As girls transition into teens, they gradually move further away from you.
And as a parent, this can be a frightening time! You spend all her life giving her the tools to go off on her own someday. But when she takes those first few steps, panic sets in.
The reality is, you begin the journey of letting her go the moment you drop her off at her first day of school or any place without your supervision. You have to trust that outside influences will be positive and in alignment with who you are and how you are raising her. However, the teen years are traditionally a time of increasing independence.
Allowing her to grow and soar is inevitable. But there is one way to make sure you maintain the connection and bond with her.
And that is the gift of being present.Read More