When Dr. Ross Campbell and I wrote our book: How To Really Love Your Adult Child, we discovered many parents who were frustrated with their young adult children. They were anticipating an empty nest, but the young adult is not ready to fly. So, what’s a parent to do? They must give the child more freedom and more responsibility. Freedom and responsibility are opposite sides of the same coin. If they are going to live with parents, they need to assume responsibilities in the areas of finances, chores, and common courtesies. In our book we suggest guidelines. It’s the only way to have a peaceful household. Responsibility is a part of becoming an adult. Love holds children accountable.
January 31, 2013