No matter what age our children are, we never stop being a parent. Yet, when they reach adulthood, our relationships change. We must learn to be healthy in this new, somewhat complicated place of adult to adult. If we don’t make that transition, our children will suffer and so will we.
Dr. Jim Burns, president of Homeword, joins us to offer his insight into not only how we begin early to prepare for this stage, but also how to navigate difficult conversations, what to do if our kids move back home, and what to do if we don’t approve of who they are choosing to date and/or marry.
Turn out, helping our children launch into adulthood is just as much about us as it is about them.
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“Early on, we realized we were going to have to be available to them, but learn to keep our mouth shut, and wait for them to ask for input.”
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