As parents, our biggest task is to raise our children to become responsible, independent, adult members of society. We spend so much time over the years keeping our kids safe and teaching them life lessons that we can only hope they’re listening to.
But at some point, after doing all this work, it’s time to let them experience their own independence and this can be very difficult for some parents.
This week my guest is my podcast producer, Christina Lemmey, who is a work at home mom and owner of Multimedia VA. She shared her concerns about her 6th grader going on a field trip to an amusement park and how difficult it is as a mother to cut the strings and allow her to go with a new group of friends and unknown chaperones.
I gave Christina some important tips for talking with her daughter about how she expected her to act and behave on the trip and I explained why it was a good thing her daughter didn’t want her mom to chaperone the trip (and no, we’re not blaming the tempermental tween hormones!)
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