It is something to watch your children grow up right before your eyes. You know it is supposed to happen and you almost expect it, but it is really something when it really happens.
You can remember when they were babies, and when they took their first steps, but now they are preparing for things like driving, proms, going to college and I know I just can’t believe where the time has gone. You want them to be prepared for their next chapter in life and you need to be prepared for yours. So here are a few resources to consider to help the journey get just a little easier.
There are so many things I want to say to my daughter, and so many lessons I want her to learn. This book lays out just a few of them and really helped me think through the conversations and also how to have them. You may not agree with everything she says, but I think it is a great start. [AMAZONPRODUCTS asin=”B004HFS2LS”]
This book came out a little while ago and I gave it to my teen daughter to read. Although she is 16 now, I thought it was a great book for her to read to get some additional insight into life from someone other than her mother. She read it and enjoyed it. She loved the interactive parts of the book. I loved the idea of her reading the book written by a woman with so much wisdom and life experience.
Many adults have read this book to figure out what they want to do next, and I am thankful that they have introduced one for teens. Part of raising a child is helping them navigate what they want to do with their lives and to help them figure our their real interests. This book is a true classic for a reason.
This book was one of my personal favorites this year. I think it is a great mother and daughter book club book (for older teens of course). I read this book earlier this year and finished it in a day. This book by Sara Jakes talks about her experience as a young lady who has made some mistakes, but who has come full circle with them and brings the lessons she learned along the way. I think it is a great book for conversation and discussion, like a what would you do if that was you kind of book. I greatly appreciated the way the story was told and how the author dealt with real challenges with grace and class, even if it took a little while.
It’s never too early to talk money, so this last addition starts the money conversation early. You want your children to know how to handle their money, and most of all you want them to manage their money well. This book prepares them for that journey and it allows them to think through their money at an early age. This book is another great resource to help them and you, as you prepare them for this new journey of life.