Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Letting Children Go

A Motherlode blog in the New York Times here has a column by a doctor about how he keeps in contact with this four adult children who are in college and graduate school.  Most of the comments suggested he was too much of a helicopter parent.  He does things like requiring that they call each other at least once a week.  A lot of the comments are pretty funny.

It's always hard letting go--letting children go and now, for us, letting grandchildren go.  I've always loved that poem by Kahil Gibran:  "Your children are not your children . . . "

Our reward is watching our children, and their familie, be strong and independent--and freely give us love back, without any demands or guilt-trips from us.

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