02 Jan

The Right Kind of Bubble Wrap

This episode is for all of you practicing letting go of your kids.  Perhaps it’s letting your kid get on the bus to an out of town sporting event and traveling without you for the first time.  It might be leaving your kindergartner for their first day of school or dropping off your teen for their first day of high school. Maybe it’s letting go and allowing your kid to fully experience the consequence of a bad choice. Maybe it’s letting go as they have their first sleep over or letting go as they drive on their own for the first time or as they move out for college. Whatever the letting go may be, how do you find your inner calm?  It is through trusting that you have done your job.  It’s by wrapping your kid in the right kind of bubble wrap. Wrap your kid in your confidence in their ability.  All their power lies within.  Ann Landers says “It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.”

Vashti Summervill
I consider it my life’s work to build community and connection. I am a warrior mom of two teenage girls, a passionate educator and musician. I also have first hand experience parenting a teen through very difficult times. I have embarked on a journey to combine my experiences as an educator, artist and as a parent to help develop programs to support and educate parents, especially those struggling in their relationship with “tweens,” teens and young adults. I am a graduate of The Parent Coaching Institute. I am currently the co-chair of the St. Luke’s Pediatric Family Advisory Council representing families with children hospitalized due to a mental health crisis. I am on the board of the Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition. I am an Associate Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association and I am committed to their Principles of Good Practice.

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