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.
This page was authored by Dr. James C. Montgomery MD FAAP.