I truly could not have written this article better myself!
My favorite excerpt, "Your job is to know your child well enough to make a good call about whether he can manage a particular situation. Will you stay up worrying? Probably, but the child’s job is to grow, yours is to control your anxiety so it doesn’t get in the way of his reasonable moves toward autonomy."
Here is the rest of the article:
Jessica Martin, Ed.S., NCSP
RVA Director of Special Education & Student Services/School Psychologist