Whether you consider yourself a "hovering" parent or not, the message to parents in the following article about the importance of stepping aside as our children learn to become independent is a good one ... and one of which I need to remind myself often. I'm sure you'll be able to identify with some part of this article no matter if your student is a freshman or a senior. I really enjoyed the thread of comments posted after the article and loved reading the different perspectives of both parents and "children."
I'm a movie person ... meaning, I love movies. One of my favorite lines from the 80's movie Footloose is, "If we don't start trusting our children, how will they ever become trustworthy?"
Blessings to all parents who love their children.
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