April 30, 2014

How can we miss you if you won’t go away?

In her Globe and Mail essay,  Catherine Brennan calls cell phones “the adult version of the baby monitor” for supervising kids and teens. Although she acknowledges the difficulty for a parent of sending a child into the unknown, she claims that kids “need that repeated practice – from sleepovers to summer camp to extended school trips to that first night in a college dorm – to become confident, independent, self-reliant adults.” Read the full essay HERE 

Kids need time away from their parents, with minimal or no contact, to start the process of separation and development necessary to thrive as independent adults.

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