Parenting Your Adult Children Who Know Everything About Everything
TBMASCS – 127
In this energetic program, Brother Marcus, Sister Cecelia, and TheMarriageKeepers confronted the topic of, “Parenting Your Adult Children Who Know Everything About Everything”. In this show we talked about the great challenges of dealing with our adult children. Why is it so difficult to transition from parenting a child to parenting an adult? How do parenting roles change when your children become adults in age but may not be willing to take on adult responsibilities? As our children get older and become adults, what standard do we use to measure them by? Some parents who are in this situation are very worried about their adult child’s future and what kind of life will they actually have? They worry constantly about how their adult children will make it out here and whether they will ever find gainful employment. What happens when the adult child never leaves home or quickly returns to live at home after a brief experiment with the adult world? Do the rules change when they have to move back in with you and you are all living together again, under the same roof? Does a parent have a right to enforce the rules of their own home? What does a parent do if their adult child tells them, “I’m an adult too and you can’t tell me what to do?” Is it possible for parents to see their children in a new way? Are we being as encouraging as we could be to our own Adult children? How do we influence an adult child to take responsibility for their own future? If things have gone very wrong in our relationship with our adult sons and daughters, how do we reconcile our changing relationship with our adult children? Should we establish a written agreement with all parties concerned that clearly outline the terms, conditions and the rules for what living back at home means? Listen to this show and learn the answers to these questions.