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As a parent, our role changes after our kids grow up. But, we’re not always ready for this change. Especially if our kids choose different—even seemingly wrong—paths.
So today, mom and author Mary DeMuth helps us navigate the rocky terrain of parenting adult kids.
And if you’re one of many parents in a painful season of trying to reach your wayward child, Mary shares how you can navigate your heartache, develop new rhythms to reconnect with your adult kid, and place your trust in the Lord for your child’s future.
I answered the phone one Friday in May, just six days before school was out, and heard my tenth grade son’s history teacher say,
“Mrs. Rothschild.” (It’s never a good sign when a phone call begins with Mrs.) “Your son, Clayton, has a 69 in my class. He’s so bright and I know he can do better… I thought you could encourage him.”
Oh, yes. I was ready to “encourage” him!
I was upset, panicked, and feeling guilty that I hadn’t been more alert. I was a mixed up mess of emotions.
The first words from a first born baby are just the best, aren’t they?
Our first child’s first word was… wait for it… wait for it… ball!
Yep, not original, but, girl, I wrote it down in the baby book, called my mom and was so excited I could have started a blog dedicated to his brilliance.
Then, he added words, but only a few. He called my husband “Dadda” and he could also say “up” when he wanted out of his crib.