Hopefully, by this time, your child will have absorbed the wisdom you’ve shared over the years, enabling you to trust them to make wise decisions.
And, hopefully, they will honor you and trust you enough to follow your lead.
Finally, it’s important to understand that your older teen soon will be an adult and your adult child is just that: an adult.
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I was reading an interview with him and he was saying how he's super awkward and bad at first impressions so he needs a girl who could give him a second chance.
I was like 'yo being awkward is my only crowning achievement in life, looks like I'm your girl! You want to present the illusion that you actually have friends and hobbies and other more important people and things to do. Whatever, I reply whenever I feel like it, whether it's immediately or hours later [queen emoji]." -- "I usually wait no longer than an hour.
ou’ve seen it in the movies or on TV: the sweet, innocent daughter is busy studying for classes, spending time with her family, and volunteering at the local animal shelter.
The greasy-haired, tattoo-covered guy has dropped out of high school or college and spends his day driving around in his sleek car. Most of us haven’t experienced this sort of extreme, but it’s still very common for parents to find their older teens and adult children pursuing friendships and relationships with people they don’t approve of.
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