We thought our son would attend a four-year college. Now it’s our turn to learn

“There are times in your parenting journey when confidence sets in and things hum along smoothly for a while. Then there are days when you lock yourself in your bathroom with a bag of Milano cookies questioning every interaction you’ve ever had with your kids. I spend most of the time somewhere in between, but keep my Milanos close at hand, just in case. These days, I feel like those confident parenting moments are less frequent. Perhaps because my role is shifting as my 17-year-old twin sons are figuring out their next steps.”


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