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How To Interact With Adult Children As A Parent

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It’s important to respect the personal space of the person who occupied your womb for nearly a year and then lived in your house for 18 more.

If your grown child still lives with you, delegate household tasks. Make them do the laundry, wash the dishes, and promise you that life won’t always be like this.


Recognize their achievements by displaying notes from their yearly performance review on the refrigerator.

Accept that your child is a capable adult with a mind of his or her own and no money of his or her own.


Call and chat with them at least once a week to stay connected, but avoid touchy subjects like work, their love life, or last week’s phone call.


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