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LETTING GO

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When is it time to let go? This is the most difficult part of the journey of parenting, because it means we have reached our destination. The time when our children are self sufficient enough to enter the world as adults and begin to provide for their own needs. Lately this is becoming more and more of a gray area where young adults are not leaving home. Some of them have full-time jobs,contribute to their parents household, while others seemingly have no intention of changing they good thing they have got going.

If you are a parent of a young adult( someone who is over the age of 18) who lacks ambition enough to seek employment.You must ask yourself this. Do you anticipate outliving your child/children? Unless you do which is highly unlikely,your child needs to begin the process of fending for themselves. Otherwise they could end up being 50 years old by the time of your passing with absolutely no skills to enter into the workplace with.

If you feel as though you owe them something you are right you do! You owe them the lesson of doing for yourself. Remember that old saying? if you feed a man a fish he will eat for a day. If you teach a man to fish he will eat for a lifetime. The same is true when it comes to LETTING GO!

This is a time for parents to start thinking about the next chapter of their lives. What would they like to do next? What is it that you have been wanting to do that you could not do while your children were still young?

We all still have plenty of living left to do!!