Trying to Let Go

As a parent of a SENIOR, I am trying to have Noah do more for himself.  It is hard for me to watch him stress over minor situations and not help him find a solution.  I am the Italian-Jew mom who hovers and helps no matter if he wants it or not.

He is almost 18!  So, I am trying to step back and wait for him to ask for help.  This transition for both of us is not easy.  I know he will benefit in the long run.


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I am Marie. I am a proud mom of Aspieteen. I am an educator in the public school system. I have seen and expierenced many school districts not meeting the needs on students with IEPs. This is frustrating to me as an educator and as a parent. Districts and schools seem to focus on the money and feelings of teachers rather than what is best for the student to be successful. Sometimes, I will share the interesting information I have found via tweeting and blogging. Then, other times, I will share my own personal experience at a parent with an exceptional teenager.

3 thoughts on “Trying to Let Go”

  1. This is exactly how I feel with Mason starting his freshman year. I’m trying so hard to not micro manage. He picked out his own clothes this morning and I’m like “no….that shirt doesn’t go with……” —then I stopped myself and said “ok if that’s what you want to wear that’s fine with me”.

    One step at a time. Right?? 🙂

  2. You’re doing it right! And that doesn’t mean it won’t be difficult. But through these loving acts our kids grow and we grow. Three weeks ago my son moved away to college. After micro-managing his life for the past 18+ years, I’m going through some serious separation anxiety. My son is doing fine, I’m happy to say. Just a bit ironic, wouldn’t you say? Keep up your good work, mom!

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