Rhinebeck’s Lesa Cline-Ransome Writerhood the blog : Independence Day

Independence Day

by Lesa Cline-Ransome

As a mother, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to find ways to help my children gain independence and eventually prepare them to leave home strong, sure and confident in their choices as young adults.  This task has not been an easy one. Apparently the idea of independence makes some kids anxious.  Others want too much too soon. My husband loves to make the sound of helicopter blades on the occasions he hears me interfering in their decision making.  And my kids let me know when I overstep my boundaries and crowd their space.  Shouldn’t a parent help with course selection? Weigh in on friendships and dating? A Whatever You Think Is Best mom I am not.

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