Children grow up whether you're ready for it or not. They begin to make choices and decisions—and even have relationships—that you know nothing about. In other words, they begin to build lives that are separate from their parents. And they seem to start the process when you're not looking. While you're still relating to the traumas of teendom , they're quietly making the shift to adulthood. The secrets of handling this transition gracefully are pretty basic.
Parenting Adult Children, Friendship with Grown-Up Kid
Losing a parent is among the most emotionally difficult and universal of human experiences. Most people will experience the loss of their mother or father in their lifetime. Losing a parent is grief-filled and traumatic , and permanently alters children of any age, both biologically and psychologically. Nothing is ever the same again — the loss of a parent is a wholly transformative event. Nikole Benders-Hadi.
The 6 Things You Shouldn't Say To Your Adult Child
I am watching television when my daughter comes over for a cuddle. Nothing unusual in that, perhaps, except that she is 23, has a full-time job, and is used to travelling round the world on her own. Most of the time, her response to even an affectionate hair ruffle is to dart away. So while this momentary closeness is a poignant reminder of her earlier years, I feel a touch of anxiety as well.
I lived in an unhealthy family for more than 40 years, but I didn't make the choice to "break up" with my parents overnight. For most people, it's unimaginable for a grown man or woman to choose to stop all contact with their parents. The people who provided food, clothes, and shelter, attended dance recitals, volunteered at school, or cheered from the bleachers during every Friday night's football game don't deserve to be abandoned in their old age just because they made some parenting mistakes, right? According to Monica Ross, LPC, "If either party feels as though they cannot be respectful, loving, and supportive towards the other, then yes, it's time to move on and find those with whom one can.