This is parenting.

“We are what they grow beyond. That is the true burden of all masters.” (Yoda, The Last Jedi)

This week I go to my son’s college orientation, in preparation for launching him from the nest in a month or so. It is a bittersweet time, but a necessary one. This quote from Yoda is especially helpful—our son is destined to grow beyond us, as our daughter already is. This doesn’t mean they no longer need us, or our guidance (or wallet); it just means we get to watch others lead them as well, as they ultimately learn to lead themselves.

This is leadership.

This is parenting.

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