In a culture that has taught us to always be looking over our shoulder, and never lower our defense, how involved should you be in your child’s every move?
Hover [verb]– to keep lingering about; wait near at hand.
Mike and I have been wrestling with the issue of freedom and responsibility with our children for years. Within our home we allow much freedom and encourage a high level of responsibility. We teach our children to use the stove, cut with scissors, babysit, run a dishwasher, wash, dry and fold laundry, answer the phone, feed the animals, change diapers, and the list goes on. Outside of our home is a different story.