You Are Your Child’s First Teacher
by: Rose DesRochers
How much thought have you given to your child’s future? In three years, my daughter will be eighteen. Most likely, she will be leaving home at this time, and on her way to college.
I ask myself as a parent, will she be ready? Have I prepared her well enough for the future? Have I built courage within her, and will she have the right decision making skills needed to live on her own? I know that three years is not too far away, and I worry about these things constantly.
My husband and I have always encouraged our children to be self-managing, independent thinkers. I’m part of the percentage of parents who pays attention to raising my children. As I look at both of my children, I see a potential that lies within them...