I swear it was just yesterday I held this little girl in my arms and nursed her to sleep, to think she will be 10 years old this October and my days of having her home more often than not are soon to disappear. With friends, teen years and possibility of a teen job I know my days are coming short with having my first born around as often as she used to be.
For this reason alone I plan to make the absolute best of the next few years with her, to continue on in our quest to keep our positive and strength. The quest to know that when she is set free in this world to experience some new things on her own that I have faith and trust in what she has been taught to be morally accepted and “right” will be in her mind when faced with peer pressure.
Every parent probably worries the first time their child is let out with a curfew or for their first dance, it’s natural, but I firmly believe children need that space to learn to grow and become their own self. By letting your child go a little and giving some freedom they learn to trust in themselves through the trust you have given them. Of course, there will be consequences for bad decisions made and I am sure my children will all make mistakes, just as we all do in our path to finding our own self, however, I will be there to discuss why the consequences are in place and that even adults have consequences for their incorrect decisions in life.
Oh the joys of a once little girl going into the world to start becoming more independent. I am happy, sad and scared all at once, but I do know one thing – I am thankful that I have the confidence in my children to make the right decisions when left with a little bit of freedom to roam.
- At What Age Did You Let Your Children Walk Stores Alone? (happilyblended.com)