Do your adult children frustrate you? Does their behavior chap your hide or make you sad? Today’s Self-Care Hacks podcast will share five hacks for improving your relationship with your adult children.
Rate Your Relationship
How would you rate your relationship with your adult children? Do you communicate daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly? When was the last time they asked you for advice or money? If you don’t live in the same town, how often do you get together? Do you and your spouse struggle with choices your adult children make? How often to family gatherings turn tense and uncomfortable? If your adult children have kids of their own, do you enjoy a good relationship with your grandchildren?
If any of these questions make you feel sad, regretful, or uncomfortable, this podcast episode is for you. Even if you don’t have children yet, this podcast is for you (you can share it with YOUR parents and use it as a starting point for a deep discussion). Maybe you still change your children’s diapers, this episode is still for you. It’s never too early to start thinking about your parent goals. What do you want your relationship to look like in the future?
When you start with the end in mind, your chances of achieving what you want grow exponentially.
Relationships gone wrong generate overwhelm in our lives. We can improve our self-care when we improve our relationships with others.
Come back next week when I share hacks for having a better relationship with your spouse.
Show Notes: Books to Read Before Your Kids Are Adults
Have a New Kid by Friday by Dr. Kevin Leman
Boundaries with Teens: When to Say Yes, How to Say No by Dr. John Townsend
How to Talk so Your Teens Will Listen and Listen so Your Teens Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish