If you have a teenager, then you already know that the day is soon coming when your son or daughter will leave home. That moment for you will be the culmination of years of dedication, focus, and sacrifice. It will also be accompanied by a whirlwind of emotion – part accomplishment and relief, part loss and grief.

Some parents react to the struggle of letting go of their children by not letting go. They cling to their need to feel needed. However, you bless your children when you let them go. Independence gives them the opportunity to live out their own adventure of faith and trust in God.

That’s why your child’s high school years can be a transformative season not only for your teenager but for you. It’s an opportunity to surrender your relationship with your child to God.

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