Is my child ready to climb Mt. Everest? If you’re like me, the answer is “Of course not!” and “She might get hurt!” But what about a harder mountain to climb? How about Grown Up Mountain? This is a mountain you’ve helped your children climb since they were born. But
When it came time for my friend’s daughter to pick a college, she had no idea where she wanted to go. …even though her mother had taken her on dozens of college visits her junior year. So her guidance counselor suggested she just apply to 10 schools she MIGHT like
When I thought about who I wanted my children to be when they grew up, I used to say I wanted them to be “marriageable” and “employable.” Notice that I didn’t say “get married” or “get a job.” I simply wanted them to develop personalities that allowed them to form
Many years ago a very wise person taught me a trick: Remember the word “H.A.L.T.” and don’t ever get yourself too “Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired.” Genius! I have applied that to my life and it works, so I thought why not instill that in my children’s minds, too?
Steve and I talk a great deal about INTENTIONAL parenting during the high school years. By that we mean looking for any and every opportunity to help our children become self-sufficient, thus prepping them for the college years when they are no longer under our roof. These opportunities come up
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