Estranged Adult Children Taking Things With Them?

AUDIO VERSION:  (Transcript below for those who prefer to read instead) I remember the day that I decided to run away from home.  I must have been about 4 or 5 years old or so. My little doll suitcase (meant for doll clothing) was packed with a couple of pairs of socks, under panties andContinue reading “Estranged Adult Children Taking Things With Them?”

Roseanne The Reboot And Why They May Not Be Able To Go Back Home Again

They say that you can’t ever go home again.  Well, at least not unless you’re on a television set that is. I watched the first 2 episodes of the Roseanne Reboot last night.  While it was great seeing the old “Connor” house and set, I felt like all of these years hadn’t passed as farContinue reading “Roseanne The Reboot And Why They May Not Be Able To Go Back Home Again”

Make Your Child Fear You A Bit

AUDIO VERSION: (Transcript below for those who prefer to read)          I wrote awhile ago that parents shouldn’t be rewarding adult children for treating their parents poorly.  In THIS PIECE, I said, “Far be it from me to tell parents to not tell their children that they are loved and wanted.  EveryContinue reading “Make Your Child Fear You A Bit”

Why Did My Adult Child Estrange Themselves

AUDIO VERSION: (Transcript below for those who prefer to read)      “You are the adult, the parent and it’s up to you to keep the lines of communication going with your adult child by reaching out to them, telling them that you love them and keep on doing it even if you don’t getContinue reading “Why Did My Adult Child Estrange Themselves”

Adult Abusive and Estranged Children: Why You Shouldn’t Give Your Child Everything

AUDIO VERSION: (Transcript below for those who prefer to read)   The next-door neighbours are young and have a child.  A second one is on the way, any day now.  I find myself shaking my head, sighing a lot and musing to myself “uh-boy…are they going to have their hands full,” and want to screamContinue reading “Adult Abusive and Estranged Children: Why You Shouldn’t Give Your Child Everything”

An Ending That Helps Propel Forward?

AUDIO VERSION: (Transcript below for those who prefer to read)     We took one step today towards forward movement as parents of an only estranged adult child.  We bought some sterilite containers and grabbed some cardboard boxes. It sounds easy enough to do, doesn’t it? It’s not! I felt guilt at even getting intoContinue reading “An Ending That Helps Propel Forward?”

Estranged Adult Children Have Treated Their Parents Far Worse Than They Can Accuse Their Parents of Having Done

AUDIO VERSION: (Transcript below for those who prefer to read)     In a previous article, I wrote the following, “Worse than that, a lot of parents are actually afraid of their own child or children.  Part of this is because parents feel that if they’re not catering to their adult child’s every whim, needContinue reading “Estranged Adult Children Have Treated Their Parents Far Worse Than They Can Accuse Their Parents of Having Done”

Adult Estranged Children Have Trained Their Parents Instead of The Other Way Around

AUDIO VERSION:  (Transcript below for those who prefer to read instead)   Flesh, blood and DNA make them part of us.  I’m talking about our children here.  They are the beings that we brought into this world after our bodies, lives and mental status were changed immensely and having given up so much of bothContinue reading “Adult Estranged Children Have Trained Their Parents Instead of The Other Way Around”