Just Leave Me Alone is for all of you smothering parents out there that worry about every little thing when it comes to your children. Many parents don’t realize that being too strict has its disadvantages. We all want to protect our children, but there is such a thing as overprotection. The best thing to do as your children get older is to give them room to make their own mistakes. It won’t be easy, but I feel like it’s necessary. If you don’t trust your children, then they will never feel comfortable coming to you about anything, and they are more likely to keep secrets and even lie to you, especially if you’re that parent that overreacts about everything. Nobody’s perfect. Your children will make bad decisions in their lives, but you still have to trust them to make the right decisions. This is something that every parent will have to face at some point, even if you don’t want to.
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