Someone who knows my children very well asked me last week what my parenting recipe is.
I rattled off a few things, and I have to say that honestly, it really was just a few things. I could write a book about my recipe (and I am), but if I only had one word of advice for all parents (of any age child) it would be this: balance.
Balance is allowing them enough space to make them want to come back.
If you don't have it, they will run full speed in the opposite direction.
They have wings mom and dad, let them fly.