By Russell Gehrlein
At what age does this transition from childhood to adulthood take place? Who gets to decide? The parent, reluctant to let go? The eager child, ready to spread his or her wings? Doesn’t it vary with culture? Good question! More importantly, how do parents get their children to the point where they are no longer considered children in the true sense of the word?
This is the age-old question. My wife and I have two children. My daughter really took control of her life right after college; she is now the COO of a defense contractor. My son took a little longer; he is my desert philosopher. He joined the military at age 29 and faced real life for the first time. Thankfully, he is now married with children and also working in the contractor industry as a team leader.
Spiritually, I still consider them my charges, even though my daughter has now taken control of our lives. This is a reversal of rolls, now that I am in my 80th year. Both are blessings.
It sounds like you have wonderful family! Thanks for commenting!
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