chubby baby whose personality was larger than life, very loud, unbashful, full of spunk and so playful.

    Doug’s “cheesy caption” is accompanied by a video montage of Kendra through the years. For fans and followers of Team Kramer, it’s a reminder of Kendra’s personality that was evident in her childhood.

    He adds, “We still remember you running and crying after Papa when leaving for training. Then coming home and seeing you dressed up like mommy, with cheek tint, lipstick, and high heels you didn’t want to stop using!

    These days, the public sees Kendra’s transition to a more lady-like demeanor and interests, from being a kikay playful toddler to young woman practicing her catwalk.


    “Though you’re more reserved these days, it’s nice to see that your witty punchlines and charisma remain. You make everyone laugh with your cleverness and easy-going personality.

    Doug compliments her and says, “Your charm is like no other baby.

    'Enjoy your teenage years'

    “You’re such a blessing to Scarlett and Gavin. God made you into the best big sister for them. But in true Ate fashion, that’s what that looks like: “Annoying them, ordering them around, but showing so much love to them it overpowers the first 2.

    Like most parents, Doug looks back at the young years with sentimentality but knows that his role as her dad doesn’t stop. It only shifts. 

    “Mommy and Daddy have so much advice and guidance to give you. But even at this young age, you have already formed your convictions, your non-negotiable, your priorities, and your love for Christ and family.

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    At the end he writes in his caption, “Up next, road from 13 to 18 for you, then punctuates it with three crying emojis.

    Doug’s advice for Kendra is a gem for parents. “Take your time sweetheart. Enjoy your teenage years! You don’t need be perfect all the time, give room to grow, learn, loosen up and relax.

    He ends it by saying the words all parents will say to their kids, “So from Papa and Mama, we love you unconditionally!

    But perhaps it’s his third post for Kendra’s birthday is the message most dads will relate to: “Papa’s always watching.”

    What are the changes to expect in the teenage years

    John Hopkins Medicine outlines a number of changes in children when they enter the teenage years. These are:

    • Physical changes due to puberty
    • Increase in ability to think abstractly
    • May be concerned with philosophy, politics, and social issues
    • Learn to think long-term 
    • Set goals
    • Compare one’s self to peers

    The site also suggest a few ways parents can guide teenagers to develop socially. As Chesca Kramer puts it in her birthday shout out for Kendra, “As you enter your teen years may you find your confidence in Him.” 

    How parents can guide adolescents 13-18 years old

    • Encourage teens to take on new challenges.
    • Talk to your adolescent child on how no to lose sight of one’s self in group settings.
    • Encourage your teenage child to open up to an adult you trust about her concerns, even if the adult is not the parents.
    • Discuss ways to manage and handle stress.
    • Continue providing consistent, loving discipline with limits, restrictions, and rewards
    • Find ways to spend time together.
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