I read a lot of blogs and articles on raising children into their pre-teen and teenage years. One of the most common themes that gets discussed is how to teach responsibility and give freedom at the same time.

There are some articles I agree with and others I don’t, but the one below I believe rides the tension of responsibility and freedom very well. A friend and mom of two (one in college and one in high school) sent it my way, and I wanted to share it with you!

Set Your Kids Free: 10 Things They Need to Be Able to Do on Their Own by Middle School | ElisabethStitt.com

There are really good thoughts and practical teachings in here. Some of which I know our IDX families are already doing, and other things (like learning how to handle money) that I think could be helpful!

Enjoy, and see you Sunday!