High School and Beyond
Do you see the changes
from infancy to adulthood? In the beginning you were responsible for providing
everything of their physical needs and no guidance. Now it is almost
exclusively guidance and very little direct personal needs.
Well, they expect
food, a bed, and clean undies - so I suppose nothing has really changed, but
now they need help with life choices and decision making which affects their
future. Sometimes you will have to let them make their own mistakes, and
sometimes you may have to intervene forcefully, but hopefully they will ask for
your advice and wisdom. That is gratifying.
page was authored by Dr. James C. Montgomery MD FAAP.