Adult Children

2 years ago

How to Prioritize Yourself as a Couple When You Have a Senior Parent or Adult Child Living with You

About five years ago, my husband approached me and asked me how I would feel about having his mother come live with us. We had only been married for about three years at that point, and she lived about 1200 miles away…

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2 years ago

How Estranged Mothers Can Find Acceptance and Healing

Martin Luther said, “You cannot keep birds from flying over your head, but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair.” Read More

2 years ago

Of Mothers and Adult Children – How Do You Cope with Thoughts that Make You Worry?

It is said that once a mother, you are always a mother. However old your son or daughter may be, they are always your children. This may be right, but it is a blessing and a curse. Most of us cannot escape it. This realisation came home to me…

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2 years ago

Talking About Estranged Adult Children and Some Healing Advice

Some time ago, I wrote an article about how to deal with estranged adult children. It was in the choppy wake of Mother’s Day. Many of us were feeling the heightened sting of loss. Read More

3 years ago

What is the Best Thing About Seeing Your Adult Children Grow Older?

My daughter turned 50 this week. Yes, 50. How did that happen? I was 50 myself only a few months ago – or so it seems. Read More

4 years ago

Adult Children Coming Home Don’t Break these 9 Rules of Engagement!

Have you ever needed to provide temporary housing to your adult children?

Living in a full house can be a wonderful experience and also a very challenging time. I am describing a situation when your adult child and their family move in under the same roof and have different – read as unique – parenting ideas that may seem foreign to you! Read More

6 years ago

Parenting Adult Children: 3 Decisions to Help Guide Your Conversations

When your child was three years old, you had one way to communicate. Due to their immaturity, chances are you were more directive and direct with them. “Don’t touch the hot stove!” or “Let’s go use the potty!” These were the ways we communicated based on the needs of the moment. Read More