When your kids are young, it’s easy to swoop in and play the role of the protector in all the mother-hen ways you know how.
Here’s a Band-Aid.
Here’s a bedtime story.
I can conquer 2nd-grade Common Core math like a champ. Now BRING on science fair.
Oh that’s right. They still have cooties.
And the list goes on…
But once they approach the teenage years, those simple fixes aren’t so applicable anymore. Relationships are tricky, break-ups are hard, their homework is even harder—and it often leads to parents feeling like their hands are tied. What happened to being able to fix all of their problems with those handy Band-Aids in the medicine cabinet?