As much as your teens would like to think that they are ready to set their own set of rules, they simply are not. They are inclined to take risks and often use bad judgment. So what are parents to do when teens announce by their actions or lack of actions that they are now marching to their own beat?
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By the time you're in your 50s or beyond, you expect that your heavy-duty parenting is nearing an end. If your kids are between the ages of 18 to 29, a period called 'emerging adulthood,' you most likely expect that they'll gradually become more and more independent and your official empty nest period can get underway.
She was bathed and dressed, wearing cute summer shorts and a matching top. Blue. We went to play on the bay beach for a few minutes before dinner. Swing on the swings. Dig in the sand. Sit on the teeter-totter. It was not time to play in the water. Re-read the first part of the first sentence -- she was bathed and dressed. She was also 4 years old and into testing both herself and me.
Children learn things at the knees of their mothers that they can't get anywhere else. They learn about life and how to experience it. Parents really are the first teachers -- and, dare I say it -- the home is the first schoolhouse. As parents, we have embarked upon the journey of guiding a new member of our species into adulthood successfully.