Freedom and letting go of our children is extremely hard to do. As a mom of three teenagers, I thought I had it all figured out until my oldest left for college.

It seemed so easy to parent, or make sure they are doing what you want them to do until they are no longer in your household. That’s when all your control goes straight out the window and what you are left with is a hope that all that you have taught them is enough.

This article reminded me that it is so important to give them opportunities to make their own decisions while they are still with you – when it is safer to fail, ask questions, have conversations and develop the ability to make good decisions before they have to do it own their own.