Letting Go….

Many parents find it hard to step back and allow their young adults to make their own decisions; especially if those decisions are clearly not in their best interest.  I, for one, am one of those parents. However, I am quickly learning that letting go is just as much apart of parenting as cleaning scraped knees and tucking small smiling faces into bed at night. This is not to say that we don’t require our young adults to respect the rules our home and continue to live a life that reflects the morals we’ve instilled in them. It simply forces us to realize that while we often know whats best for them, life is about learning, making mistakes, and hopefully learning from those mistakes.  They need the space to learn and they can only learn by making decisions AND mistakes.  So the next time I have the desire to force my opinion and will, I will step back and ask “Is this a letting go moment?”

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