Key Takeaways:

  1. Let go of anxiety. Don’t let your own anxiety about the world of your child’s future negatively impact your relationship. Or negatively impact your child’s ability to go out and kick butt in the world!
  2. Let go of control. Long gone are the days where you can dictate certain things about your child’s life. Your adult child will inevitably stumble and make mistakes, but what adult doesn’t? Allow your child to live their life the way they desire (as long as it doesn’t put their or other’s safety at risk, of course).
  3. Let go of your baby. Though your baby will always be your baby, it’s time to start treating your child like an adult. One of the biggest things they crave is a newly adult-adult (versus adult-child) relationship with their parents. Enjoy fostering a friendship with your adult child!


Have an adult child that’s struggling? Contact Dr. Lee for a free 20 minute consultation to see how she can help!

Please read more about parenting an emerging adult here.