Remember the days of chores, curfews, consequences and “I told you sos?” Growing up, our parents were … well, our parents. They were in charge. But then a transition took place, and they became mentors and friends. Maybe for you the transition was seamless, or tumultuous — or perhaps it’s still taking place. This week we talk about the shift that occurs when we spread our wings and leave the nest. What happens when we return home for a visit? How does the relationship with our parents change over time and through the seasons of life? How can we best grow up and assert our independence but still honor our moms and dads in relating to them as adults?