Everything changes during your children’s teen years, for the kids and the parents. Both must learn to change and adapt with it.
The irony of leaving family to promote the concepts of family is not lost on anyone, least of all the parent in on flight heading far from home.
Guys really do talk about their thoughts and feelings all the time. Just because it’s not emotive doesn’t mean it’s not happening.
He loved going to the Thanksgiving Parade for years. What happened? When did he grow up? Why did our holiday tradition become a low priority?
It’s common for parents’ lives to feel unsettled when their first child heads to college. But the metaphor of child-as-pioneer can help ease the grief.
He still calls me Papa and Daddy. But one day he won’t and as much as that will break my heart, it will be OK because I will always have my memories