Hate Me Now, Thank Me Later

I talked to some parents last week.  I always talk to the parents at the school I’m currently speaking in to give them an overview, a chance to ask questions and some tips on how to get their youngsters through middle school and high school unscathed.

I always end by showing them a clip of my daughter telling her story at that retreat 5 years ago.  To encourage them.  Because she went to the school where their children are now enrolled. Thought it might encourage some of you, too:

She was 20 then.  She’s 25 now.  Her heart is still intact and she is still looking forward to a great marriage and a great family.  In the meantime she’s working on her masters in counseling.

What did you do to get your youngsters safely through those treacherous years?