Reminder: Your Kids Don't Need You To Make Every Decision For Them
from the cutting-the-virtual-apron-strings dept
It's that time of year, when kids go off to college for the first time, and parents are suddenly that much more thankful for new technologies that make staying in touch easier. It really is nice that parents and kids can better communicate through technology, but it raises issues for parents who need to learn how to cut the virtual apron strings. This isn't a new idea, but parents sometimes have trouble letting kids grow up in the digital age. Just because you can always be in contact, it doesn't mean you should be -- especially if it means holding back kids' ability to develop on their own and learn how to make decisions without relying on input from home.