If you have a teenager, then you already know that the day is soon coming when your son or daughter will leave home. That moment for you will be the culmination of years of dedication, focus, and sacrifice. It will also be accompanied by a whirlwind of emotion – part accomplishment and relief, part loss and grief.
Some parents react to the struggle of letting go of their children by not letting go. They cling to their need to feel needed. However, you bless your children when you let them go. Independence gives them the opportunity to live out their own adventure of faith and trust in God.
That’s why your child’s high school years can be a transformative season not only for your teenager but for you. It’s an opportunity to surrender your relationship with your child to God.
On our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Setting Your Teen Free to Soar,” we want to equip you to launch your teens into the adult world with a strong sense of independence and confidence while you not only survive but thrive through the changes and challenges that arise.
Carol Kuykendall and her daughter-in-law Alexandra Kuykendall are with us to share personal stories and practical tips that will prepare your child – and you – for their launch.
Carol Kuykendall has raised and launched three adults, including her son, who is married to Alexandra. Alexandra has recently walked through the process of saying goodbye to her oldest daughter.
Carol Kuykendall has co-authored with Krista Gilbert the book Give Them Wings: Preparing for the Time Your Teen Leaves Home by, which is available for a gift of any amount in support of our ministry. Visit our website for more information or call 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).