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How to Connect with Your iTeen by Linda Perlman Gordon, Susan Morris Shaffer

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Epilogue

Raising children takes parents on a long and frequently intricate path. Unlike our parents and those of past generations, we still may not know where our children are headed while they’re in their twenties. In spite of living with some ambiguity, now is the time to relax a little and reap the benefits. Tricia, a mother of five adult children, recalled,

My most vivid memory of all those early years was standing, holding a baby, nursing, and scrambling an egg carefully over the stove so that I wouldn’t burn the baby’s head. The school bus was coming, the lunches were waiting to be assembled, and my husband was out of town. It was unbelievably chaotic.

But they still grew up. They were so close together in age that all of a sudden, they ...

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