Yesterday morning I waved Cody & Tyson off, they rode their bicycles to school on their own. Our house is around the corner from their school, from my house I can see them going into the school grounds.
But letting them go to school on their own, was a big thing for me, the helicopter parent in me wanted to trail behind them making sure there was no safety hazards, that they didn't fall off their bikes. But I didn't follow them, I waved and watched them happily ride off. They arrived safely.
Their new found independence is doing wonders for their self esteem and confidence levels.
Today I'm going to wait for them to ride home instead of going to meet them at school.