Parents blamed by adult children, recognize the good you did.
It’s wise to recognize our own mistakes as parents, but it’s also wise for adult “children” to consider a parent’s point of view. One of my sons recently traveled to a very cold climate. Before he left, I said, “Do you have a warm enough jacket?” He made a funny face, and then we both laughed like crazy! Itwasfunny, and I added, “I guess you’re old enough to figure that one out.” It’s a mom thing, but is it reason to abandon me.No. How about hate me?No. And he knows that (thank goodness).
The father who wrote to me about the AARP article said that one of the reasons he was successful in his overall life was that he had learned to recognize problems quickly and work to fix them before they were upon…
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