Overprotective or Good Parenting: My Love for Chloe

The love a parent feels for an 11-year-old is most likely the same love felt for a 50-year-old child...never ending, yet tinged with worry, joy, understanding and compassion.I wonder if I will ever allow my child to go out with her friends and not be standing on the sidelines worrying.  Will I be able to trust that she will always make the right decisions and not be swayed by her peers?  I often get a stomach ache when I send her off on a new journey without adult supervision....more