Where do you see your kids grow up? More often than not, it’s in the rear view of your messy, smelly, overly-kidified dad- or mom-mobile.
And, what is it that you see? So much time flippin' past. So much growth happening on the daily. They go from car seat to booster overnight and, soon enough, you’ll be handing your daughter the keys.
Milestones pass every day and new ones pop up in their place, mileage markers along the road from childhood to the teen years and beyond.
Babies don’t know what markers to reach for but eventually become acutely aware of our expectations for the milestones they should be passing. Tweens start to make their own predictions for what they want to achieve. You start giving up control over the course of their lives.
Before you know it, your teen is determined to meet his own milestones. And before they know it, he has teachers, bosses, co-workers, and romantic interests all providing their own list of milestones.
How do you adjust to the fact that your kids are growing up? How do you stay engaged as you shift from their driver to co-traveler? You can’t exit the car just because you aren’t driving. No matter what comes, you never feel prepared. It’s about putting in the work every day.
In this episode of ‘I Am The Worst Parent Ever’ podcast, Robert and Nicole discuss life transitions and the emotions we work through.
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