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Monday, March 12, 2012

Parenting Adult Children

I recently met friends and mentors Skip and Buzzie Gray for lunch. In the process, the topic of parenting adult children arose. Skip said, "Ron, remember THREE words: Always, Never, and Seldom." Then he explained.

ALWAYS remember God's promises for your children. Pray regularly for your children, using God's promises for them.

NEVER give unsolicited advice. They probably won't listen anyway.

SELDOM help them, unless they ask and it is agreeable with you. They need to grow and be independent on their own. We shouldn't enable our children but we should come alongside them when it is appropriate.

This is wise advice from one who has traveled the path of parenting adult children.

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