If this “Yo-Yo Mom” has learned nothing else in this season of parenting, it’s that the return never lasts long enough. So I plan to relish our time together. I’m going to ignore the messes, deal with the erratic sleep schedule, and spend the time making his favorite meals.
You’re armed with your college acceptance letters but now how do you choose your college with the knowledge that it’s the best choice for you?
But when they do get into college (and they will), how do we know if they are ready to go? How do we let go as parents this year—on some things—but not everything? How do WE know they are prepared, and what can we do to ensure they are?
After years of talking about under-aged drinking with my son, I never shifted the conversation from restraint to responsibility. At age 21, we figure they can do what they want. The drinking conversation stops. It shouldn’t. It should change. I can’t believe I never thought of this.