Parenting when kids become adults
By: Pam Lundell
Your adult child comes to you and wants to move home or borrow some money…again. How do you lovingly give advice and set up boundaries while still being a loving parent? Pastor Ronald Greer is a counselor and expert in this area with a great book called Now that They are Grown: Successfully Parenting Your Adult Children and has some great help and hope for you to continue being the best parent you can be. Pastor Greer explains that as the parent of an adult child you should be caring FOR them not taking care OF them.
Pastor Ronald believes that parents and grandparents shouldn’t be putting themselves in a vulnerable position with their young adult children. He says a good question for parents to ask themselves in a scenario where a son or daughter is asking for assistance is: how did they get into this situation?
You can hear Pastor Greer’s full interview about how to parent your adult child here.