So often, we watch our children make different choices than we hoped they would make. How heavily should we exercise our influence? What happens when nothing is going according to plan?
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I am a single mom; my ex-husband and I had a bad divorce (he was emotionally and physically abusive). He used to play a lot of mind games with me. Unfortunately, the courts don’t see this type of abuse so clearly, so it was impossible for me to get full custody. Now, he plays a lot of games with my son and his emotions.
It just makes cents: BYU study shows children need hands-on experience to learn financial responsibility
"It's evident that what parents do when their kids are young affects their financial outcomes later," said Dr. Ashley LeBaron-Black, BYU professor of family life and lead author of the study. "Beyond talking about money management, it's really important for parents to give kids an opportunity to manage money and make decisions with money from a young age."
"Why do vandals deface a beautiful new storefront? Can you discern a compelling motive? Because they feel uncontrollable envy and rage? "Whatever their motive, what is clear is that they are bent on damaging something precious that doesn’t belong to them. Certain activists are attempting the same with our children.
There are two types of parents in my sphere. They identify themselves by their reaction when I mention I’m researching the subject of parenting adult children. The first type will look puzzled and say, “What do you mean?” The second type, my people, will hustle me aside and whisper, “Tell me more. I need to know what to do, right now.”