I spent a lot of time at the beach, ensuring soft landings when I did let go.
As we all know, there is no learning to walk without falling down. But when do you hang on and when do you let go?
I chatted with my kids, some of whom are now teens, about the sorts of mom situations that moms should probably back away from. Even if it is your first instinct to rush to the rescue, don't. How are your kids going to learn if you don't let them handle the risks, and consequences? I know. It's hard!
1. The Homework Situation
You're in the driveway when your kid smacks his forehead. They forgot to do their homework! "Please please please let me stay home today!" they beg. Or worse