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4 Things I've Learned About Parenting Adult Children

Mar 24, 2014 / Life Stage: College Students and Adults     

As your children become adults, a new chapter in your parenting life begins.  To help you along this journey, I’d like to share some guidelines I’ve learned along the way.  First, be involved but not intrusive.  This may mean giving your grown kids general advice rather than specific solutions.  In this way, they’re able to grow in making their own decisions.  Second, be caring but not crowding.  Often, we find ourselves asking our adult children a millions questions…who they’re with, where they are, and how late they’ll be out.  Avoid crowding your adult child’s life by instead asking more general questions like, “How’s your day going?” so they are able to open up as much or as little as they’d like.  Here are the rest of the 4 Things I’ve Learned About Parenting Adult Children.  



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