Wednesday’s Parent: Embracing your almost adult-children on Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day!!! Photo by Wendy David-Gaines

Happy Mother’s Day!!! Photo by Wendy David-Gaines

H ow time flies, especially when you are a parent.

A dulthood is for parents, right?

P uberty strikes and soon parenting an adult-child is on the horizon.

P erhaps you reminiscence, fondly gazing at hundreds of baby photos.

ou cherish those memories of “firsts” and milestones reached.


M uch of your day is now spent dealing with teen angst.

O h the list of college prep chores seems endless:

T he college search, the study for standardized tests, the college visits.

H oping it all gets done in-between AP classes, proms, driving and dating.

E ndless worrying, hoping and wishing your child will succeed.

R earing your child to be an independent, self-supporting good decision-maker.

S illy parent, you gave your child the tools to make his/her own way in life.


D id not realize that meant you may sometimes disagree with your child’s choices.

A s the stakes grow higher, you rely on keeping communication flowing.

Y ou are now ready for parenting an adult-child.


Read Suzanne’s postMother’s Day, Smother Day to continue your Happy Mother’s Day vibe!!!


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