Feb 10, 2021
Launching your child brings a host of emotions. For most parents, it's a bittersweet experience. Feelings of loss, fear, excitement, and satisfaction are some of the more common emotions parents have to work through. But launching your child doesn't mean the end of your relationship or influence.
Like most parents, I remember the day we launched our first child. He was eager to begin a new season of life. Starting a new chapter is both exhilarating and scary for a young adult. Tom and I were excited for him, but we were a little sad because it meant our lives were changing too.
I've learned the experience of launching a child isn't the same for every child. We were a little more nervous with some than others. Temperament, readiness, and security were on our minds.
Recently, we launched our fifth child...