Preparing children for adulthood is something we start early at our house. We tell ourselves from the beginning that we are raising adults and not children, so our eyes are always looking ahead. Obviously we do not require of a toddler what we would require of a preteen, yet the mindset of raising adults keeps us from stalling before the goal of maturity is reached.
If we view ourselves as coaches, our parenting will look different depending on the age and maturity of a child. I would like to share a broad outline of the stages we go through with our children.
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