Adult Children

12 months ago

Your Adult Children Are All Grown Up. Get Over It!

Having children is overrated. The idea is you raise your kids until they’re 18 and it’s over. No, it isn’t. It’s never over because your those kids become your parents when they grow up. My children are grown and I’d love to get over them, but I can’t…

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12 months ago

The Best Reason Your Kids Should Become Young Parents

Many of us whose children have entered their 30s are still waiting to become grandparents. We understand that our kids have every right to make their own decisions about when and whether to become parents. If they never want to have children…

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1 year ago

Want to Avoid Daughter-in-Law Problems? Let Go to Hold on!

If a mother-in-law has trust and faith in her son, it should give her the confidence to let go and let her son live his own life. She can learn to play a different role and find new interests to occupy her newfound time. Life changes force us to play…

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1 year ago

Why Is It so Painful to Be a Mom After Your Kids Leave Home

Any excitement I had for my son preparing to go 2700 miles away to college has been replaced by an aching, heavy heart. And because it’s such a big transition for both of us, I suggested he take his dog with him – a 14-pound Jack Russell with a big personality…

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1 year ago

Sibling Rivalry – Solving Family Disputes When Caring for Older Loved Ones

Family disputes over elderly parents are more common when multiple children are involved. Siblings may be wondering how to protect the money of elderly parents from a financially dependent brother or sister. Relationship tensions may escalate…

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1 year ago

A Tribute to Mom – Writing a Legacy Letter for the Most Important Woman in Your Life

Does my mother know how much I still need her, even though I am 58 years old and a grandmother to boot? Maybe. But, just in case she doesn’t, guess what my mother is getting for Mother’s Day. Perfume? Flowers? More stuff? Heck no!

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1 year ago

Parenting Adult Children: How to Respond When Your Child Has a Problem

One of the most challenging and rewarding thresholds in life can be talking to your adult child when they come to you with a problem. This is it is a statement of love and trust. Sometimes knowing what to say to them, and how and when to say it…

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1 year ago

The Fascinating Evolution of the Mother-Daughter Relationship Over 6 Decades and More

Motherhood in America is based on a myth. We are taught to believe that we can parent perfectly when we can’t. The myth also says that we parent better than our parents and that we can change the pattern for future generations…

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1 year ago

4 Tips for Building a Strong Relationship with Your Daughter-in-Law

Are you trying to improve your relationship with your daughter-in-law? Do you want to create a better understanding and reduce tension? If these are a few of the questions that frequently enter your mind, then read on for some answers…

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1 year ago

How to Enjoy Your Adult Children After 60

When do our children become adults? And do how we as moms adjust the way we relate to these now-tall people who share our DNA? There are a lot of people who object to the term “adult children.” So what do we call them to be both…

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