Required reading

Just finished reading an amazing post on Vicki’s blog about letting go, allowing space, taking the back seat, and watching from the sidelines. How frightening, how truly frightening to imagine making the grave, grave mistake of holding on too tight…

… My heart goes out to parents who mistakenly cling to their child while they are young, in hope that they will continue to play a part in their child’s adult life.

But the truth is, and Colin is a shining example of how this works – the sooner you practice giving them their space, opening up experiences that don’t include you, the more apt they are to keep you in the loop when they move out at 18. …

Read Vicki’s full post: Traveling to stay close

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