I know I have to trust in the way I have raised them, and allow them more freedom. It is difficult to teach my son how to drive and then not bug him every five seconds about safety even after he has his license! I check in on them at home when I'm at work, asking if they have eaten dinner, even though I know they aren't going to starve themselves. It's hard to hold my tongue even though I should, in order for them to be strong and independent thinkers. It is also difficult to stretch the umbilical cord because my son is a senior and going off to university soon. Sage will rapidly follow. I dread thinking about the empty nest syndrome when these two magnificent beings have given me the best years of my life!
I know from my research and writing over the years that I must devote Myself to Myself, and that will ease the shift along at a lesser sting. So, off I go to another hot yoga class and writing retreat! How about you? What do you think is the hardest parts of parenting and why? What transitions are easy or challenging for you? I want to hear from you!
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