Letting Go

When it came time for my kids to leave home, to spread their wings, to enter the “adult world,” I didn’t think I had done enough to prepare them.…


Push the Basket from the Shore

A friend sent me an article written by Ashlei Woods, a children’s teacher and minister and a wonderful author. I highly recommend reading her whole…


Raising Kids to Leave

The coupon arrived from the bed and bath store saying, “Campus Bound: 20% off your entire purchase.” I looked at mine and wondered who I should give…


'The Joy of Letting Go' | ChristianParenting Podcast

Parents let go of their children every day, even in ways they don’t realize. It doesn't just happen at graduation or a wedding—it starts early! In…


SaySomething: Empower Your Kids through Delegating [Video]

In this video podcast (or, "vodcast" as we like to call it), Chrystal Evans Hurst talks with us about how empowering it is for her children to have…


Parenting After the Diploma

Your child’s new diploma has been hung for display or packed. Leftover invitations have said their last words in your recycle bin and are off to be…


Graduating a Child: A Pity Party for One

I'm having a pity party for one today—a full-blown sobfest because today is the second-to-last day of high school for my firstborn. I've been holding…


How Prayer Can Help Parents Let Go Gracefully

The “Firsts” Lesson Parents experience many “first” moments that require us to loosen the apron strings: first play date without mom, first day of…