I took my older boys shopping yesterday. They are almost 14 and almost 12. It’s gotten a lot easier since the days of strollers and diaper bags and bathroom breaks and snack time and play areas at the mall. A lot easier.
But on the other hand, it’s gone by way too fast. So very fast.
As we proceeded through our shopping day, I took note of the way my boys are growing and maturing into young men.
They have really grown into some fun, and capable, humans. Not that we’re star parents, but instilling our kids with important life skills is at the heart of our parenting. We don’t over-parent, helicopter-parent, or rescue them from the natural consequences of their decisions, or their carelessness.
Translated: We don’t bring forgotten projects, lunches, snacks to school…(Read the rest at Good Life Moms.)