Single Mothers – Children Crave Boundaries – & It’s Up to You to Set Them

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April 12, 2013 by tonyberkman

Wisdom for Women

Elisabeth w childrenMoments for Mom

I had just finished laying out how we were going to handle grades for next quarter…the incentives and consequences that I thought I’d try.

“I’m not going to participate in that,” my daughter said. She didn’t say it unkindly; she just didn’t agree with me.

I see this daughter of mine – the girl who is now taller than me, who can drive, who can go on dates, who can decide to go on mission trips – and a part of me forgets for a split second that though she’s my equal as far as we’re both human and we’re both creations of God, she is not my equal in role in this family.  And I almost let it go.

But I don’t.  Because though the time is ticking away and though in what will feel like just moments, I’m sure of it, she’ll be moving out…

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