As a recent “empty-nester” I could have used something like the list I am sharing with you as my wife and I prepared to send both of our kids out the door to adulthood! A lot has been said about our generation of parenting, quite a bit of it negative in terms of making our kids too dependent on us. To a large extent, I agree with the criticism and have worked hard as a dad to prepare my kids to take care of themselves. Some of it has taken hold, but some has not. Tim Elmore, in his blog Growing Leaders, shares a list of 14 skills he believes we must instill in our children to prepare them to become independent, self-sufficient adults. You may want to create a checklist from this and let it guide you over the course of the next few years. I know that as I looked it over I still have some work to do!
14 Skills Your Kids Should Have Before Moving Out