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Letting Go & Branching Out - How Parents & Students Can Begin to Prepare for Independence

Updated: Nov 12, 2020

Parents have held full control over their children throughout their young lives. Through the good and the bad, they have embraced this position and nurtured every aspect of the journey. Now your child wants to make their own decisions, and play a more meaningful part in their development. This is hard for parents to ‘allow’. When parents don’t encourage their teens to make and take responsibility for their decisions, teenagers rebel and lose trust in themselves. They don’t feel understood, trusted, or heard. and their relationship with their parents suffers. The even bigger concern for society as a whole, if parents remain reluctant to let go is what generation of adults are we developing?