Kids often want to make a change. It happens in a lot of blended families — ours included. All of our kids are now age 20 to 28, so hindsight is 20/20.
I can confirm that it was a good decision each and every time one of the kids moved. My kids’ dad passed away 13 years ago, so my kids were kind of stuck with my hubby and me, but we had a revolving door for my stepsons. It may sound silly, but it worked.
I was reminded of all of this when I read one mom’s struggle of letting her 14-year-old daughter go live with her dad on Blogher.com.
The story is thoughtful and insightful — a great read and a reminder that kids are way smarter than we think they are.