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UnknownVarial3le July 20th, 2013 5:40pm

When you are the parent of adult children (25+) is your job: Provide advice and support for their decisions Or Push them down the path you think is best for them?

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bMyComrade Stumptown
07/20/13 4:43 pm

I seek m parents advice, but its my decision, I am completely independent of them financially so they can't influence my life choices.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/20/13 11:47 am

By 25 I'm not sure you should even be offering unsolicited advice unless it's understood in your relationship that it's welcome and appreciated. Definitely no path-picking or pushing by then.

susanr Colorado
07/20/13 11:29 am

I can't imagine trying to direct my adult child's life. When she was younger (20-25) I might have been more inclined to *encourage* her to do something, like finish college, or learn to drive, but I didn't think it was my business to *push* her in...

susanr Colorado
07/20/13 11:30 am

..any particular direction. She's almost 46 now. Sometimes we do discuss aspects of her life - we like & trust each other - but I imagine she has more of those conversations with her husband than with me. I have always *supported* her decisions.

comppete Las Vegas
07/20/13 11:23 am

Sometimes, I have to keep my Wife from telling our Daughters what to do. I listen, then repeat what they said back to them, then maybe offer a couple of ideas, but I always tell them it is their decision. I'm here to apply band aids, so to speak.

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