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"You have to parent for departure.", he said. Profound. I don't remember anything else from the night. It was if Charlie Brown was listening to his teacher as she said, 'Whaa da waa whaaa' (if you don't know what this really sounds like, watch an episode of Charlie Brown). This was easy for him to say because he has three children who are out of the house. With his wife, they have done a remarkable job with their kids.
Parent for departure. What does that truly mean?
Well, as I have now have two teenage boys (17 & 13), this three-word phrase is beginning to mean so much, maybe too much, and I am still grappling with it. That being said, I am going to write a blog series on this very topic. It's going to be very engaging, informative, real, and a bit funny at times. What do you think it means? And what would it mean for you? Hope you're ready.
I am a dad with growing boys trying to get them ready to get out my house. I really have No Off Season...