Our girls are not little kids anymore (I’m sure you’ve noticed), and they certainly are not adults yet (even though they may seem like it at times!).  We have an opportunity now, during this transition period to lay down the groundwork, to lay down a strong foundation that leads them (and us) into the teenage & adult years together, hopefully in a way that opens up and strengthens the lines of communication and connection. Not just between parents and children, but also amongst their peers.