Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by Tanya M, Dec 30, 2014.
There is some very practical advice given in this video.
Can I agree 1000%?
I remember the first time I heard there was such a thing as enabling. Prior to hearing that word, I was so utterly certain I had done something wrong, hadn't loved them enough or hadn't been strong enough myself to be a mother.
Back in the day, homosexuality and autism too, were blamed on poor mothering.
Isn't that something.
It was eye-opening to see how much of this applied to me. I need to watch this about once a week.
Allison's book about setting boundaries with adult children is the first book I read when beginning my journey of detaching and allowing my difficult child to live his own life. She hit me square between the eyes. I finally realized how much I was actually hampering his development by enabling. If you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend it.
Me too. Great book, very readable and applicable. Sometimes while reading it I looked up and wondered how she was watching me parent without me noticing
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