Friday, September 23, 2016

Parenting Your Adult Child

 If I see one more parent enabling their adult child, I am going to scream!

I get it. Your child is still your child.  We still want to fix things and we always will.  But in this season of the parenting journey, there is a fine line we cross when we parent. 

  Here is something to think about to help with this transition:

Let go: I don't know about your household, but my kids were normal until they moved out of my house. Now they are all as they say, "missing a few crayons from the box!"  Well, not quite that extreme, although it might be for you!  But, if we don't let go and allow our son or daughter to take responsibility for their actions, then we are partaking in the making of a dysfunctional adult. Ask yourself, what is the role of parenting?  It is to raise our children to be respectful, self-sufficient citizens of their community.
      For some of us the letting go part is hard and you might tend to enable or even meddle.  This transition into this new chapter in our life can be emotional as well. You might feel as if you're not needed anymore.  Please remember-You are always needed- just in a different way.