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How a paper route influenced my child’s development

When and how to let go when you are not ready.

A Mamma bear and her cubs: working towards independence (Photo: Photo by Delaney Van on Unsplash)

Lately, my husband and I have been having this conversation a lot. Our children are eleven and eight, and it seems in recent weeks that they have started growing up. Really growing up. In height and behaviors — some subtle and some glaringly obvious, underscoring this reality. A reality that has us…




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