We will always be able to help them financially no matter what, but we wanted them to learn that no one is just going to hand them money for nothing; it needs to be earned. Although it might seem like too major of a life lesson for children to learn, I believe this concept will grow with them.
We are teaching our daughter that we trust her, that we understand she is maturing, and that some lessons she needs to figure out on her own. But no matter what happens with this relationship or future relationships, we will be there for her every step of the way.
Music helps create a better bond with my children. When they get in the car from the pickup line, they pick the music, and it helps me to determine what kind of day they have had. Being the mother of two pre-teens, it’s sometimes difficult for them to tell me how they are feeling. Music has helped them express those feelings.