Because I Said So…At Least Until You Say So: Parental Authority Over College-Aged Kids

from ScienceOfRelationships.com

Simply put: When is it appropriate for parents of college students to put their foot (or feet) down and provide direction vs. hold back and let their kids make their own mistakes? Balance this conundrum with the knowledge that parents’ aging children actually like their parents more when they maintain appropriate boundaries, and you have a recipe for quite the pickle.”

What’s a Parent To Do?: Raising Teens to Having Healthy Relationships

from ScienceOfRelationships.com

 “It is somewhat ironic that such indications that parents are actively engaged in their child’s romantic lives (i.e., they take a stand by offering strong cautions to delay dating or expressing misgivings about romantic partner choices) not only appear to be ineffective but are tied to greater risk.”

This whole parenting thing is hard.

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(reposted from Parenting. Illustrated with Crappy Pictures.)
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